In 2007 hMa's Pratt Pavilion opened to public praise and attention. The project has been recognized with awards from the Architectural League of New York City, the AIA NYChapter, and from Build Brooklyn. In 2009, Pratt was included in the Phaidon Atlas of World Architecture.
Pratt Pavilion: showing hMa's 3-D design study, next to the finished project. Post: Victoria Meyers architect
Pratt Pavilion was designed by NY architects hMa, with design Principal Victoria Meyers looking at various precedents for the building. These included projects where sculptural objects suspended above people who moved below them in the landscape.
Above: hMa's Pratt Pavilion, next to Menashe Kadishman's Suspended, at Storm King Art Center. Post: Victoria Meyers architect
For this reason, Victoria Meyers architect refers to the Pratt Pavilion as 'visceral space', as the building gives visitors the sense of walking beneath a suspended object.
hMa's Pratt Pavilion, next to a photograph of Michael Heizer's 'Levitated Mass' at LACMA. Post: Victoria Meyers architect
To see more information about Victoria Meyers architect, Pratt Pavilion, and hMa, visit our website: www.hanrahanMeyers.com.
View looking up at the Pratt Pavilion, from below, next to hMa's bird's eye view of the pavilion, during the design phase. Post: Victoria Meyers architect
hMa's Pratt Pavilion was designed as the first building to fulfill the Pratt Master Plan, on the Pratt Institute campus in Brooklyn, NY. The building is open to the public, daily. hMa were also part of the Master Plan design committee, and developed many aspects of the Pratt campus master plan, including design guidelines for all new buildings to be built on campus, from 2005 - the future.
Clients for Pratt Pavilion include Juliana Curran Terian, Pratt Board member and the building's donor, as well as President Thomas Schutte, the President of Pratt Institute.