Central Park Summer Pavilion

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CPSP - 1482
4 members
Andrea Di Renzo
Carlo Basile
Marco Dal Fabbro

Project type:
Espacios Públicos

“The Metropolis strives to reach a mythical point where the world is completely fabricated by man, so that it absolutely coincides with his desires. The Metropolis is an addictive machine, from which there is no escape, unless it offers that, too....” Rem Koolhaas

The city of New York assumed as the metaphor of the “metropolitan city” can be read as a set of boundaries of different entity and scale drawn following a grid to ease and promote speculative activities and to reach the maximum control of the territory. This system of limits define microcosm that are always independent among themselves, and they just respond to an outside-inside interaction.
The proposal responds to this phenomenon adapting its shape to the Manhattan block configuration but generating an interaction with both external and internal agents. It is inserted quietly through the park ecosystem. Moreover it consists in a “borderless limit” because of its permeability. It can never be closed.

The lightness of the structure contrasts with the dense mass of buildings surrounding central park and reacts to the Manhattan limitless vertical growth trend. The pavilion is an element that levitates silently but also it becomes an unmissable point of attraction in the park.

The spatial organization is inspired by the lenape village, a native american tribe who used to inhabit this area.
It is situated in Great Hill, the highest part of the Park, whose nature has a special and protective peculiarity that gives coherence to the Project.
The pavilion is conceived as a greenhouse where the ecosystem can be developed with the human supervisión. It represents the cycle of the natural ecosystem. Its an exchange between nature and man: The man supports the development of nature and the nature contributes to the wellness.

it is a place for meeting, learning and sharing through the nature among all kinds of people. All this happens starting from occasional events (music, art exhibitions, theatre, cinema and fashion) that attracts people to enjoy and take part of the nature development process.

Natural resources such as sunlight, minerals and water are used for the process as well as the organic materials the park produces itself.
The aim is to hold the delicate ecosystem of the Park, collaborating with the conservation institute and to create a point of experimentation that can raise awareness about the flora and fauna so valuable that they have.

Aesthetics corresponds to the classical architecture of central park, gardens and monumental buildings, with the same language of simplicity and purity.

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