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An image of CDR Studio's Governor's Cup Pavilion on Governors Island.
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The Governor's Cup Pavilion hovers among a cluster of trees on the Parade Ground. Inspired by tape-lace crochet, 30000 used plastic cups, saved from discard from throughout the city, are bound by zip-ties into a densely-knit serpentine structure. Undulating between the tree branches, the canopy is suspended by strapping and turn-buckled cabling. The trees are unscathed. A lacy infill of cups between the tape structure and branches create an airborne topography and shadow play. The configuration forms an outdoor room, shimmering in the sun and echoing with breeze-driven sound.