in any high profile architecture design competition it is always interesting to see the proposals of the other finalists. last month we highlighted the winning proposal for the new york aquarium by smith-miller + hawkinson and now we will look at one of the other finalist proposals by wxy architecture with west 8.

their design for the perimeter of the new york aquarium on coney island aimed to be porous and engaging. their design aimed to have features which interacted with visitors and casual passers-by. some of their main ideas were a ‘living’ dune landscape, coral inspired retaining wall and a 60 ft high jellyfish pavilion. while it didn’t win the competition the design was met with considerable praise from the new york media.

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new york aquarium proposal by smith-miller + hawkinson

new york aquarium proposal by wxy and west 8

new york aquarium proposal by wxy and west 8

new york aquarium proposal by wxy and west 8