2012 M-velope Screenwall

International Competition Entry

Project Team: Jeffrey P. Turko (Project Coordination), Pavel Hladik, Christina Doumpioti,

Engineering Consultants: Arup London Giulio Antonutto and Luca Dellatorre

The competition brief asked for an exploration of building facades as a 3dimensional front. The site is the street front of the Milavec Hakimi Gallery at 51 Cooper Square – The New Cooper Union building – in New York City. Proposed structures could be experimental installations positioned outside of the gallery and / or provide the gallery with an outdoor exhibition space

The design of the M-Velope screenwall deploys a structural metal mesh in combination with textile membranes to create a layered deep spaces with differently sized spatial pockets that can be inhabited by spectators or exhibits. It also serves to frame specific views from the exterior to the interior and vice versa, and limits direct solar exposure of the exhibition space and exhibits.

Rendered view of the M-Velope screenwall in front of the Milavec Hakimi Gallery at 51 Cooper Square – The New Cooper Union building – in New York City.
Rendered view of the M-Velope screenwall as an extended threshold to the space of the Milavec Hakimi Gallery.
Rendered close-up view of the M-Velope screenwall.
Exploded axonometric view of the elements and layers of the M-Velope screenwall.
Analysis of views from various exterior locations to the interior of the gallery.
Analysis of views from selected locations in the gallery to the exterior.