Update: The Lens wins the St. Petersburg Pier Competition

The Lens © Michael Maltzan Architecture

The Lens, designed by Michael Maltzan Architecture, has been selected as winner of the international competition to redesign the Pier in . After over a month of debate, a jury of three architects and two elected officials selected the proposal, believing it to be the most practical and cost-effective design. The jury’s decision was consistent with the public’s opinion, as 68% of the public comments supported The Lens, 42% liked The Wave, while only 17% backed the Eye. Next, the City Council will vote on February 2nd to decide whether or not they will approve the design. If the concept is accepted, the next year will be dedicated to involve the public in the creation of the final design.

Follow this link to watch the pier jury ranking. Find more information on the final proposal here.

Reference: WTSP 10 News, City of St. Petersburg

Cite: Rosenfield, Karissa. "Update: The Lens wins the St. Petersburg Pier Competition" 23 Jan 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 22 Oct 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=201763>