Competition :: City of Dreams Pavilion


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Registration Deadline: May 1, 2013
Submission Deadline: June 1, 2013
Group Entry Fee: $80
Student Entry Fee: $20

The City of Dreams Pavilion will 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. The theme for the pavilion, the City of Dreams, points toward the future. Imagine a future New York City where anything is possible, what would it look like? In your wildest and most optimistic dreams, what is the future of the city?

The current state of the world is such that both economic and natural resources are limited in ways we have never experienced in our lifetimes. A new way of thinking is necessary to solve the problems that the world faces. Inevitably, the result will be a change in the basic practices that have driven the world to its current state. One place to start to activate and energize these changes in within the architecture and design community, where the movement toward sustainable design has only scratched the surface of what is possible and necessary.

The City of Dreams 2013-2014 Pavilion Design Competition will be a two-stage process, in which a jury of leading architects and other industry professionals will review initial submissions and select a number of finalists. These finalists will receive comments and will have the opportunity to revise their proposals. The jury will meet again and select the competition winner in September 2013.

For more information, visit  figmentproject.org.