In 2012, the Festival Info Pavilion is brand-new and worth checking out all on its own!
The Festival Info Pavilion on the New Haven Green is the hub of the Festival experience: come by for free wireless internet, information on performances, meeting places for tours, and more.
In 2012, Festival visitors had even more of a reason swing by the Info Pavilion: students at Yale School of Architecture designed a iconic new structure for the Festival.
About the new Info Pavilion
The new Festival Info Pavilion is the result of a three-month course in the Masters of Architecture II program at the Yale School of Architecture, undertaken to provide its post-professional students with a hands-on design opportunity that allowed them to participate in every step of the process from design through to completion.
"The students have created an engaging heart for the Festival made from over 1,000 aluminum panels, which create shifting effects of reflection and color as visitors move around the it, says Brennan Buck, the School of Architecture faculty advisor on the project. “Solid and massive from one angle, lightweight and almost entirely porous from another, it alternately hides and reveals its contents."
The Festival Pavilion was designed and built by Yale School of Architecture students John Taylor Bachman, David Bench, Rob Bundy, Raven Hardison, Zac Heaps, Matt Hettler, Jacqueline Ho, Nicholas Hunt, Seema Kairam, John Lacy, Amy Mielke, Veer Nanavatty, and Eric Zahn, with Teoman Ayas and faculty advisor Brennan Buck. Matthew Clark of Arup, New York, served as consultant.
Generous support was provided by ASSA ABLOY, the Yale Graduate and Professional Student Senate, and the Yale School of Architecture.