The City of St. Petersburg is up for attempt #2 in selecting a new architect to redesign the historic St. Petersburg Pier after the first proposal, "The Lens", was met with controversy and never built -- even after revisions were made.In hopes that a new iconic Pier can be built this time...
As the latest addition to Florida's State University System, the new Florida Polytechnic University will formally open to the public on August 16 in Lakeland, Florida and welcome its first students when classes begin on August 25.Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava designed the 170-acre campus...
Low-lying south Florida, at the front line of climate change in the US, will be swallowed as sea levels rise. Astonishingly, the population is growing, house prices are rising and building goes on. The problem is the city is run by climate change deniers. — theguardian.com
Miami is one of several U.S. cities promoting the value of better city infrastructure and the existence of alternative modes of transportation, as emphasized in the Miami DDA Masterplan. In collaboration with the initiative, local non-profit group DawnTown hosted the Alternative Mobilities competition, which asked designers to create a new meeting space in Downtown Miami's Central Business District for people using these alternative transit strategies. — bustler.net
At the end of the competition, three winners were selected:1st place: "The Catalyst" by Studio GeKo - Bastian Gerner, Pola Rebecca Koch (Arhus, Denmark)2nd place: "Mobile Miami" by Jeff Jasinski and Matt Dureiko (Kent State University, Cleveland, Ohio)3rd place: "MoPAD" by Michael Barker (New York...
Fifteen finalists in DawnTown's second annual Design/Build Competition still have a chance to design the next temporary installation at HistoryMiami in Downtown Miami's Cultural Center.In phase one of the competition, the jury received over 100 portfolio submissions from around the world...
“Fans are much more sophisticated now,” said James Renne, a principal at the architectural firm Rossetti and the chief architect of the renovation. “You’ve already got N.F.L. stadiums that these fans go to, N.B.A., N.H.L. arenas that they go to" — NYT
Ken Belson reported on plans by Daytona International Speedway for up to $400 million in renovations. The goal is to overhaul the 54-year old, 147,000-seat track, shrink capacity, add amenities and reorganize the main grandstand.
The modernist five-story glass and steel structure was an attempt by city leaders to shake off the city’s image as a retirement destination. Even more radical was its inverted pyramid shape, chosen by architect William B. Harvard to make the most use of the limited space at the pierhead without blocking views of the city and Tampa Bay. — tbo.com
About a year ago, we published the rather unusual proposal for a Bike Pavilion in China's Hainan Province designed by NL Architects. The concept of using any available square inch of roof space seems to have grown into a trademark of the Amsterdam-based architects, as they are now sharing their...
Treasured for its storied collection of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings, esplanades and soaring fountain, Florida Southern College is making room for six more structures inspired by the famed architect.
These new structures will be small — only about 5 feet high and 3 feet wide. Unlike other Wright designs, they are not meant for humans.
Rather, the six domiciles built mostly of custom-made concrete blocks will provide shelter for almost 100 feral cats living on the Lakeland campus. — theledger.com
Maltzan and his firm were sent back to the drawing board to revise plans for a pier renovation in St. Petersburg, Florida after scientists disputed the feasibility of the proposal’s main appeal: its underwater reef garden. Today, the firm released details of its revisions – the redesign will add shaded balconies, vehicular transit, and another restaurant — features suggested by the local community — while taking away the quasi-aquarium that helped christen the project “The Lens.” — blogs.artinfo.com
BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group and Cymbal Development transform a portion of Fort Lauderdale’s New River front into a vibrant addition for the local community and future residents of the city. The mixed-use development, Marina Lofts, in downtown Fort Lauderdale seeks to infuse a currently run-down...
This week, architects and city staff met with marine scientists for the first time and heard the verdict: Maltzan's dream of a Key West-style reef with corals and easily visible sea life would remain just that in Tampa Bay waters. Now the architect is going back to the drawing board, looking for more realistic ways to present the centerpiece feature of the Lens, as the replacement of the current Pier is known. — tampabay.com
About three-quarters of the people who spoke favored renovating the existing pier or picking a "Mediterranean-style" design for a replacement. The ultra-modern design of "The Lens" did not draw support from most of the people who spoke.
"We are paying for $50 million for a sidewalk over the water," one commenter said.
"I wanted Mediterranean style. (I) feel we are being locked into (a design) that doesn't have any local flavor." — oldnortheast.patch.com
The entries in the Pier Design Contest are in, and the options are as interesting as they are different.
The three architectural firms, selected from a field of nine diverse semi finalists yesterday are Michael Maltzan Architecture, West 8 Urban Design and Landscape Architecture, and BIG. — I love the 'burg'
Six New York City firms were selected, including BIG, which Saitowitz said had designs of past projects that were "jaw dropping." — St. Petersburg Times
On Friday, a five-member panel narrowed down a list of 23 firms and teams competing to design a new $50 million Pier to nine semifinalists. They are: West 8 Urban Design, New York City Michael Maltzan Architecture, Los Angeles BIG, New York City James Corner Field Operations, New York City HOK...
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