Madjid Montazeri + Ali Afsarmanesh (Iran) won first place at the Long Island Cinema Center Competition organized by suckerPUNCH. Their three turn concept is an architecturally eloquent investigation into what constitutes a cinematic experience.
3 frames are located toward the river facing Manhattan respectively, the first frame is of a great screen reflecting the faces of people entering the site with hologram live projectors, as Andy Warhol once said: “in the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.”
The second frame is a screen for the outdoor amphitheatre, with the seats located on the roofs of the lower indoor space.
The third frame is a void looking to the horizon line of Manhattan.
The circulation is formed in a three turn spiral. The theatres are located in the spiral. And the theatres are connected to each others in corners by large escalators which provide changing views to Manhattan and the surrounding. These three turns create three huge screens which lead to cohesive combination of indoor and outdoor spaces of Manhattan.