ST. JAMES PARK, SAN JOSE LEVITT PAVILION COMPETITION

Finalist pavilion design by Future Cities Lab (Levitt Pavilion) with Arup, CMG Landscape Architects and Page & Turnbull >>> 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 took its inspiration from music and performance. Three flowing melodies or scenes flow together to form a dramatic central crescendo, then fade away. Wrapping the periphery of the pavilion lawn, suspended pyramids of overlapping translucent panels give the pavilion structures a sense of dynamism and buoyancy. These sculptural panels give form to the inner rhythms and flows of the city and neighboring park. They form a cadence with the geometries of the surrounding neighborhood, landscape and plantings. See our overall proposed site plan here. (Submitted October 2016).

!!! 31 October 2016 Update: It was announced that the field has been narrowed to two competing teams - CMG + Future Cities Lab, and !melk + Fernando Romero Architects. The two teams will now enter a finalist round and submit further details to the competition jury by 3 Nov, 2016. Fingers crossed! 

St James Park and Levitt Pavilion by CMG and Future Cities Lab

Pavilion West Colonnade: Shade canopies wrap around the lawn adjacent to the new park cafe

The pavilion fits seamlessly into the new St. James Park network of pathways and lawns

The pavilion would support programs such as an open air cinema and theatrical performances

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. As of 10/6/2016 - the competition is open for public commentary here.
Pavilion Design: Future Cities Lab - Jason Kelly Johnson & Nataly Gattegno, with Ripon DeLeon, Alan Chiang, Jeff Maeshiro, Emily Saunders, Ji Ahn. 
Pavilion Structural, Lighting 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
Filmmaker: Leah Nichols

Levitt Pavilion LEAD COMPETITION Consultants

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

Landscape Architects
CMG: Willett Moss, Haley Waterson, Charly Nelson with Susan Millhouse, Heidi Lavelle