Location: Roosevelt Island, NY
Program: architectural pavilion
Client: FIGMENT, ENYA, AIANY & SEAoNY
International Competition / Research
Team: Ji-Hwan Park, Blake Pettus & Philip Giang
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. The 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 City of Dreams Pavilion asks to consider how they will construct this temporary structure in the most efficient and sustainable way possible. The design should consider the entire life cycle of building materials and the materials used and the installation process should have as little impact as possible on the environment.