The Pavilion is the new front door into Brookfield Place, the Lower Manhattan landmark formerly, designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects.
The Entry Hall Pavilion, which is part of the first phase of landlord Brookfield Office Properties‘s $250 million renovation of the property, allows PATH and subway commuters easy access to Brookfield Place,
This glowing entry is a grand new room through which 35,000 commuters and visitors will travel daily. Softly curving glass walls define its exterior.
Inside, a pair of 54-foot-tall expressive columns – woven for a basket-like appearance – supports the roof and enclosure.
The Pavilion extends from the Winter Garden, providing a new public space that reconnects the office tower complex to the World Trade Center.
Visitors enter from ground level entries or from six high-speed escalators traveling 50 feet below grade to connect to the World Trade Center Concourse, Port Authority Transportation Hub, and September 11 Memorial sites.
Changes to the Winter Garden include a new West Street entrance provides a seamless connection from downtown’s new state-of-the-art transportation hubs to the Hudson River, plus expanded public space for the various cultural events offered by Brookfield’s free arts program.
Location: New York, USA
Architects: Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
Engineering: Thornton Tomasetti
Structure: Spector Group
Construction: Plaza Construction
Area: 8,000 square feet / 1,000 square meters
Client: Brookfield Place
Photographs: Jeff Goldberg/Esto
Article by Marco Rinaldi