(Re)Stitch Tampa

Rethinking the waterfront

Location: Florida, USA
Type: Concept & Strategy Development
Status: Finished (Competition: Honorable Mention)


Arki_lab’s proposal for the Tampa redevelopment plan focuses on recentering the city on the riverfront. The first phase entails the creation of a new riverfront by shifting the development for the river to serve as the new spine of the city. In order to connect different waterfront areas and ensure accessibility to the river, arki_lab proposes the installation of a continuous public promenade, stretching along the entire waterfront. This will enable the urban fabric to stitch into the existing landscape, while redeveloping the waterfront as a destination.

The proposal celebrates the waterfront and aims to develop it into a vibrant place for people, with access to numerous public spaces along the river. Through extending the existing urban landscape to the waterfront, the ecological processes become a part of urban everyday life.


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