These two pavilions that have been constructed on New York’s Governors Island aim to be more than just eye-catching short-term structures – at the end of the summertime they will be recycled to make chandeliers, sun canopies and oyster beds .

Organic Growth Pavilion by Izaskun Chinchilla Architects. Photograph by Sergio Reyes Organic Growth Pavilion by Izaskun Chinchilla Architects. Photograph by Sergio Reyes

The pavilions, the two manufactured from reusable materials, have been built on the island in New York harbour’s following the jury for an yearly design competitors was unable to pick a single winner.

Organic Growth Pavilion by Izaskun Chinchilla Architects Natural Development Pavilion by Izaskun Chinchilla Architects

“In the 5 many years we have been undertaking the City of Dreams Competition, we’ve never ever had this happen ahead of,” mentioned David Koren, executive producer of Figment, a non-revenue organisation that co-organises the City of Dreams competition with the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter’s Emerging Architects Committee.

Organic Growth Pavilion by Izaskun Chinchilla Architects. Photograph by Kevin Wong Natural Development Pavilion by Izaskun Chinchilla Architects. Photograph by Kevin Wong

Final year’s winner was a cloud-shaped structure created from 53,780 plastic bottles. This year, the jury deadlocked and eventually picked two winners: The Billion Oyster Pavilion by BanG Studio and the Natural Growth Pavilion by Izaskun Chinchilla Architects.

Organic Growth Pavilion by Izaskun Chinchilla Architects. Photograph by Sergio Reyes Natural Growth Pavilion by Izaskun Chinchilla Architects. Photograph by Sergio Reyes

“The jury saw that the Billion Oyster Pavilion and Natural Development were each incredibly intriguing patterns that interpret the competition brief in totally different ways,” stated Koren.

Organic Growth Pavilion by Izaskun Chinchilla Architects Organic Development Pavilion by Izaskun Chinchilla Architects

“Perhaps we can create some truly thrilling dialogue around short-term architecture and sustainability,” he explained.

Organic Growth Pavilion by Izaskun Chinchilla Architects. Photograph by Sergio Reyes Natural Development Pavilion by Izaskun Chinchilla Architects. Photograph by Sergio Reyes

Figment and AIA New York ran a productive Kickstarter campaign to fund the building of the pavilions.

Billion Oyster Pavilion by BanG Studio Billion Oyster Pavilion by BanG Studio

Each tasks tackle pressing environmental problems facing the New York area and past. The Billion Oyster Pavilion employs materials including nylon rope, steel rebar, clamps, and customized cast-concrete blocks, which can later on be used to generate oyster beds off the island.

Billion Oyster Pavilion by BanG Studio Billion Oyster Pavilion by BanG Studio

A higher college on the island with a specific aquatic and maritime curriculum has been doing work on an ongoing work to restore oyster beds in New York Harbor, which would have a dramatic affect on water good quality due to oysters’ capability to filter water.

Billion Oyster Pavilion by BanG Studio Billion Oyster Pavilion by BanG Studio

The Natural Growth Pavilion makes use of discarded supplies – broken umbrellas, bicycle wheels, and old stools – to produce a series of plant-like clusters that collectively form a 95-square-metre large canopy.

Billion Oyster Pavilion by BanG Studio Billion Oyster Pavilion by BanG Studio

Right after the finish of the summer the canopy will be broken up and distributed to web sites across the city for use as smaller sized shade structures or utilised inside as decorative chandeliers. The architects hope the pavilion will challenge site visitors to rethink the notion of waste, and reconsider garbage as a resource.

Organic Growth Pavilion by Izaskun Chinchilla Architects. Photograph by Sergio Reyes Organic Development Pavilion by Izaskun Chinchilla Architects. Photograph by Sergio Reyes

A decommissioned military base dotted with buildings dating from the early 19th century to the current, the 127-acre (70 hectare) Governors Island has been transformed into a public park and civic pleasure ground. A huge chunk of the land was offered to the men and women of New York and the remainder was turned into a nationwide monument in 2003.

Organic Growth Pavilion by Izaskun Chinchilla Architects Organic Development Pavilion by Izaskun Chinchilla Architects

Accessible seasonally by ferries from Manhattan and Brooklyn, the island plays host to concerts, artwork exhibitions, and particular sporting events like an annual polo match and has become one of the city’s premier picnic grounds.

Organic Growth Pavilion by Izaskun Chinchilla Architects. Photograph by Kevin Wong Natural Development Pavilion by Izaskun Chinchilla Architects. Photograph by Kevin Wong

The two pavilions will be in situ for the summer time season, which concludes on 27 September.

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