Out of six finalist proposals, “[re]ACTIVE]” by Artem Batuyev, Timothy Choi, Joel McCullough, Sinead Gallivan, Abigail Jones, and Danielle Lax of Gensler Boston was named the winner of The Quad 2017 competition. Organized by WHAT'S IN, a Boston-based research initiative aiming to solve the housing affordability crisis through an intersection of design, policy and technology, the international competition sought a sustainably designed architectural installation that will serve as a social gathering space during the yearly ArchitectureBoston Expo in November. Last year, KiKi ARCHi won the competition with “Folding Paper”.
The winning team will now get to see [re]ACTIVE become a reality in time for ABX. Two runner-up titles went to “Colored Pavilion” and “Mirror Mirror”.
Check out the winning and runner-up proposals below.
Project description: “[re]ACTIVE distills the essence of the quad and interprets it as a series of open spaces with interactive boundary edges and loosely defined paths; a place that allows users the ability to define their own space within the greater area.”
“The agglomerative impact of these personalized spaces form the overall holistic experience of the pavilion, so that all users contribute to the form and spatial experience at any given moment.”
“Interactive walls reinvent the traditional New England shingle as a movable, user-engaged tectonic system, constantly shifting, changing, and broadcasting activity from one side of surfaces to the other. The ever-changing skin system, combined with exhibition material and seating areas create layers of engagement which provide myriad opportunities for social interaction.”
Don't forget about the runner-ups in the gallery below! Learn more about the proposals here.
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