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project: Juliana Curran Terian Pratt Pavilion
location: Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
client: Pratt Institute
size: 9,000 s.f.
contact: hMa hanrahanMeyers architects
The Juliana Curran Terian Pratt Pavilion is a new focal point for the Pratt Institute campus in Brooklyn, New York. The Pavilion will be used by Pratt students and faculty to showcase work from the Institute’s various arts programs. Clad with stainless steel, and suspended between two existing industrial loft buildings on the main Pratt Institute campus in Brooklyn, New York, the project includes a glass entry area for the Pavilion and its neighbors, Steuben Hall and Pratt Studios. The new Design Center created by joining all three buildings houses 200,000 square feet of Institute programs. The overall new construction for the Pavilion and its auxiliary areas including the glass entrance and a new circulation bridge to the south, comprise 10,000 square feet. Behind the Pavilion, a new courtyard makes an outdoor room for informal meetings and classes in warm weather.
The Pavilion is clad with hand-finished stainless steel panels by Milgo Bufkin steel fabricators. The front façade faces north, toward the main Institute quadrangle and is all glass, with screens that pull down for rear projection to the campus, or to fully darken the space for showing slides or videos. The Pavilion will be mainly used as a gallery and for Institute receptions. To the south the Pavilion bridge ramps east and west creating a circulation zone that connects Pratt Pavilion, Steuben, and Pratt Studios. The bridge overlooks the new central courtyard.
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