The Light Pavilions of Columbus Park in lower Manhattan establish a new typology for public buildings in New York City. The extensive requirements of a recreation center are broken up into a series of pavilions collectively creating a unique public realm. The park and recreation center are designed in a holistic manner to better serve the evolution of New York City’s diverse public, while maintaining the parks original landscape character. These gentle beacons of activities are nestled within the texture of the park while being subservient to it’s natural elements. The soft glow of light emitted by these beacons inspires residents and instills a sense of safety, thus encouraging activities to take place outside and inside the light pavilions regardless of the time of day.
Status: School Project