Design Pavilion—a New York City-based organization that is dedicated to beautifying the city with engaging public art installations—commissioned American studio CLB Architects to create a playful activation for the annual NYCxDesign festival. The project, located in the famously hectic Times Square in New York, is named 'Filter.'
Made out of weathering steel plates, Filter was initially planned for 2020, however, its construction was understandably delayed due to the pandemic. The piece has a circular structure and a tree in the middle. There are spaces for individuals to sit and take a rest or socialize at the bottom of the pavilion. CLB Architects has mentioned that "Filter carves out space for quiet recentering within the frenetic energy of Times Square."
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Design Pavilion Commissions CLB Architects' Filter Pavilion
1. Weathering Steel Installations - Opportunity for architects and designers to create sustainable and durable installations in public spaces using weathering steel plates.
2. Circular Design Structures - A trend towards circular structures in architecture and design that provide unique and visually interesting spaces for rest and socialization.
3. Public Art Activations - An increasing interest in unique and engaging public art installations for beautifying urban spaces and creating opportunities for social interaction.
1. Architecture - Opportunity for architects to experiment with new materials and circular design structures for public art installations and urban beautification projects.
2. Design - Opportunity for designers to collaborate with architects and utilize weathering steel plates for sustainable and visually stunning public art installations.
3. Urban Planning - Potential for urban planners to incorporate public art installations and circular design structures into urban spaces to enhance the cityscape and provide unique social experiences.