The pavilion allows vast interaction through touching and swinging
Two structural layers of rope modules anchor the main nautical fabric canopy and secondary mesh
Recycled Rope Pavilion
Unbuilt | New York, USA
CONCEPT | Today there are more than 640.000 Tons of rope lost or discarded irregularly at sea by ships and boats worldwide, equivalent to nearly 3,3% of all rope market production. Although this is a serous ecological issue, it can be an opportunity to create a new architectural design typology and construction system. By applying concepts of biomimetics, a rope, that is usually used in tension, could have an optimal performance at compression, in a brick like module that can be easily assembled and transported.
The pavilion was positioned to take advantage of the islands's panoramic views and sun incidence
Loose ropes hanged from the ceiling create a playful space for the users
The pavilion is positioned to take advantage of Roosevelt Islands’ panoramic views
The 3D printed modules and 1:1 mock-ups served as study tools to understand geometry and form.