New York, 2016
Architectural Concept. Lissoni Architettura, with Piero Lissoni and team members Miguel Casal Ribeiro, Joao Silva and Mattia Susani, has been selected as the First Place Winner of the NYC Aquarium & Public Waterfront open ideas competition. The project creates a dynamic system that interacts with its surroundings, offering multiple ways to experience the water world. The site is excavated to become a large and unique water basin, with the Aquarium and the Marine Centre a submerged island accessed via a pathway. A sloping beachfront covers the Parking area to form a panoramic public space, while a boardwalk surrounds the basin and becomes a floating ring connecting the two waterfronts and encompassing the Aquarium and its sliding roof, a green island that closes to become a planetarium protecting the arena and the biome domes within.
You can see the full competition results at www.archoutloud.com/nyc-results