Calling all architects, creatives and designers! It’s time to put your thinking caps on for the City of Dreams 2016 Pavilion Design Competition. This year, FIGMENT has teamed up with the AIANY Emerging New York Architects Committee and the Structural Engineers Association of New York to host the annual competition to design the summer season pavilion on Governors Island. The 2015 committee chose two pavilions made of recycled materials as winners–Organic Growth and the Billion Oyster Pavilion–but now they’re looking for innovative, eye-catching and sustainable ideas for 2016.
Last year, I had the honor of being on the 2015 City of Dreams Pavilion Competition jury. After some tough deliberation, we decided to double the fun of the summer season on Governors Island with two pavilions, which were both built after approved permits and funding were met.
This year, the committee includes representatives from the art and design world: Megan Chusid from the Guggenheim, Lizzie Hodges who manages artists Guy Nordenson and Ben Jones, Philip Nobel from SHoP Architects, Anne Rieselbach from The Architectural League of New York, Weston Walker from Studio Gang Architects and Ekaterina Zavyalova from CDR Studio. The principles of the pavilion remain the same as last year–the team is looking for a pavilion for 50 people or more that can host events, incite conversation about sustainability, and that has a clear life cycle plan for materials after the season is over.
So what are you waiting for? Take a chance to have your dream pavilion realized for thousands of New Yorkers and visitors to Governors Island in the 2016 season! Start by registering here.