Information Commons and Cafetorium
Client: Boston Harbor Islands Partnership with the National Park Service
Location: Boston, MA
Size: 2,500 gsf
Construction Cost: $3M
This pavilion proposal presents the visitor with an interpretative environment representing the ‘theater’ of the harbor arc and its contents. The visitor approaches the building as a homecoming sailor would approach the harbor. The occupiable amphitheater roof is made of glass flooded in summer to represent, together with its island-shaped columns, the aquatic environment of the harbor. With its uppermost surf spray and cascading water roiling around the islands it will become Boston’s Trevi fountain - a place for crowds to gather in delight and for children to frolic.
Jonathan Levi Architects