ST. JAMES PARK, SAN JOSE LEVITT PAVILION COMPETITION
Winning pavilion design by Future Cities Lab (Levitt Pavilion) with ARUP and CMG Landscape Architects >>> It was playwright and poet Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe that said, “Music is liquid architecture; Architecture is frozen music.” Our design for the San Jose Levitt Pavilion, supported by the Levitt Foundation, took its initial inspiration from music and performance. Three suspended structures flow together to form a dramatic central crescendo, then fade away into the surrounding urban forest. Dubbed the "Dragon Pavilion" by local residents due to its serpentine-like glowing form, the pavilion's suspended overlapping panels give the structures a sense of dynamism and buoyancy. In the evening these dramatic sculptural panels, set against a backdrop of tall trees and plantings, will create a light-filled icon for the park, neighborhood and city.
3/7/2017 Update: Today the San Jose City Council voted unanimously to move forward with our competition entry!! The San Jose Mercury News article is here. Phase 1 of the estimated $41 million dollar project will prioritize the Levitt Pavilion proposal designed by Future Cities Lab, and landscape design by CMG Landscape Architects including new amenities like a large playground, redesigned fountain, dog park and integrated picnic area. The design also moves the light rail station now in the park south of St. John Street and closes North Second Street to car traffic.
As part of the St James Park / Levitt Pavilion San Jose competition, the proposal outlined here is for a music venue in the historic district of downtown San Jose.
Pavilion Design: Future Cities Lab - Jason Kelly Johnson & Nataly Gattegno, with competition team members Ripon DeLeon, Alan Chiang, Jeff Maeshiro, Emily Saunders, Ji Ahn.
Pavilion Structural, Lighting, Stage and Acoustic Engineering: Arup
Park Design: CMG Landscape Architecture
Historic Preservation Consultants and Park Amenities Design: Page & Turnbull (Jay Turnbull, Ruth Page, Greg Yanito)
Construction Management & Cost Estimation: Oppenheim | Lewis
Select Renderings: Steelblue
Levitt Pavilion LEAD COMPETITION Consultants TO FUTURE CITIES LAB
Structural Engineers & Facade and Materials Consultant
Arup: Jan-Peter Koppitz, Adrian Crowther, Felix Weber
Senior Acoustic, Audiovisual, and Theater Consultant
Arup: Shane Myrbeck, Robert Young
Lighting Designer, Electrical Engineering Consultant
Arup: Toby Lewis, Elizabeth Cooper
CMG: Willett Moss, Haley Waterson, Charly Nelson with Susan Millhouse, Heidi Lavelle