Launched in summer 2015, Hot Spot activates the existing Waterfront Park, between the Seattle Aquarium and Pier 57. A temporary pavilion designed by graduate students at the UW’s School of Architecture will join café style seating, wi-fi, and a student designed-and-built stage hosting diverse cultural and community activities, including art installations, concerts, and other performances. As a fresh, dynamic addition to our central waterfront, Hot Spot welcomes people to experience our urban shoreline anew, providing a preview of its future as a vibrant, dynamic park.

Friends of Waterfront Seattle began working with these graduate students in fall 2014 to develop a flexible, beacon-like pavilion design. With help from the City’s Office of the Waterfront, Parks Department, and Office of Arts and Culture, Friends and the University refined four core concepts down to one final design that meets structural, programmatic, feasibility and aesthetic requirements that the students are currently developing for fabrication. Visit Waterfront Space to learn more about our fantastic 2015 summer at Hot Spot and see a glimpse of what we have in store for 2016!

Check out Jordan Monez’s blog post on Hot Spot!