LOCATION / GOVERNOR’S ISLAND, NEW YORK CITY
PHASE / FIGMENT NYC 2016 CITY OF DREAM PAVILION COMPETITION (CANCELED)
ANIMATION CREDIT / NAMJU LEE (NJ STUDIO) AWARDS / FIRST PRIZE OF COMPETITION
The Hanger Barn is an architectural transformation of the recycled everyday objects, clothes hangers into the pavilion, which defines a place for escape from the daily routine to social events as well as a sustainable place for people gathering. The Hanger Barn gives new meaning to create the illusion of motion via set in fractal patterns which generate intriguing visual connectivity to its surroundings with shadow effects and they allow air and natural light to pass through, and inviting for all passerby.
We started with two barns connected by a courtyard. Two barns house different programs which correlate with their spatial experience. By locating a courtyard in the center, it produced a spatial experience to view to permeate structure inside and outside, or vise versa. From outside pavilion, it allows the visitors to see illusion of motions. In revers the user inside will be able to look out toward panoramic scenery of park and New York skyline. The HANGER BARN is organized around three different types of event spaces: lecture and art exhibition at each barn as well as a concert at courtyard. This system of the HANGER BARN is flexible enough to allow the visitors to experience different types of encounters with social events at same time.
Mock-Up Study + Shadow Study
The design is modular, comprised of the hanger’s original triangle shape, rotated, and mirrored segments got assembled with zip-ties into modules. The Hanger Barn is made out of 1192 modules (21456 clothes hangers) that are joined using zip ties.
Cradle to Cradle Design: Re-Design by used Hangers
The design for the pavilion’s structural system is the self-standing structure rising from a modular prototype, in addition of the PVC pipes that are selectively arrayed at regular intervals across the pavilion’s footprint. All of the recycled materials used to construct the pavilion will be reused by de-installation and reassembly of the modular prototype for multiple sites in NYC.