Cedar Hill Loop Movable Pavilion by Jianshi Wu and Yitan Sun

Home > Winners > #47364


DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Cedar Hill Loop

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Movable Pavilion

INSPIRATION:
Our inspiration comes from the existing environmental and social condition of Central Park, New York, where the open natural field provides people a gathering place for various activities. Cedar Hill Loop aims to preserve the existing and enhance it with an intimate, flexible and functional structure, which creates unique experiences in the 158-year-old public park.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The objective is to create a multi-usage pavilion in Central Park, New York that can host different activities. Instead of putting it on open lawns, we designed an underground loop that follows the existing terrain of a 30-feet tall hill, which is able to elevate and rotate itself to create spaces that are suitable for a wide variety of activities in different scales. Designed to be used unexpectedly, the pavilion encourages the terrain to play a more significant role in architecture.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Powered by four industry standard mast lifts and a circular rail underneath, the Loop is able to elevate and rotate itself to reveal spaces that are suitable for a wide variety of activities in different scales. Having nearly 30 feet of height difference, the sloped terrain of Cedar Hill is a perfect spot for the Loop to integrate itself in. When not designated to any specific events, the loop can be either entirely hidden with only subtle indication of the periphery, or it can be slightly raised and become a large circular bench for people to gather together with ambience light leaks from inside that lights up the lawn during night time. The hill also functions as natural flood prevention in this case.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started as a concept in September 2015 and the latest design was finished in December 2015 in New York.

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Architecture, Building and Structure Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Material: Casting concrete base supporting industrial standard vertical mast lifts on circular rail. Pre-fabricated glass panel, aluminum frame and customized wood ceiling (platform) installed on site following any existing sloped terrain.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Dimensions: Outer Diameter: 25 meters. Inner Diameter: 20 meters. Floor to Ceiling (Highest Point): 8 meters. Floor to Ceiling (Lowest Point): 4 meters. Floor Area: 176 square meters. Mast Lift Capacity: 12000 lbs (5443 kg) each, 48000 (21772kg) in total. Structure Weight: 13000 kg. Loading Capacity: 70 person.

TAGS:
Architecture, Kinetic, Movable, Pavilion, Central Park, Loop, Multi-function,Cedar Hill, Underground Architecture, New York City

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
With around 25 million visitors a year, Central Park is the most visited park in the United States. It is designed as a neutral land for different people to encounter and various activities to overlap. In summer the park holds different theatre performances, numerous open-air concerts, seminars, movie screenings, dances and so on, which is only made possible by its openness and natural environment. We started our research by mapping different activities people do in Central Park during summer time, and found out that the sloped areas are actually among the least active ones, yet with the most potential. While the hill might not be an ideal stage for open ground sports or sunbathing, which are popular activities on flat lawn, further research shows that it provides a surprisingly suitable base for a summer pavilion. The discovery of this missing opportunity eventually leads us to the design of Cedar Hill Loop.

CHALLENGE:
The difficult part of the design was to design in a way that the architecture can coexist with and respect the natural, open environment. The pavilion need to provide new spaces and possibilities that the park currently lacks, at the same time keeps and enriches familiar experiences we love about Central Park.

ADDED DATE:
2016-02-29 02:15:57

TEAM MEMBERS (2) :
Designer: Jianshi Wu and Designer: Yitan Sun

IMAGE CREDITS:
Image #1: Creator Jianshi Wu, Daytime, 2015.
Image #2: Creator Jianshi Wu, Interior, 2015.
Image #3: Photographer/Creator Jianshi Wu, Night Time, 2015.
Image #4: Illustrator Yitan Sun, Jianshi Wu, Site Plan, 2015.
Image #5: Illustrator Yitan Sun, Diagram, 2015.

VOTE FOR THIS DESIGN

VOTE FOR THIS ENTRY

CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Jianshi & Yitan

PROFILE:
Jianshi Wu and Yitan Sun have working experiences in the U.S., China and Japan and their works were exhibited in the U.S. and China. These two members currently reside and work in New York City. Both Jianshi and Yitan obtained their Professional Architecture degree in Rhode Island School of Design.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Cedar Hill Loop Movable Pavilion by Jianshi Wu and Yitan Sun is a Nominee in Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category.

· This project is currently confidential as results have not been announced yet. Images and further details of the project is not available for public yet, please check back later. If you are the owner of this design, please login to view the images.

· Click here to register today inorder to be able to view the profile and other works by Jianshi Wu and Yitan Sun when results are announced.
AWARD DETAILS

Cedar Hill Loop Movable Pavilion by Jianshi Wu and Yitan Sun is Winner in Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category, 2015 - 2016.

· Read the interview with designer Jianshi Wu and Yitan Sun for design Cedar Hill Loop here.

· Press Members: Login or Register to request an exclusive interview with Jianshi Wu and Yitan Sun.

· Click here to register inorder to view the profile and other works by Jianshi Wu and Yitan Sun.
SOCIAL
+ Add to Likes / Favorites | Send to My Email | Comment | Testimonials | View Press-Release | Press Kit
See other A' Design Award and Competition WinnersA' Design Award Presentation Submit Your Designs
 
design award logo

BENEFITS
THE DESIGN PRIZE
WINNERS SERVICES
PR CAMPAIGN
PRESS RELEASE
MEDIA CAMPAIGNS
AWARD TROPHY
AWARD CERTIFICATE
AWARD WINNER LOGO
PRIME DESIGN MARK
BUY & SELL DESIGN
DESIGN BUSINESS NETWORK
AWARD SUPPLEMENT

METHODOLOGY
DESIGN AWARD JURY
PRELIMINARY SCORE
VOTING SYSTEM
EVALUATION CRITERIA
METHODOLOGY
BENEFITS FOR WINNERS
PRIVACY POLICY
ELIGIBILITY
FEEDBACK
WINNERS' MANUAL
PROOF OF CREATION
WINNER KIT CONTENTS
FAIR JUDGING
AWARD YEARBOOK
AWARD GALA NIGHT
AWARD EXHIBITION

MAKING AN ENTRY
ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS
REGISTRATION
ALL CATEGORIES

FEES & DATES
FURTHER FEES POLICY
MAKING A PAYMENT
PAYMENT METHODS
DATES & FEES

TRENDS & REPORTS
DESIGN TRENDS
DESIGNER REPORTS
DESIGNER PROFILES
DESIGN INTERVIEWS

ABOUT
THE AWARD
AWARD IN NUMBERS
HOMEPAGE
AWARD WINNING DESIGNS
DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
MUSEUM OF DESIGN
PRIME CLUBS
SITEMAP
RESOURCE

RANKINGS
DESIGNER RANKINGS
WORLD DESIGN RANKINGS
DESIGN CLASSIFICATIONS
POPULAR DESIGNERS

CORPORATE
GET INVOLVED
SPONSOR AN AWARD
BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS

PRESS
DOWNLOADS
PRESS-KITS
PRESS PORTAL
LIST OF WINNERS
PUBLICATIONS
RANKINGS
CALL FOR ENTRIES
RESULTS ANNOUNCEMENT

CONTACT US
CONTACT US
GET SUPPORT

Follow us : Twitter Twitter | Twitter Facebook | Twitter Google+.
Share |