Monarch Pavilion

FIRE ISLAND // NEW YORK // MARCH 2013

An open-air temporary performance space that responds to its environment, the Monarch Pavilion draws inspiration from the area’s September butterfly migration. While it unfolds to enclose a 900 sf stage with stepped seating, the performance space does not impinge on existing trees. Winding around and ducking under vegetation, its mesh enclosure screens users from insects yet it also accommodates airflow through the pavilion. This performance platform can take a number of configurations, providing multiple opportunities to frame performance work against a landscape of sea, forest or salt marsh. In its dormant phase throughout the winter, the pavilion occupies just 300 square feet.

Team // Ariane Harrison, Seth Harrison, Sierra Cobb, Anthony Sunga