Built out of waste materials, the Organic Growth Pavilion by Izaskun Chinchilla Architects is a 95 sqm canopy that promotes cycling and allows 500,000 visitors to chill out under NYC’s biggest bouquet.

The structure is composed of tree shaped supports and domes. They are distributed to form 2 rings. The bigger dome is in the centre and the outside ring ties the structure together supporting the horizontal forces from the central dome. The final design provides visitors with the opportunity to rest, dance and talk under a bouquet of flowers. The presumed wastefulness of the redundant materials is transformed by this thoughtful design into an oasis of tranquility and beauty.


The proposed design employs commonly found materials, giving them a new life after they have become unfit for their original purpose. The design utilises broken umbrellas, photographic tripods and damaged bicycle wheels, which several institutions in NY are already recycling. Like mop-head flowers, the Pavilion itself is composed of many smaller elements, all of which can be dismantled and reused with different functions after the summer. The Organic Growth Pavilion is is on display on Governors Island in New York City.

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