London, United Kingdom
New York, New York
Masdar City, Abu Dhabi
Auckland, New Zealand
Curvy Concessions for New York’s Seaport District Add to its Expanding Pop Up Business
The pair of 150-square-foot kiosks that serve as both installations and drink stalls for the Riverdeck in New York’s Seaport District. Characterized by complementary curves that appear to fit together like puzzle pieces, patrons enjoy views of both the Brooklyn Bridge and East River.
During the design process, the project was initially conceived from a solid block that was split by a sinuous curve to achieve two volumes. One half, “Over,” provides shade while “Under” slopes downward to create a bench. Both are topped with a green acrylic roof that filters the light and alludes to the Heineken beer the kiosks serves.
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Standing at 10 feet tall, each piece is comprised of 800 aluminum cylinders covered in a powder-coat finish. The individual parts were bolted together to create the exterior shell that could stand on its own with an internal frame. From inside, the effect is a bespoke lighting installation varying in multiple hues, shapes, and depths resulting from the angled curvature cut into the tubes’ ends.
2019 Architizier A + Awards, Special Mention in Cultural – Pavilions