Kayak Pavilion at Long Dock Park


The kayak pavilion in Long Dock Park, a reclaimed brownfield waterfront in Beacon, NY, is a welcoming threshold to the Hudson River with spectacular views of the Catskill Mountains. The carefully detailed, simple steel structure is clad with aluminum grating panels that act like a theatrical scrim. The project is economical and highly practical, housing 64 kayaks and canoes, a changing room, and a storage area. Photovoltaic solar panels on the roof power the ARO-designed LEED Gold Scenic Hudson River Center nearby. The design elevates everyday materials and frames the transition between land and water.

Constructed, 2011

Old - AIA National Honor Award Old - AIANY Design Merit Award