Every summer, the crowds flocking to Governors Island encounter a wacky pavilion, the winner of the City of Dreams Pavilion Competition. (This summer's is called "Head in the Clouds.") The pavilion is meant to be "a gathering place for people to meet, learn about the arts programs on the island, be able to enjoy a performance or lecture, and experience the interaction of art and the historic context of Governors Island." And it's time to design next year's! The annual pavilion competition is open, with a registration deadline of May 1 and a submission deadline of June 1. Non-architects are invited to participate, and for any lower-level architecture firm employees seeking glory, the individual winners, rather than their firms, get all the credit here.
The competition is seeking pavilion designs that would be "efficient and sustainable" and "consider the entire life cycle of building materials," including where they'll come from and how they could be reused after the pavilion is disassembled. The structure also has to provide cover for 50 people, accommodate performances, and cost about $15,000 or less. Good luck, entrants!
· Official site: City of Dreams Pavilion [Figment]
· These Wacky Pavilions Almost Made It to Governors Island [Curbed]
· Figment coverage [Curbed]