Project name: Downtown Crossing Amphitheater
Project location: Boston
Firm name: Höweler + Yoon Architecture
Jury comments: This sleek structure fulfills its multiple purposes well, while maintaining the feel of a pavilion. The stadium seating is attractive and useful; the subway headhouse sits smartly underneath. The paving design is especially clever, with different colored pavers adding visual texture while differentiating pedestrian pathways from automotive ones.
Client: Millennium Partners
Consultants: Suffolk Construction; Commercial Construction Consulting; Desimone Consulting Engineers; Nitsch Engineering
Photography: Höweler + Yoon Architecture; John Horner