Southstreet Seaport Museum
New York City. 2008
AIA NY, ENYA competition, 2nd place prize

The project expands a new territory beneath the water's surface, overlapping previously distinct boundaries between water and land. It is a new model for interventions at the city's edge, affording an array of programmatic opportunities and aesthetic effects. The project literally utilizes the East River as the project's façade; a fluid plateau filtering light to the spaces below. Views of the Brooklyn bridge are framed from below. Skylight oculus openings provide completely new perceptions of the bridge from below water level. Views from the Brooklyn bridge allows for a full perception of the building roofscape, and it's submersion within the East River.

Design: Ian Gordon
Exhibited at the Center For Architecture