This summer, Governors Island will show off another outdoor installation from the City of Dreams Pavilion competition, which recently completed its sixth edition. Environmental impact and sustainable-oriented concepts are the core principles in this contest. In designing their proposals, participants must consider sustainability from the materials to disposal or reuse.
Out of over 100 submissions this year, the jury selected four finalists who had a month to finalize their designs. In the end, the "Hanger Barn" by Youngsu Lee and Bosuk Hur of Folio architects won the competition. In the coming months, Folio will work with FIGMENT, ENYA, SEAoNY, and Governors Island to select the installation site, refine the design, obtain necessary approvals and funds, and finally, construct the pavilion in time for the 2016 summer season.
Scroll down for more about this year's top proposals.
"Hanger Barn" by Folio (Youngsu Lee and Bosuk Hur)
"Folio’s proposal for the Hanger Barn turns recycled clothes hangers [which were sourced from dry-cleaning facilities and other places of reuse around the city] into a pavilion using modular design techniques. It also creates the illusion of motion due to the placement of the hangers in fractal patterns, which create shadow effects on the ground below that change with the movement of the sun. The modular design is composed of the hanger’s original triangle shape, rotated and paired with mirrored segments that connect with zip ties. The intention is for the materials to be reused after disassembly at various sites around New York City."
"Catch Me if You Can" by Multiply (Armand Devillard, Victor Diaz Ortega, and Nicolas Moser)
"The pavilion is an evocation of childhood memories: a large corn field sheltered under a light canopy, where visitors can relive a first hidden kiss, a game of hide and seek, a nap, or a racing slalom through twisting paths. The pavilion will use slalom gates, which are useless during summer, borrowed from a ski resort outside NYC and returned for the next ski season."
"Nooks and Granny Squares" by Crystal Collado and Kara Vujanovich
"Nooks and Granny Squares invites visitors to experience different spaces created by dome-shaped structures and a tactile skin. The main public space, formed by two large domes, allows visitors to gather in the shade and enjoy a performance. The crocheted skin is comprised of panels made up of recycled plastic bags and separates a semi-private interconnected cove from the main space, while partially open to the views of Governors Island. The nook, independent from the other domes, functions as a snug and private space for up to four people. Open and closed weaves allow light to filter into the pavilion during the day and escape at night, creating memorable moments at any time of the day."
"Pneu Pavilion" by Nicholas Bruscia, Christopher Romano and Daniel Vrana w/ Alessandro Traverso and Martina Mongiardino (Absolute Joint System)
"The Pneu Pavilion is a lightweight, air filled structure suspended at varying heights to create a smooth gradient between tall and short spaces, accommodating a wide range of age groups and activities. The tensile structure is made entirely from demountable and reusable structural components, while the inflated structural pillows are built from recycled vehicle inner tubes contained within layers of porous mesh. The air pressure in the skin allows the thin material to achieve the large span between the lenticular cable trusses, providing a soft surface that encourages viewers to interact with it, while the repeating pillow-like forms give the canopy a cloud-like appearance."
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