Governor's Cup Wins Figment City of Dreams Pavilion Design Competition 2014

Governor's Cup Wins Figment City of Dreams Pavilion Design Competition 2014

Figment announced the winner of its fourth annual City of Dreams Pavilion Design Competition. Designed by CDR Studio, the Governor's Cup Pavilion hovers among a cluster of trees on the Parade Ground.

Inspired by tape-lace crochet, used plastic cups, saved from discard from throughout the city, are bound by zip-ties into a densely-knit serpentine structure. Undulating between the tree branches, the canopy is suspended by strapping and turn-buckled cabling. The trees are unscathed. A lacy infill of cups between the tape structure and branches create an airborne topography and shadow play. The configuration forms an outdoor room, shimmering in the sun and echoing with breeze-driven sound.

Pending permits and approvals, Governor's Cup will be assembled on Governors Island this spring, and will be open to the public for the Summer 2014 season.

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