BIG - "The Wave" design presentations

Author: admin at 20-04-2012, 13:28, Views: 2 867

A panel reviewing the three designs to replace St. Petersburg's iconic pier will make its recommendation Friday to the St. Petersburg City Council.

The five-member jury of government officials and experts in architecture and design will present the rankings at 8:30 a.m., and if the council concurs, the project will go forward at a date to be determined.

A task force that was formed 2 1/2 years ago held more than 60 meetings — and St. Petersburg spent more than $440,000 on consulting fees — before the city decided to launch an international design competition this year.

Twenty-seven firms vied to design the replacement for The Pier. The list was narrowed to nine, then to three.

The finalists: "The Wave" comes from the Bjarke Ingels Group of New York. It includes a pool on the approach, a kayak launch and an area designated for paddle boards. At the end of the approach, visitors would be able to take an elevator to the top of The Wave and view St. Petersburg. Concerts could be held under the crest. The cost is roughly $50 million, about what's available for the project.

"The Lens" was created by Michael Maltzan Architecture. It features two approaches that together look like a ribbon. The cost is a little less than $45 million. The firm proposes putting an amphitheater and lagoon on land at an estimated additional cost of $36 million.

West 8 Urban Design and Landscape Architecture submitted a design that calls for a spherelike structure on a kind of round sandbar at the end of one approach. The cost is roughly $44 million.



bustling activity will be channeled towards the 'wave walk' which undulates to dip and rise from the water, 
framing a swimming pool and small holding area for kayaks, canoes and small scale boats. similar to the waves 
of the ocean, the increasing momentum generated by the volumes of people circulating onto the pier culminates 
by looping the promenade overhead, sheltering people underneath and providing elevated views from the 
generated roof terrace.  


















the plaza below the arch may be used for outdoor markets and as a band shell pavilion for concerts. the public spaces terminate with a platform which submerges into the bay creating an additional view towards the city. exhibition spaces, banquet halls and other public spaces will by placed inside the sculptural building.


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