New York State Pavilion Virtual Experience Center, Queens NY

The challenge of the idea competition was to repurpose the abandoned New York State Pavilion at Flushing Meadow Park in Queens, New York. It was originally designed by Architect Philip Johnson for a celebration of New York World’s Fair in the year 1964. The National Trust for Historic Preservation has organized the idea competition to initiate the preservation opportunities and rejuvenate the park by repurposing the pavilion.

The Flushing Meadows Park has enriched strong past; diverse recreational present combining art, science, zoo, and stadium; and will Inspire future through the proposed Virtual Experience Center. It will not only connect the past and future experiences but will also serve as an open repository for Future Virtual Experimentation. Tent for Tomorrow, a multi-user virtual interactive experience will attract every age to witness the 1964’s Worlds Fair as well simultaneously allow 2064’s cities with the user-specific environment. The Entire Pavilion can be digitally restored to original state from the glass roof to the floor ready to interact. The program will include the central tent of tomorrow as green virtual experience dome, physical exhibits with digital interaction, educational and arcade game arena, retail and tower top as virtual environment dining. 

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New York State Pavilion Virtual Experience Center, Queens NY

Project Type: Idea Competition 2016
Role: Design Proposal
Location: Queens, New York
Organizer: National Trust for Historic Preservation
Software: Sketchup, Photoshop