west 8: st. petersburg pier competition shortlist
 
west 8: st. petersburg pier competition shortlist
dec 04, 2011

west 8: st. petersburg pier competition shortlist

‘the st. petersburg people’s pier’ by west 8, st. petersburg, florida all images © west 8 all images courtesy of the st. petersburg design competition

‘the st. petersburg people’s pier’, a proposal designed by the new york office of international architecture firm west 8 has been shortlisted in the st. petersburg pier international design competition to redesign the existing structure for the bayside city in florida. the pier is elevated to ten feet above the water’s surface, the 100 year storm surge level, and serves as a pedestrian bridge to the iconice ‘eye’ pavilion. the underside of the walkway will contain ornate detailing visible to the boaters which pass underneath. prefabricated into 120 foot spans, the pier may be easily and quickly installed with minimal maintenance to the infrastructure over its lifespan. lighting elements along the path will contain an elevated platform encouraging native pelicans to roost upon the posts.

west 8: st. petersburg pier competition shortlist the people’s pier leading to the eye pavilion

the ultimate destination is a rounded pavilion formed with precast concrete, which will age gently with time as the salt water creates a patina on the surfaces. the form facilitates gathering spaces during many weather conditions along with using passive systems to eliminate the need to use utilities for air conditioning. the sculpture is divided into three vertical levels welcoming ocean breezes into the concession floor and community areas. the oculus generates a chimney effect, pulling ventilation through the open rooftop. a promenade panorama deck offer 360 degree views of the tampa bay and mainland city.

west 8: st. petersburg pier competition shortlist elevated ‘panorama ring’ overlooking the overlooking the ‘panorama deck’

west 8: st. petersburg pier competition shortlist restaurant at pier level

west 8: st. petersburg pier competition shortlist community gathering within the belly chamber of the pavilion

west 8: st. petersburg pier competition shortlist aerial view of the eye

west 8: st. petersburg pier competition shortlist aerial view of the pier and pavilion

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