Pavilion 2019

New York, NY, January 10, 2019 – FIGMENT, 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) are excited to announce five finalists for the 2019 City of Dreams Pavilion Design Competition:

Brood FM by Hadin Charbel, Patrick Donbeck, and Déborah López
Compo by Daisy Ames and Julie Perrone of Studio Ames, and Heidi Kujawa and Michael Kujawa of ByFusion
Ghost Trap by Suemin Jeon
Pollutes of Dreams by Oscar Ulises Ramirez Hernandez
Salvage Swings by Somewhere Studio (Jessica Colangelo and Charles Sharpless)

Brood FM by Brood FM by Hadin Charbel, Patrick Donbeck, and Déborah López
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Brood FM proposes an environment to attract and broadcast the signals of human and non-human actors throughout the city via the creation of contextual micro-environments on Roosevelt Island. Through a combination of standardized construction scaffolding and mesh, modular building logic, native plants and animals, and recording and transmitting devices, these environments will enchant the native species by modulating surfaces and patterns, creating a variety of conditions with interspecies resonance. A brood speaks to an arrival of life, a rhythmic materialization produced by a collective presence. Brood FM anticipates the emergence of the island’s urban ecology, acting as an ambient antenna for the city.

Compo by Daisy Ames and Julie Perrone of Studio Ames, and Heidi Kujawa and Michael Kujawa of ByFusion
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Compo is a series of walls of various heights that are arranged and layered to create playful interstitial paths as well as framed views of the city. The walls are constructed of an advanced, new, and sanitary building block called the ByBlock, made of recycled plastic. Compo’s design celebrates the material of the blocks to bring awareness to the plastics that we use and discard on a daily basis. Through this project, Studio Ames hopes to inspire a more thoughtful environment in which we think about materials and closed loop lifecycles.

Ghost Trap by Suemin Jeon
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"Ghost fishing" is the phenomenon where neglected fishing gear indiscriminately traps and kills marine life. This is happening just a few hours from New York City. Long Island Sound’s once-thriving lobster industry has been facing a rapid decline since the late 1990s due to the area’s shrinking lobster population. The cause of the die off is unknown, though a few blame climate change. As a result of the industry’s decline, the bottom of the Long Island Sound has accumulated tons of derelict metal lobster traps, polluting and trapping what remains of its lobster population. Unused traps are also headed to landfills. The pavilion, made entirely out of discarded lobster traps, makes the problem of ghost fishing visible to the public, while inviting them to question what has happened to the Long Island Sound’s lobster population. After deinstallation, traps will be repurposed as outdoor furniture.

Pollutes of Dreams by Oscar Ulises Ramirez Hernandez
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The design of the large floating prisms of Pollutes of Dreams references the skyscrapers of NYC, defying gravity by appearing suspended in the air. Visitors are encouraged to inhabit the four pyramid structures, each of which offers a completely different spatial experience. Through the interaction of sounds, smells, light and shadow, temperature, textures, and materials, visitors perceive each space in a new way, imagining that they are floating in the universe among clouds of galaxies. This pavilion will be used as a community hub, built with materials that look like garbage. 


Salvage Swings by Somewhere Studio (Jessica Colangelo and Charles Sharpless)
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Salvage Swings utilizes scrap cross-laminated timber panels from an ongoing construction site to create a fun and inviting summer pavilion. The pavilion is constructed of 12 simple modules that frame a swing and the swinger’s view. The modules are organized in a triangular form, allowing for activities beyond swinging. The module frames provide covered seating areas, the space within them becomes a central gathering space for community events, and the entire pavilion can become a playground for hide-and-seek games. Following the summer events, individual modules from the pavilion can be redistributed as individual swings to parks across the city.

The five finalists have responded to jury comments and have refined their designs in response. The jury will reconvene to review the revised designs and select a winner by the end of January. The winning team will then construct its design on Roosevelt Island for the summer 2019 season, to open at the FIGMENT NYC event on June 1-2, 2019.

2019 Confirmed Competition Jurors:

Hayley Eber, Studio Eber

Joann Gonchar, FAIA, LEED AP, Senior Editor, Architectural Record

Amy Mielke, Project Architect, Ennead

Pascale Sablan, AIA, NOMA, LEED AP, S9 Architecture

Our competition mentor, who will support each of the finalists and winner, is Lisa Ramsburg, Designer at Schlaich Bergermann Partner.

High-resolution images of the finalists are available here:

Brood FM

Compo

Ghost Trap

Pollutes of Dreams

Salvage Swings

Donations to support the pavilion and other FIGMENT projects can be made at: https://figmentnyc.nationbuilder.com/donate.

FIGMENT has teamed 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 a competition to design and construct an architectural pavilion in Lighthouse Park on Roosevelt Island, the City of Dreams Pavilion. The 2019 pavilion will be our ninth City of Dreams Pavilion, and our first on Roosevelt Island.

The City of Dreams Pavilion will be a gathering place for people to meet, learn about the arts programs on Roosevelt Island, enjoy a performance or lecture, and enjoy this temporary structure. Our theme for the pavilion, the City of Dreams, points toward the future. If we imagine a future New York City where anything is possible, what would it look like? In our 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 and unequally distributed. 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 is within the architecture and design community, where the movement toward sustainable design has only scratched the surface of what is possible and necessary.

The 2019 City of Dreams 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 January 2019.


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