National September 11 Memorial Museum Pavilion

Structural Designer

BuroHappold Engineering

Client Name

National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center

Location

New York, United States of America

DESIGN ARCHITECT
Snøhetta
ASSOCIATE ARCHITECT
Adamson Associates International
MEP ENGINEER
BuroHappold Engineering
LIGHTING DESIGN
Fisher Marantz Stone
CONSTRUCTION MANAGER
Lend Lease
SUSTAINABLE DESIGN
BuroHappold Engineering
VERTICAL TRANSPORTATION
Barker Mohandas

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The Pavilion acts as an entrance to the National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York, USA. It houses two 80-ft tall ‘tridents’ reclaimed from the original Twin Tower exteriors. The tridents are so huge they had to be installed first and the Pavilion built around them. The structure also features an auditorium and a private suite for victims’ families. The Pavilion is an elegant, respectful connection between the bustling new World Trade Center above and the memorial and museum below – a place President Barack Obama called “a place to remember and reflect.”

Judge's comment:

This beautiful structure evokes memories of the September 2001 disaster. It houses remnant parts of the original World Trade Towers’ perimeter frame and effortlessly spans the railway tracks below.