The Pavilion is a gathering place, a site for people to learn about the arts programs on the island, enjoy performances and lectures in the shade, and interact with the historic context of Governors Island.
FIGMENT teams 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.
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.
These eye-catching structures are always highlights of the FIGMENT NYC season, and the 2016 contest winner will be our 6th Pavilion!
Do these beauties look familiar?
(c) 2015 Anthony Collins Billion Oyster Pavilion by BanG Studio(c) 2015 Melanie Rieders/Gothamist Organic Growth by Izaskun Chinchilla Architects
They're the 2015 winners, currently installed on Governors Island through the summer.