Boston Harbor Islands Pavilion

A portion of the Rose Fitzgerald Greenway, a linear park created by the burying of Boston’s I-93 in 2007, is now lit up at night by an architecturally distinct educational pavilion designed to raise awareness about the nearby Boston Harbor Islands, a collection of nearly three dozen coastal islands maintained by the National Park Service. Located just steps from the ferry that takes visitors to the islands, a series of photographs and maps (both mounted and inlaid into the pavement) educates visitors about the archipelago’s rich biodiversity and its ecological value. Protecting the solar-powered, LED-lit kiosks, two digitally fabricated cast- concrete canopies are shaped to noticeably create a channel for rainwater, which pours into a concrete catch basin and is used to irrigate the adjacent lawn.

In addition to channeling rainwater to catch below, the concrete canopies support solar panels that power the informational kiosk.

In addition to channeling rainwater to catch below, the concrete canopies support solar panels that power the informational kiosk.

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