West 8’s design for St. Petersburg Pier international competition stage 2 disclosed

The City of St. Petersburg Florida is sponsoring an international design competition for the redesign and replacement of its landmark Pier. This competition is to replace the most visible landmark in the history of the City, redefine what it should be, and give it a new identity within the framework of an evolving downtown edge.  

An integral part of the competition is developing a vision for the entire Pier, from Bay Shore Drive North East on the western end of the Pier approach to the end of the Pier Head over Tampa Bay. Inherent in this vision is the ability to conceive a design that is practical and sustainable from both an environmental and fiscal standpoint, affordable within the parameters of the established budget, one which provides flexibility for future uses, and is highly certain of securing complex environmental permitting.

As one of the three finalists West 8’s design is now to be reviewed online and in an exhibiton at the St. Petersburg Museum of History, 335 Second Ave. N.E.. The exhibit is free and open to the public from Dec. 6 to Dec. 30.

You can also participate in the public voting for West 8’s design here.