Coney Island Parachute Pavillon

Location: Coney Island - New York (USA)
Organisateur: Van Alen Institute - NY Prize
Area: 8400 P2
Year: 2005
Status: Competition – Exhibited@vanaleninstitute and online

Se(a)e Through:
The Parachute Pavilion serves as a place to escape and recover the inner self and the personal equilibrium. It reinforces the relationship with the sea by reanimating the waterfront. As a generator of activity it revitalizes the character of the surrounding by seducing visitors to interact with a new playful Spectacle. Seen from outside the form invites to experience a visual dialogue through a glass telescope - the soul of the pavilion. This glass telescope is embraced by a series of structural metal fascias connected to a glazed façade. The main entrance is located on the East side of the pavilion at the parking /street level. Upon entering the main lobby the glass telescope flows through the ceiling. The exhibition space is conceived to be transformable with pivoting wood panels hinged to the structural columns. Located on the West side is a shopping gallery and offices. Flexible walls serve the plan to evolve according to the desired function of the shops. There is access via stairs and elevator to the mezzanine level where the boardwalk enters into the pavilion to establish continuity.