CENTRAL PARK SUMMER PAVILION

Open 26 October, 2015
Early registration 26 October, 2015 – 11 December, 2015
Registration 12 December, 2015 – 22 January, 2016
Submission deadline 05 February, 2016
Jury Deliberations 06 February, 2016 – 28 February, 2016
Jury Decision 29 February, 2016
Community vote 10 March, 2016 – 09 April, 2016
Results Announced 29 February, 2016

Central Park is an urban public park located in the borough of Manhattan, in the city of New York, USA, designed by Fredrick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux after they won a competition in 1957. The dimensions of the rectangular park are approximately 4,000 x 800 meters.

With around 25 million visitors a year, Central Park is the most visited park in the United States and its numerous appearances in movies has made it one of the most famous urban parks in the world.

The park holds a total of 250,000 trees and around 300 species of animals. In summer the park holds different theatre performances, numerous open-air concerts, seminars, movie screenings, dances and children’s activities.

It must be highlighted that Central Park has been the backdrop for numerous movies and art exhibitions, such as that of Christo and Jeanne-Claude in 2005, titled The Gates, an ephemeral installation composed of 7,503 gates with free hanging saffron-coloured fabric panels seeming like a golden river appearing and disappearing through the bare branches of the trees.

The objective of this competition for students of architecture and young architects, Central Park Summer Pavilion (CPSP) New York, is to create a multi-usage area in the emblematic Central Park that can host different activities in summer.

With its privileged location, the objective of the CPSP is to become a cultural and leisure reference point for inhabitants and visitors of the city, a space that is integrated in the natural environment of the park and that is flexible enough to adapt to a wide variety of activities on a moderate scale. Independent theatre, small concerts, temporary exhibits, conferences, book presentations…They will all take place in the CPSP.

The CPSP is envisioned as a meeting point for different cultural and leisure circuits, with the goal of using the same space for a broad range of daytime and nocturnal activities in a sustainable fashion that respects its surroundings. The idea is for it to become an obligatory stop for visitors to Central Park.

The following prizes will be awarded to proposals that best meet the purpose of the competition:

1st Prize

3.750 euros + 1 year free subscription to Arquitectura Viva magazine + 1 year free subscription to WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell magazine + Pack of The AAAA Magazine issues + Publication in WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell + Publication in Plataforma Arquitectura + Publication in Arquitectura Viva + Publication in The AAAA Magazine + Publication in COSAS de ARQUITECTOS.

The winner or members of the winner team will take part of the Jury in the next architecture competition.

2nd Prize

1.500 euros + 1 year free subscription to Arquitectura Viva magazine + 1 year free subscription to WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell magazine + Pack of The AAAA Magazine issues + Publication in WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell + Publication in Plataforma Arquitectura + Publication in Arquitectura Viva + Publication in The AAAA Magazine + Publication in COSAS de ARQUITECTOS.

3rd Prize

625 euros + 1 year free subscription to Arquitectura Viva magazine + 1 year free subscription to WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell magazine + Pack of The AAAA Magazine issues + Publication in WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell + Publication in Plataforma Arquitectura + Publication in Arquitectura Viva + Publication in The AAAA Magazine + Publication in COSAS de ARQUITECTOS.

Arquideas Special Prize

The Arquideas Special Prize will be given, awarded with 500 euros, to the proposal with more votes from Arquideas Community users, among winners, honorable mentions and the finalist projects.

Honorable Mentions

Up to 5 Honorable Mentions will be given to the most interesting proposals in terms of architectural quality, and which have not received any of the first three prizes, and will be awarded with the following prize:

Last issue of The AAAA Magazine + Publication in Plataforma Arquitectura + Publication in WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell + Publication in The AAAA Magazine + Publication in Arquitectura Viva + Publication in COSAS de ARQUITECTOS.

The registration period falls between October 26, 2015 and January 22, 2016.

Early registration: (from October 26, 2015 to December 11, 2015)

50 € individual registration
75 € team registration (from 2 to 4 members)

Regular registration: (from December 12, 2015 to January 22, 2016)

75 € individual registration
100 € team registration (from 2 to 4 members)

Visit competition website for more details.

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