Harvest Dome 2.0

Harvest Dome 2.0 is a giant diaphanous orb for the New York City waterways. A 24ft diameter cupola we designed and constructed from over 450 umbrellas frames, and made buoyant with a ring of 128 empty two-liter soda bottles, Harvest Dome transforms the eight-pointed steel frame, a quintessential piece of urban detritus, into the transcendent form of an architectural dome for the water, to float alongside and bring attention to the tidal salt-marshes of the City.

Location:

New York City:  Inwood HIll Park Inlet,:July-September 2013

Governor's Island,: September - November 2013

Gowanus Canal: November 2013 - April 2015

 

Year Completed:

2013

 

Awards:

Winner, 2014 AIANY Design Award

Winner, 2013 Dwell Vision Award

 

Partners and Supporters: 

NYC Department of Parks and Recreation; City of New York

Brooklyn Navy Yards; NYC Fire Department Marine Operations

The Architectural League; Gowanus Canal Conservancy

Lower Manhattan Cultural Counci,; Brooklyn Roasting Company

all of our Kickstarter supporters.

 

Team: 

Amanda Schachter & Alexander Levi; Sharif Anous, Jee Hyung Park, Nate Long, Hande Oney, Therese Diede, Gerard Joyas, Billy Rohan, Chris Maldonado, Arthur Shmulevsky, Rachel Mulder, and Eiji Jimbo