F Street Pedestrian Connectivity Solution

"By creating an easily traversable boulevard serving the pedestrian, there is an organic interaction with public facilities."

 

Related Project Links:

> Linny Pacillo Parking Garage

Awards:

  • AIA Alaska Award of Merit 2010

  • Hardscape North America Award, Concrete Pavers, 2009

Client: Municipality of Anchorage

Architects: KPB Architects

Developer: Alaska Center for Convention and Trade, LLC

Structural Engineer: Coffman Engineers

Mechanical Engineer: Jernstrom Engineering

Civil Engineer: DOWL HKM

Electrical Engineer: Coffman Engineers

 


This project incorporates practicality for cold climate with artistry and urban appeal.  A hydronic heating system embedded in the sand layer beneath patterned concrete pavers provides snow melt in this high foot traffic area, allowing for year-round activity.  Along the sidewalk, a system of enforced fabric awnings partially shields passersby from above in all seasons.

Additionally, the F Street Connectivity establishes an integral passage from the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center and the Linny Pacillo Parking Garage to City Hall and the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts through to the William A. Egan Civic and Convention Center, linking these important and vital civic destinations.