Michael Maltzan’s Lens is the winner of St. Petersburg Pier competition

Architect Michael Maltzan’s “Lens” Wins St. Petersburg Pier Competition St. Petersburg Pier

Michael Maltzan Architecture has won the competition to redesign St. Petersburg, Florida’s iconic pier.

In a group of ambitious proposals, Maltzan’s scheme was perhaps the most so, with a group of interconnected bridges and pathways arranged along a figure-8 plan leading to a large shell-structure at its end.

Called “The Lens,” the gigantic project will frame the city through its structure and create a connection between downtown St. Petersburg and its waterfront. It will include a new tidal reef, a civic green, raised walking paths, an amphitheater, a water park and other leisure activities.

More on the project: mmaltzan.com | archpaper