Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Here is a fabulous opportunity open to STUDENTS, ARCHITECTS, NON-ARCHITECTS, GROUPS & INDIVIDUALS!

Registration Deadline: February 8, 2010

Click here to get the full details about the competition.

FIGMENT, one of Governors Island’s key cultural partners, has joined forces with The Emerging New York Architects Committee (ENYA) of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) New York Chapter and the Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY) to sponsor a competition to design and construct an architectural pavilion for the 2010 summer season on Governors Island, the City of Dreams Pavilion.

Essential requirements of the proposal are as follows:

  • Create a gathering place for 50 or more people, providing shade and rain cover
  • Consider the full lifecycle of the materials used—where they come from and where they will go after the island closes for the 2010 season
  • Provide for the design and construction of the project, including sourcing all materials
  • All materials must be able to be transported on the Coursen Ferry (12’6” clearance)
  • The structure must be freestanding, and cannot penetrate the ground to a depth greater than 6”
  • The design must be approved by the Governors Island Preservation and Education Corporation (GIPEC), the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC), and the NYC Department of Buildings prior to construction
  • Include a budget that anticipates all costs of fabrication, transportation, installation, and de-installation

Optional considerations:

  • How will the pavilion support educating the public about arts programs on the island?
  • How will the pavilion support informal performances or lectures?
  • What other kinds of activities could take place in the pavilion?


  • Submissions open: January 1, 2010
  • Registration deadline: February 8, 2010
  • Deadline for entries: February 16, 2010
  • Notification of finalists, with comments: March 1, 2010
  • Finalist proposal revisions due: March 31, 2010
  • Selection of winner: April 15, 2010
  • Construction start: May 10, 2010
  • Construction completion: by June 5, 2010

Selection criteria that the jury will consider:

  • Proposal feasibility and buildability
  • Lifecycle considerations and overall environmental impact
  • Adherence to theme
  • Design impact
  • Innovative use of materials


No comments: