Positioned at the water’s edge, this sailing hall of fame is dedicated to both the history of racing and its future.
Graceful and elegant, the sailboat derives her beauty from function: the straightforward structure of the mast, hull, and keel are rigid while the system of sails is malleable and constantly changing. The design interprets this dynamic through the simplicity of its form and the variability of its louvered skin. A sailor’s view changes as the sail’s position does, and so too does the visitor’s view, both inside and out, as the building’s louvered facade adjusts and breathes. Just behind this screen the triple height glass enclosed lobby and interactive exhibit spaces showcase a full-scale sailboat that is suspended above the entry level, affording the visitor a unique view of the vessel.