The New St. Pete Pier

CompanyRogers Partners Architects+Urban Designers
ClientRobert Rogers
DesignerRobert M. Rogers, FAIA
Prize1st Place in Architecture Categories / Urban Design
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Entry Description

The New St. Pete Pier is a 13-acre armature of rich, local and destination-based programming adaptable over time as recreation and quality of life grow and change with generations. Activities are diversified through flexible programming that establishes a sustainable relationship between the natural and built environments. A variety of spaces enables active and passive connections to the bay: a coastal thicket, water lounge, tilted lawn, and places for dining, learning, fishing, kayaking, boating and swimming. The design reconnects the pier to the daily life of downtown St. Petersburg, tying into transportation and recreation systems such as bike paths, jogging trails and public transit. It also overlays new transport options such as the Looper Trolley and a potential high-speed ferry. The New St. Pete Pier will become a true destination, where visitors can make a multitude of trips and always discover something new.

About Designer

OUR WORLD GROWS. OUR CITIES CHANGE. As these expansions test the capacity of global resources and human achievement, our cultural future requires a super-combination of performance, beauty, social progressiveness and environmental responsibility. We are researchers, critics and producers of potent ideas that advance humanity through design, form and infrastructure. We focus on the city in all its aspects; we are a cross-disciplinary catalyst. Rogers Partners includes architects, urban designers and landscape architects with a breadth of experience in commissions of varying types and sizes. Our projects have won more than 60 design and industry awards from peer and client groups and have been included in prestigious exhibitions, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and frequent publications. Some of our current projects include the redesign of Constitution Gardens and Pavilion on the National Mall in Washington DC, a K-8 charter school for John Hopkins School of Education on four blocks in inner city Baltimore, the new headquarters for international advertising superstar Droga5 in New York’s financial district, a corporate campus in downtown Oklahoma City for SandRidge Energy, the expansion of the Trinity School in New York City and the new cogeneration plant for Syracuse University.