New Pavilion at Stewart Beach Park
At the terminus of I-45 and the iconic Broadway Avenue of Galveston Island on the shore of the Gulf of Mexico, the 60,000 sf New Pavilion at Stewart Beach Park is envisioned as an attraction and gateway to the sands of the gulf for visitors and residents alike. A highly programmed vertical promenade enlivens a sloping boardwalk that connects the beach experience to an array of concessions, visitor amenities, and administrative support spaces positioned 20ft above the ground, in accordance with FEMA regulations.
Playgrounds, showers, art and ecology exhibitions, an amphitheater, a farmer's market space, seating decks and other activities are tucked under the volume of the building that provides shade and direct access to the beach and parking areas. A rooftop event venue includes a full-service restaurant, event rental space, and a programmable observation deck with panoramic views of the gulf and restored dunes.