The Fire Island Pines is the hub of upscale, gay vacation culture in New York City. At the center of its village is the famed Pavilion night club, which some credit with the birth of disco, and where New York’s fashion elite have sipped cocktails and danced the night away for more than 50-years. In November 2011, a devastating fire swept through the building and burnt it to the ground. From the ashes, a new building was conceived and designed by Hollwich Kushner Architecture. Completed in 2013, it’s bold design, with muscular lines, clad in natural cedar, melds seamlessly into the pedestrian realm of the harbor-side ferry terminal and boardwalk shops. The interiors are no less impressive, with exposed cedar structure and natural materials throughout, the new building houses the Pavilion nightclub, a bar, a gym, juice bar and local shops. At its apex, during pride week each summer, the Pavilion swells with hundreds of revelers, moving and grooving, as the sun rises, the skylight opens over the dance floor and the beat goes on!
FOOD & BEVERAGE | RETAIL
THE PINES | FIRE ISLAND | NEW YORK
5,000 SF NIGHTCLUB & BAR | 3,000 SF RETAIL
TERRACES | VIP ROOFTOP | OPERABLE SKYLIGHT | COMMUNAL BATHROOMS
HOLLWICH KUSHNER ARCHITECTURE (in collaboration with Charles Renfro of Diller Scofidio + Renfro)