This particular theater competition has brought forth some very compelling submissions, and the 3rd Place Long Island Cinema certainly deserves a place on the podium.
The waterfront location of the multiplex has been complemented in an organic, yet contemporary way, with the enormous escargot form of the steel lattice structure. But the aesthetic technique of employing sea creature biomimicry allows greatly supports the program within the building as well.
A spiraling floor plan creates a smooth scheme of circulation throughout the interior spaces of the movie theater. Visitors get a complete tour of the abstract edifice, affording them 360 degrees of panoramic views out of the heavily fenestrated framework. Designers Marcela Chan and Kevin Kwok drew up their 3rd Place Long Island Cinema much like choreographers compose a dance.