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Schematic Design of St. Petersburg Pier Wins City Council Approval

Schematic Design of St. Petersburg Pier Wins City Council Approval
Schematic Design of St. Petersburg Pier Wins City Council Approval, Courtesy of ROGERS PARTNERS Architects+Urban Designers
Courtesy of ROGERS PARTNERS Architects+Urban Designers

The St. Petersburg City Council has approved the schematic design for the new St. Pete Pier. First awarded in a competition in 2015, the new site was designed by a team composed of three firms: Rogers Partners Architects+Urban Designers (lead designer); ASD (executive architect); and WORKSHOP: Ken Smith Landscape Architect (landscape architect). Although the final design was updated based on city and public requests, the core programming of the original scheme was maintained.

Courtesy of ROGERS PARTNERS Architects+Urban Designers
Courtesy of ROGERS PARTNERS Architects+Urban Designers

The goal of the pier is to create an extension of the city through a variety of public spaces and new programs. The pier will contain a multitude of programs including a public fishing area, a large lawn area, an observation deck, a restaurant, and a café area, among others.

Courtesy of ROGERS PARTNERS Architects+Urban Designers
Courtesy of ROGERS PARTNERS Architects+Urban Designers

Some of the existing pier areas such as the retail front and bait shop will remain. The new pier will serve as a central hub of activity for both visiting tourists and the local community.

Courtesy of ROGERS PARTNERS Architects+Urban Designers
Courtesy of ROGERS PARTNERS Architects+Urban Designers

Construction is scheduled to begin as early as October.

Rogers Partners and ASD Chosen to Redesign St. Petersburg's Pier

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Cite: Kaley Overstreet. "Schematic Design of St. Petersburg Pier Wins City Council Approval" 15 Apr 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/785291/schematic-design-of-st-petersburg-pier-wins-city-council-approval/> ISSN 0719-8884
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Courtesy of ROGERS PARTNERS Architects+Urban Designers

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