River’s Edge Pavilion
Council Bluffs, Iowa
3,400 GSF Building
1,900 GSF Deck
Conceptualized as a “front porch” for the revitalized riverfront area, the River’s Edge Pavilion connects the Bob Kerry pedestrian bridge with the Iowa Riverfront Trail system.
A space for the community to host events and activities, the building blends the outdoors with modern amenities including a public-use meeting room, public restrooms, and patio areas. The first floor features heating and cooling, tables and chairs, a catering kitchen, private restrooms, an audiovisual system, and an outdoor deck. The rooftop deck allows up to 122 guests a spectacular view of the surrounding park all the way to the Omaha skyline.
- HVAC system is a single heat recovery variable refrigerant volume (VRV) outdoor unit that serves the community room and support spaces, ensuring adequate comfort levels for guests.
- Wet sprinkler system provides fire protection for the entire facility.
- Designed low-voltage system rough-ins, including telecommunications and audiovisual systems.
- Winner of the 2018 AIA Nebraska Merit Award for excellence in architecture.
Photography credit: Corey Gaffer