WaveLine is a small pavilion in Queens, New York, designed by Victoria Meyers architect, with hMa. The building opened in 2007, and was designed as a 'sample' wave form, in collaboration with Disney Hall acoustician Yasuhisa Toyota. The pavilion was designed as a multi-purpose sound space, for music, spoken word, and sport.
hMa's client for the building was the New York City Housing Authority. The project developed over a five year design period, that included the design of a faceted metal roof that bent in response to sound wave forms. The building was designed with acoustical wall pads that can be removed to increase the resonance of the room. The building is used for music, public meetings, and sports.
WaveLine is a building developed after the architects spent time studying wave forms. The roof shape was studied in various configurations before the architects settled on the final faceted form.
To see more information about WaveLine, visit hMa's website: www.hanrahanMeyers.com.