Aurora Event Center Building New York

Aurora Event Center Building New York, Upstate NY Architecture

Aurora Event Center Building New York

Cayuga Lake Architecture in New York State – design by Trahan Architects

Jun 27, 2018

Aurora Event Center New York Building

Design: Trahan Architects

Location: New York State, USA

Aurora Event Center Building New York

Set on the eastern shore of the Cayuga Lake in upstate New York, the Aurora Event Center is envisioned as a year-round event space accommodating weddings for up to 250 guests. The primary design intent is to create a strong connection to the lake and frame its picturesque views.

Aurora Event Center Building New York

It is purposefully designed to not disturb the existing historic sites in the village and neighboring residences, but to maintain a seamless integration with the surrounding landscape while providing protection from inclement weather.

Aurora Event Center Building New York

The sequence of experiences takes visitors on a meandering drive through the woodlands as they approach the building’s eastern wall that appears like a ruin in the landscape. As guests pass through the entry portal, the hall slopes down toward the foyer and is washed with natural light by a skylight that follows the length of the space.

Only after going through the entry procession does one realize that the building is cut into the hill. Taller on the west side than initially perceived on the east, the rustic board-formed concrete wall retains the earth to carve out space into the hill for the pavilion and terraces.

Aurora Event Center Building New York

Internal courtyards are included as integral components to the building’s design, acting as anchors to the spatial layout. These courtyards bracket the main reception hall, filtering natural daylight within and elevating the presence of landscape for the overall experience.

In the main event space, the western glass wall frames views of the lake in both the ceremony and reception halls and ultimately reveals the full horizon of the landscape and the lake beyond.

Aurora Event Center Building New York

Architects: Trahan Architects
Client: MCK Building Associates, Inc.
Photographers: Renderings – The Boundary

Aurora Event Center New York Building images / information from The Chicago Athenaeum, June 2018

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Aurora Event Center New York Building is one of over 100 shortlisted buildings to win at the prestigious 2018 American Architecture Awards:

American Architecture Awards 2018


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Aurora Event Center New York Building

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