June 29, 2011
Situated on the north lawn of the United Nation’s campus in New York, a Porte Cochere serves as a temporary entrance for general assembly delegates.
Built by FTL Design, the futuristic design of the Porte Cochere pavilion contrasts dramatically with the old and historical UN buildings which surround this exceptional construction.
Being the first point of contact for UN delegates arriving at general assemblies, this temporary pavilion has a vital role to play in providing great first impressions about the UN to some of the most important political and humanitarian figures from around the world.
Although Porte Cochere is only a temporary construction whilst the original historical building is being renovated, architects working on the pavilion have excelled in designing an economical, ecological and grandly aesthetical structure.
This elegant entrance has been made from the minimalist of materials, which, not only ensured costs remained low, but also means that Porte Cochere can be easily moved.
The design offers a modern entrance to the historical buildings of the UN’s New York campus, the porte cochere design dates back to the late 18th century.