Magnificent Wave Pier Loops Into the Ocean

Looping vertically into the ocean like a 360 degree stunt ramp, the Wave Pier by Mesh Architects provides the people of St. Petersburg, Florida an extraordinary new way to enjoy the beach.

Along with providing spectacular views of Tampa Bay and the St. Petersburg skyline, the iconic Wave Pier features a pavilion and exhibition hall that can host indoor events and performances. On the exterior, the curve of the structure can host outdoor concerts on warmer months, and also dives into the waters below, creating an artificial second beach out to sea.

Mesh Architects is a collaborative all-star team made up of Bjarke Ingles Group, Martha Schwarz Partners, Thornton Thomasetti, Parsons Brinchkerhoff, HR&A and CC&A. The Wave Pier was their entry for St. Peterburg's design competition to create a new culture center for the city.

Mesh Architects
via [Inhabitat], [Archinect]

Eugene Kim

Eugene Kim is the Editor-in-Chief of My Modern Met. In May, 2008, he co-founded the website to create one big city that celebrates creative ideas. His mission is to promote a positive culture by spotlighting the best sides of humanity—from the lighthearted and fun to the thought-provoking and enlightening.
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