FIGMENT is teaming up once more with the Emerging New York Architects Committee (ENYA) of the American Institute of Architects NY Chapter (AIANY) and the Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY) to host this annual competition. The challenge: design and construct a temporary pavilion on Governors Island that meets the criteria outlined here. Our theme for the pavilion, the City of Dreams, points toward the future. If we imagine a future New York City where anything is possible, what would it look like? In our wildest and most optimistic dreams, what is the future of the city?
These eye-catching structures are always a highlight of the FIGMENT NYC season, to great acclaim from both visitors and (international) media, winning a number of architectural awards. Entrants have until September 20th to register, and until September 30th to submit their proposals.
We ask entrants to consider how to construct a temporary structure efficiently and sustainably—to create a pavilion that has net zero impact and serves as a prototype for a new, truly sustainable approach to design and construction. Entries are encouraged from individuals or teams of architects or non-architects of any age or experience level, provided they are prepared to carry out the project.
The 2015 winning designs are currently installed on Governors Island. Learn more about Billion Oyster Pavilion by BanG Studio, and Organic Growth by Izaskun Chinchilla Architects of Madrid and London here.
We look forward to your proposal!