The pavilion will be a great place to find shade in the city’s hot summer months, since evapotranspiration from its planted surfaces will help keep its inhabitants cool. Materials include common structural items such as heavy-duty packaging straps and weather-treated wood. The designers worked with Kari Katzander of Mingo Design for green wall technology and plant selection and with Yunlu Shen of Buro Happold for structural analysis.
The international City of Dreams Pavilion Completion required contestants to create a pavilion that would be used as a central and temporary gathering space on Governors Island. The contestants were required to consider the full life-cycle of their proposals with as little environmental impact as possible. The designers were also required to consider the sourcing, materials, placement, dismantling and the future use of the pavilions. The competition was organized by FIGMENT, the Emerging New York Architect Committee (ENYA) and the Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY).
“Living Pavilion” will be constructed in the courtyard of Liggett Hall on Governors Island this summer. The pavilion structure will be assembled in the spring and will open to the public from June 6th through October 3rd 2010. See you there!
Via Design Addict