Street Pavilions - Multipurpose Community Centers

by Evan Hall | Feb 13, 2013
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Summary:

The Street Pavilion is a highly visible space located in the heart of Saint Paul. This space will serve as a node for activities in all seasons including winter and summer festivals, ice-skating, art fairs, concerts and exhibitions. Events will be decided by public voting, and individuals or groups can reserve the space. This structure will facilitate a new method for people to meet, learn and feel welcome in the city.

The ideal place for this Pavilion would be in a highly visible place such as Landmark Plaza. Additional pavilion sized community centers may be placed strategically throughout downtown Saint Paul to nurture increased urban interactions. Street Pavilions will become a new paradigm for people to gather together within the streets of Saint Paul.

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Minneapolis

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United States, MN, Hennepin County

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Street Pavilions - Multipurpose Community Centers

Give us the highlights of your idea for making Saint Paul great (2,000 characters maximum or approx. 250 words)

The Street Pavilion is a highly visible space located in the heart of Saint Paul. This space will serve as a node for activities in all seasons including winter and summer festivals, ice-skating, art fairs, concerts and exhibitions. Events will be decided by public voting, and individuals or groups can reserve the space. This structure will facilitate a new method for people to meet, learn and feel welcome in the city.
The ideal place for this Pavilion would be in a highly visible place such as Landmark Plaza. Additional pavilion sized community centers may be placed strategically throughout downtown Saint Paul to nurture increased urban interactions. Street Pavilions will become a new paradigm for people to gather together within the streets of Saint Paul.

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What makes your idea different or unexpected? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

Inside the pavilion, people can enjoy different activities depending on the time, day, and season. The structure will be simple enough to fit within a budget of one million dollars, and will provide a flexible, open floor plan. In the early morning, people may do group exercises and yoga. For lunch, a group of school children may conduct a class on the history of the city. In the afternoon, the space may serve as a lounge and cafe overlooking the busy street. In the evening, a small concert may play a public performance. All activity is determined in advance by the public and will be free to all to attend.

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How will your idea make a difference in Saint Paul? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

The backdrop of this activity is a thin, lightweight structure made out of reflective aluminum, steel, and glass. Designed by Minnesota's best architects and engineers, Street Pavilion will have a highly reflective wall to reflect the urban landscapes and interactions often overlooked in downtown Saint Paul. The structure’s transparent walls will allow social activity to flow out into the streets. The most efficient and advanced green technology will be used to heat, cool, and insulate this space.

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Why do you think people will recognize or remember your idea after it comes to life? How might it inspire others to do something similar in their community? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

All of the aluminum, steel, and glass used in the pavilion is 100% recyclable. Although the structure will be engineered to last several generations into the future, it may be easily modified melted into other products. Many of the high efficiency heating, cooling and insulation devices will be donated by manufactures. The pavilion will demonstrate the highest possible standards for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) technology and efficiency.

apolinario sasam said: I don't know much about this matter but I'd be glad to gather more information regarding this. I'm sure this seems quite nice. - Mallory ... about this Competition Entry. - 2710 days ago read more >

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Evan Hall submitted this idea. - 2893 days ago