Pier 865

Cradle of Country Music Park (cOMPETITION WON 2018)

This project on a pier presents new opportunities for spectacle and spectatorship in the Cradle of Country Music. Sited at the intersection of Knoxville’s Gay Street promenade and the well-trafficked Summit Hill Drive, Pier 865 performs as an overlook for city culture, a spirit which rises up from the rolling hills and snaking rivers. On an urban stage and under an open canopy, this pavilion celebrates common ground, a good tune, and performances in many forms.