This compelling proposal for the MSD Seaman's Church Institute positions the agency's New York City headquarters around the South Street Seaport area, yet this neighborhood is ever growing and changing. Given the importance of this site, Miso Soup Design suggests that the structure be shifted off land and placed nearby upon the water. After all, it is a center for mariners.
The intriguing computer model of the building not only reveals a fascinating floating architectural style, but also a form that is completely unique. Inspired by the manipulated shape of a sailor's knot, the edifice extends from Manhattan as a thick rope-like pedestrian bridge, winding around continuously from one large room into another. The MSD Seaman's Church Institute would even incorporate an open-roofed section with a path and a lush garden.
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The MSD Seaman's Church Institute Relocates the Agency to the Water
By: Amelia Roblin - Published: Feb 21, 2014 • References: misosoupdesign