Last Chance: Salvage Swings in Lighthouse Park

Last Chance: Salvage Swings in Lighthouse Park

Last Chance: Salvage Swings has one week left in residence on Roosevelt Island. Winner of FIGMENT NYC 2019’s City of Dreams competition, the artwork remains until Friday, August 23rd.

Last Chance: Salvage Swings. The swings during the FIGMENT NYC 2019 festival.
Salvage Swings in action during the FIGMENT NYC 2019 festival in Lighthouse Park, Roosevelt Island.

Salvage Swings was designed by Somewhere Studio.

“It was an opportunity to address construction-waste management,” said Jessica Colangelo, a principal at Somewhere studio, in a DESIGNWIRE article. “Our form integrates play—and community.”

They got the idea after seeing scrapped pallets piled up near a University of Arkansas construction site.

FIGMENT NYC made Roosevelt Island home for the first time in 2019.

Exhibits filled Lighthouse Park where the East River separates into two channels. And the weather was perfect.

“The pavilion is constructed of 12 swing modules that frame the swinger and the swinger’s view,” FIGMENT’S organizers said when they announced the winner.

Last Chance: Salvage Swings is Friday, August 23rd

Salvage Swings gets one more week to delight kids and parents in Lighthouse Park, but hope replaces disappointment. FIGMENT NYC is already accepting design ideas for 2020

Lighthouse Park on Roosevelt Island will host again.

If you’re interested in designing for 2020, full details are here. Working with FIGMENT are  Emerging New York Architects Committee (ENYA) of the American Institute of Architects NY Chapter (AIANY) and the Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY).

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