Figment Island

East, East Coast
Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Ann Ha and Behrang Behin's winning Figment entry, "Living Pavilion," was lauded for its sustainabile simplicity. (Courtesy Figment)

After nearly a year of waiting, we’ve now seen the new designs coming to Governors Island sometime in the future. But there is also some exciting architecture, art, and, most importantly, mini golf coming to the island this summer, part of the fourth annual Figment arts program that has been populating the island with exciting activities and edifices since the park first opened. On Friday, Figment announced the winners of its call for entries for the aforementioned projects, namely an architecture pavilion, 17 sculptures, and a 10-hole mini golf course. Eschewing the flashy forms of the three finalists they beat out, Ann Ha and Behrang Behin took a creative yet affordable approach with their winning Living Pavilion, tethering together milk crates to create planters for a garden that proceed to fold in on themselves, forming a wave-like tunnel sodded with grass. Check out the architecture finalists plus a few of the winning sculptures after the jump.

Easton+Combs' "Kaleidoscope."

Echomaterico's "Nimbus."

Nameless Architecture's "Playcloud."

Johannah Herr's "Cicada."

Chassy Cleland's "The Panopticons."

Benjamin Jones' "TreeHouse."

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  2. Daniela Morell says:

    Work is under way on the pavilion and we need your volunteer help to get it built. Please be in touch if you’d like to come out and play architecture with us. It’s a great project and we’re having fun. For progress and contact see:

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