michael maltzan architecture + tom leader studio: st. petersburg pier competition shortlist
 
michael maltzan architecture + tom leader studio: st. petersburg pier competition shortlist
dec 01, 2011

michael maltzan architecture + tom leader studio: st. petersburg pier competition shortlist

‘the lens’ by michael maltzan architecture + tom leader studio, st. petersburg, florida all images © michael matlzan architecture all images courtesy of the st. petersburg design competition

 

 

 

los angeles-based practice michael maltzan architecture and berkeley-based landscape architecture practice tom leader studio have collaborated to produce ‘the lens’ a shortlisted proposal for the st. petersburg pier international design competition for the bayside city of st. petersburg, florida. the masterplan hope to generate a central and iconic element which connects the city with the waterfront creating a relationship with the bay. similar to a magnifying glass upon the water’s surface, the sail-like structure rises from the water creating a framed view of the sky and horizon. two pedestrian paths cross each other at varied elevations provide alternative experiences for walking and bicycling.

michael maltzan architecture + tom leader studio: st. petersburg pier competition shortlist pedestrian paths

michael maltzan architecture + tom leader studio: st. petersburg pier competition shortlist interior docks

michael maltzan architecture + tom leader studio: st. petersburg pier competition shortlist view of the water within the lens structure

michael maltzan architecture + tom leader studio: st. petersburg pier competition shortlist

sculpture walk

michael maltzan architecture + tom leader studio: st. petersburg pier competition shortlist water park

michael maltzan architecture + tom leader studio: st. petersburg pier competition shortlist aerial view of the pier

michael maltzan architecture + tom leader studio: st. petersburg pier competition shortlist aerial view of the pier masterplan from the bay

michael maltzan architecture + tom leader studio: st. petersburg pier competition shortlist aerial view of the pier masterplan from the bay

michael maltzan architecture + tom leader studio: st. petersburg pier competition shortlist aerial view of the waterfront parks

  • St Pete deserves this. Having spent many hours on that waterfront, this would definitely be an attribute to the city. It would have to have some form of hurricane-mitigating design features built-in for the inevitable ‘canes. Whatever, the sculpture walk is a must d;-)

    Jetwax
  • I say Maltzan’s proposal is more expensive.

    Form wise not advisable because it is a wind prone area and also when typhoon season comes. I think the life span of the structure is shorter.

    BIG’s proposed structure has more function.

    OP
  • 😀 😀 😀
    Unfortunately not.
    I simply checked the competition site and compared the final entries, then i thought that if I lived in St Petersburg I would love to ride my bike through Maltzan’s pier! A rectilinear path leading to the next iconic pavilion looks like a déjà vu

    Andrea
  • Woah!! Mr. Maltzan, is that you? : )

    JR
  • I think Maltzan and Tom Leader delivered the most interesting scheme. Waving through fragments of “natural” and artificial landscapes the looped promenade provides a truly contemporary version of the pier typology.
    The multiplication of levels, sightlines and microclimatic conditions suggests a rich and unique experience. Would be great to see it built

    Andrea
  • I think BIG proposal is better.

    JR

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