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Call for Proposals: City of Dreams Pavilion

USA: Call for Proposals: City of Dreams Pavilion
Registration registration deadline extended to April 15th 2012; Submission Deadline: May 1st, 2012
FIGMENT, one of Governors Island’s key cultural partners, has teamed with the Emerging New York Architects Committee (ENYA) of the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter (AIANY) and the Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY) to sponsor a competition to design and construct an architectural pavilion for the 2013 summer season on the island, called the City of Dreams Pavilion. The 2012-2013 pavilion will be the third City of Dreams Pavilion Design Competition. The Living Pavilion, designed by Ann Ha, Assoc. AIA, and Behrang Behin, Assoc. AIA, was built in 2010; and Burble Bup, designed by Bittertang, was constructed in 2011. The City of Dreams Pavilion will be a gathering place for people to meet, learn about the arts programs on the island, enjoy a planned or impromptu performance or lecture, and experience the interaction of art and the historic context of Governors Island. The theme for the pavilion, the City of Dreams, points toward the future, of both the island and of design. Instead of a typical design competition, the City of Dreams Pavilion asks entrants to consider how they will construct this temporary structure in the most efficient and sustainable way possible. Entrants will consider the full lifecycle of building materials, from preconstruction through disassembly. Ultimately, the goal is to create a pavilion with net zero impact that serves as a prototype for a new, truly sustainable, way of thinking about design and construction.

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