The New York State Pavilion Idea Competition

This competition is an “anything goes” approach to radically re-imagine one of New York City’s most iconic buildings and a defining landmark of Queens.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Onymous
Genre Pavilion
Country New York, United States
RegDeadline 1 July 2016 GoogleCal iCal
1 July 2016 (via Online)
Eligibility Anyone over the age of 13 who loves the Pavilion and wants to see it reopened for future generations

A Philip Johnson-designed masterpiece, the New York State Pavilion was the shining star of the 1964-65 World’s Fair, charming millions of visitors who flocked to Queens for the two-year celebration.
From its towering “Astro-View” observation decks to the open-air “Tent of Tomorrow,” it was unlike anything anyone had ever seen.
Fast forward to today. After decades of disuse and deterioration, this one-of-a-kind structure is poised for a dramatic comeback…but as what?
Presented by the National Trust and People for the Pavilion, and sponsored by Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, the New York State Pavilion Ideas Competition is an “anything goes” approach to radically re-imagine one of New York City’s most iconic buildings and a defining landmark of Queens.
Through this ideas competition, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, People for the Pavilion, and Queens Borough President Melinda Katz hope to raise awareness worldwide of the New York State Pavilion and its future. Together, we will spark a conversation about the value of historic preservation and this irreplaceable structure by engaging the residents of Queens in re-imagining one of its most significant assets.

Deborah Berke, FAIA, LEED AP, the founding partner of Deborah Berke Partners
Gonzalo Casals, the Vice President of Programs and Community Engagement for Friends of the High Line
Rick Chandler, a licensed professional engineer
Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, New York City Council Member
Beatriz Gil, co-founder of Hibridos Collective
Paul Goldberger, a Contributing Editor at Vanity Fair
Ellen Kodadek, the Executive and Artistic Director of Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts at historic Flushing Town Hall in Queens, NY
Anna Dioguardi Moyano, Director of Organizing and Community Development for the Queens Community House
Anthony Ng, nonprofit, community-based organizations
Laura Raicovich, the President and Executive Director of the Queens Museum
Taryn Sacramone, Managing Director of Queens Theatre
Liz Waytkus, the Executive Director of Docomomo US

First place: $3,000
Second place: $1,000
Third place: $500
A fan favorite by voting on website: $500

Entry Fee

One 11x17 landscape page uploaded as a PDF at 300 DPI
A short submission title of no more than 75 characters and a submission description of no more than 300 characters

English, Spanish or Chinese

Online Announcement of Fan Favorite Winner: 7/18
Online Announcement of First, Second, and Third Place Winners: 8/3
Queens Museum Exhibit: 8/6 – 8/28

The National Trust and People for the Pavilion

Official Website