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