Seed Cone Pavilion

Governor's Island, New York, NY

Client

Figment, ENYA, AIANY, SEAoNY Public Pavilion Competition

Role

Design Architect

Team

Local Office Landscape Architects, Structural Engineer: Silman, and Dordevic Architecture & Construction

Type

New Construction

Program

Public Space

Status

Runner Up; Proposal, December 2016

Size

Varied

About the Project

This temporary, transportable pavilion is inspired by the cone of the Pitch Pine Tree native to Governor’s Island. DFA’s concept was to envision a structure that brings indigenous plant life back to any context through the composition process. When erected, it easily accommodates varied programs and events such as musical performances and educational classes, in addition to providing simple, elegant shelter from sun, wind, and rain. When no longer needed, it leaves a planted footprint that grows, expands and blurs over time, contributing to the natural landscape and supporting local insects and habitat.

Inspiration

Drawings