1O Halkidonos st,14671,Athens, Greece
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Parachute Pavillion
New York - finalist
The project is situated next of the Parachute Jump in Coney Island and serves as a multipurpose exhibition hall. The building investigates two interesting parameters involved in parachuting: the time-space sequence and the body choreography involved in the free fall. At the same time, the project obtains a rather playful and witty character, adopting the site’s long established reputation as an amusement and recreation destination. The roof of the pavilion consists of a grid of steel beams, which holds a series of hellion balloons. The void between the roof and ground level is occupied by a series of ramps that form a continuous circulation loop; the exhibition area. The ramps are suspended from the main structure and are subjected to a controlled lateral movement.