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Billion Oyster Pavilion: It’s a Go!

By Susannah Black
April 7, 2015

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As of some time last night, B-an-G Studios‘ BOP-inspired (and BOP-benefiting because we’re going to reuse their materials.) FIGMENT project for the City of Dreams Pavilion competition met its Kickstarter goal— which means it’s gonna happen!

From the City of Dreams site:

If we imagine a future New York City where anything is possible, what would it look like? In our wildest and most optimistic dreams, what is the future of the city?

The current state of the world is such that both economic and natural resources are extremely limited. A new way of thinking is necessary to solve the problems that the world faces. Inevitably, the result will be a change in the basic practices that have driven the world to its current state. One place to start to activate and energize these changes is within the architecture and design community, where the movement toward sustainable design has only scratched the surface of what is possible and necessary.

…In the end, the goal is to create a pavilion that has a net zero impact and that serves as a prototype for a new, truly sustainable, way of thinking about design and construction.

To read about B-an-G’s take on this challenge, check out Mitchell Gilburne’s piece in Architectural Digest or view their kickstarter page…and NOW, all hands on deck: it’s time to build this thing!  To pitch in, go here.