We entered the ideas competition sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation that asked the community to think of ways to adaptively reuse the derelict Philip Johnson-designed 1964 World's Fair New York State Pavilion. This pavilion is located in Queens Flushing Meadow Park near the US Open Tennis courts and the Queens Museum. It is prime real estate for park-goers and as a
Our idea pitch proposes a vertical farm in the round (6ft depth and 100ft tall with vegetable trays that are automated and can be accessed for harvesting large quantities of produce). The advantage of the pavilion in the park location is that it has great sun exposure and local, healthy food is viable and a great way to bring
The New York State Pavilion would become a place to focus on community issues through the arts and sciences with a special focus on finding solutions to problems for urban areas created by Climate Change. We fill this is a nod to the global reach and excitement of the original 1964 World's Fair yet re-envisioned for today. (A selection of the entries will be on Exhibition at the Queens Museum in late summer 2016).
FNA team: J Torres Moskovitz and Geraldine Vargas
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