Gallery: Porte Cochère is a Spiraling Prefab Pavilion for the UN Campus...

We just received a tip from friend and architect Matt Hilyard that his firm FTL Design Engineering Studio's prefab pavilion for the UN campus in NYC is now complete, and we have to say it's quite exquisite. The structure, a futuristic porte-cochère, sits adjacent to the UN’s new temporary General Assembly building, and serves as a pop-up entrance pavilion and security screen for the general assembly delegates. FTL designed the interim canopy with sustainability in mind and minimized the amount of materials used to build it, making for a lightweight structure that can be relocated and reused time and again on different parts of the campus. Nested within the surrounding landscape, the canopy's helical arches undulate and twist, creating an artistic entrance to greet international delegates.

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  1. Holcim Awards January 7, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    This is a beautiful little pavilion. It is fantastic that it can be disassembled and move and reused. Great design! It would be ann interesting submission to the Holcim Awards US

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