City of Dreams Pavilion 2020


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We host a competition to design and construct an architectural pavilion in Lighthouse Park on Roosevelt Island.

Category Project Competition / Open to Students / Competition Result
Type International, Project, Open, Two-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Pavilion
Country New York, United States
RegDeadline 15 September 2019 GoogleCal iCal
30 September 2019 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility All

The City of Dreams Pavilion will be a gathering place for people to meet, learn about the various 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.
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 climate action has encouraged the use of energy standards that lead to a future carbon neutral built environment.
The 2020 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 November 2019.

Not yet announced


Entry Fee
Student entries: $40
Individual entries: $90
Group entries: $140

Notification of finalists, with comments: around October 15, 2019
Finalist proposal revisions due: around November 15, 2019
Second jury meeting to select winner: Mid November 2019
Winner notified: by November 30, 2019
Public announcement of winner: around December 1, 2019
Fundraising campaign begins: around December 1, 2019
Fabrication and Construction Begins: around March 15, 2020
Installation Complete: June 6, 2020
Public Opening: Saturday, June 6, 2020
FIGMENT NYC 2019: June 6-7, 2020
De-Installation: August 29-30, 2020

Past winners

FIGMENT, 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)

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