In a meeting on March 20th, seven Pier Design Concepts were discussed in detail by the Pier Selection Committee. The committee eliminated four designs, leaving the following three designs for consideration. The Team selected are:
ALMA by Alfonso Architects
ALMA…SOUL…SPIRIT The Soul of the City. Cultural Icon. Just as the Eiffel Tower image alone can conjure up an entire cultural experience by merely representing a fragment of the City, the Pier transmutations over the years have served as the symbol and spirit of the place that is St. Petersburg.
Our project will recapture the past, embrace the present, and look to the future ALMA: The Soul of St. Petersburg.
Destination St. Pete Pier by St. Pete Design Group
The St. Pete Design Group’s concept provides the perfect marriage of historic icon and modernized, functional pier; a pure, crystalline pyramid is surrounded by fun, contemporary elements and activities within multi-leveled layers of shade.
Varied attractions that will keep residents and tourists coming back include a larger Spa Beach, multiple dining options, a children’s zone. Come fish, play, relax and remember. Discover the New St. Pete Pier.
The Pier Park by Rogers Partners, ASD, Ken Smith
The ASD/Rogers Partners/KSLA design honors St. Petersburg Pier’s robust, eclectic history while transforming it into a 21st century public place. It is a hub for activity; not only at the pier head, but all along its length.
Flexible programs engage tourists and community alike – from children to seniors, nature lovers to boaters, fishermen to fine diners. The Pier does not take you to a place – the Pier is the place. It is THE PIER PARK.