JACKSON, Wyo. — Local firm CLB Architects will display their new pavilion, FILTER, in Time Square, NYC.
The pavilion is part of NYCxDesign Festival and aims to carve out space for quiet recentering within the frenetic energy of Times Square.
“Designed as both a monumental object and an ephemeral experience, the pavilion establishes a new focal point in the heart of New York City’s urban fabric – reorienting that experience toward the natural, rather than the man-made,” a spokesperson for the project said in a press release.
The pavilion is reminiscent of the Town Enclosure Pavillion CLB designed for the Center Lawn. The Town Enclosure was used as an art space for youth and professional dancers, rehearsals, spoken word performances, yoga, life-drawing, cloud-making, and stargazing within its open walls. It was relocated to Bozeman Montana in 2020.
“Evoking the rugged Wyoming landscape from which it originates, FILTER draws the visitor into an engagement of its flowing folds of weathered steel and timber. At the pavilion’s center, a lone tree abstractly embodies ecological cycles and serves as a counterpoint to Manhattan’s urbanity,” the press release said.
FILTER will be open daily, May 7-15 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.