Seed Cone Pavilion
Governor's Island, New York
Figment, ENYA, AIANY, SEAoNY Public Pavilion Competition
Local Office Landscape Architects; Dordevic Architecture & Construction; Structural: Robert Silman Associates
Runner Up; Proposal, December 2016
About the Project
This temporary, transportable pavilion is inspired by the cone of the Pitch Pine Tree native to Governor’s Island. DFA’s concept was to envision a structure that brings indigenous plant life back to any context through the composition process. When erected, it easily accommodates varied programs and events such as musical performances and educational classes, in addition to providing simple, elegant shelter from sun, wind, and rain. When no longer needed, it leaves a planted footprint that grows, expands and blurs over time, contributing to the natural landscape and supporting local insects and habitat.