On June 22, 6-8PM the Emerging New York Architects Committee (ENYA) holds the opening of the exhibition “Building Burble Bup”, on view at the Center for Architecture to September 16, 2011.
“Burble Bup”, designed by Bittertang, is the earthen and inflatable answer to the second annual FIGMENT/ENYA/SEAoNY City of Dreams Pavilion Competition. Built of tactile materials the pavilion is a place of touch, interaction, play, and humorous social engagement. Thin membranes hold air and wood chips in bizarre and colorful volumes, attracting people to play underneath its dangling canopy and engage with their environment and neighbors in strange and interesting new ways.
This exhibition celebrates the design competition; the five finalist teams; as well as the tireless effort of the design team, Bittertang, and the 120+ volunteers who helped build Burble Bup on Governors Island. I am very happy to be one of the many volunteers that built Burble Bup (even in the heat and downpours) and have gotten to know some really wonderful people. Congrats Bittertang for putting together such a wonderful team, your innovative design, and winning this award!