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St. Petersburg recently held a competition to choose eco real estate designers for its new pier and cultural center. The verdict is in, and the winner is “The Lens.” But in the tradition of saving the best for last, I’ll save that for next week. This week we’ll focus on the competition’s runner-up (no less amazing than the winner) “Wave Pier.”
Wave Pier rushes up out of Tampa Bay like an actual wave, curling over itself in a great swirl. The open space beneath the eco real estate is perfect for outdoor performances.
This masterpiece of commercial eco real estate was designed by Mesh Architects, which is actually a collaboration of several design firms and creatives, including Martha Schwartz Partners, Bjarke Ingles Group, Parsons Brinchkerhoff, Thornton Thomasetti, CC&A and HR&A.
A long narrow drive connects Wave Pier to the shore. After the building loops up and around itself, it slopes back into the water, forming an “artificial beach” in the bay.
The Wave Pier would be a cultural center with space for different activities inside, including a wave pool, spa services, restaurants and a viewing area on top. The building features passive solar design, natural ventilation and energy-saving techniques (like cooling with sea water). The building would be constructed to earn LEED certification.
St. Petersburg’s Pier began life as a train pier used to offload goods from ships. That use became obsolete with time, and the locals started using the pier for recreation instead. The eco real estate has been developed and redeveloped over the years, but St. Petersburg wanted something that would stand out and attract more tourists to the area. Materials from the existing pier will be reused to restore a nearby eco real estate site.
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