Pavilion on Governors Island will be Made from 300,000 Recycled Cans


Every summer, Figment NYC selects a team to design and erect a temporary “City of Dreams” pavilion for its annual arts festival on Governors Island, a 172-acre plot of land in New York Harbor, just below Manhattan’s southernmost tip.

Co-hosted by the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and the Structural Engineers Association of New York, the competition is as much a meditation on the future of New York City as it is a call for novel and sustainability-oriented approaches to design.

This year’s winning entry, dubbed “Cast & Place,” rehabilitates waste from eyesore to resource.

The brainchild of Team Aesop, a group that consists of Josh Draper from PrePost/RPI-CASE, Lisa Ramsburg and Powell Draper from Schlaich Bergermann Partner, Edward M. Segal from Hofstra University, and Max Dowd from Cooper Union, the trellised structure will deploy roughly 300,000 community-sourced aluminum cans, though not in a way most of us would expect.

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