Salvage Swings will utilize scrap cross-laminated timber panels salvaged from an ongoing construction project at the University of Arkansas to create a fun and inviting summer pavilion. The pavilion is constructed of 12 swing modules that frame the swinger and the swinger’s view. The modules, which are held together with an oversized finger joint, are identical in size but made unique through a playful patterning of painted hatches and windows. The material cut out of the panels to create the windows is reused to make the swing seats. At Roosevelt Island, the modules are arranged in a triangular form, enabling community swinging while creating a covered seating area with a generous central space for community events. The installation also serves as a playground for hide-and-seek games. The modular design allows for the swings to be easily separated following the summer and relocated as individual installations to parks and schools across New York City. Salvage Swings is accepting tax-deductible donations to support the fabrication, installation, and maintenance of the pavilion on Roosevelt Island for the 2019 summer season. 


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