The Billion Oyster Pavilion joins two of Governor’s Island most exciting enterprises: Figment’s City of Dreams and The New York Harbor School’s Billion Oyster Project. The pavilion will be constructed entirely from materials used by the Billion Oyster Project (BOP).
At the end of its season, the Billion Oyster Pavilion will be re-used directly on Governor’s Island by the Harbor School. The materials that form the woven canopy (steel rebar, nylon rope, and hose clamps) are used by the BOP in their harbor restoration work. It is our intention to work with the BOP to facilitate this effort. By re-using materials on the island, we eliminate the need to transport them a second time.
In addition to providing material, the Pavilion will also bring publicity and awareness to the Billion Oyster Project. The base of the Pavilion is made up of custom-cast “Reef Balls,” a habitat restoration device that the BOP as part of their habitat creation effort. The public will have the opportunity to see this technology and to learn about their use. At the end of the season, the Reef Balls can be used by the BOP as part of their work to restore New York Harbor.
Now BanG studio needs your help to make this project a reality. Would you please consider supporting the campaign to bring this project to Governor’s Island by donating: [BACK THIS PROJECT].