The Parachute Pavilion is planned to be an all-season generator of activity, drawing the public onto the boardwalk, the beach and Surf Avenue, and to a new recreational destination. Throughout history, pavilions have acted as catalysts for animating parks, waterfronts and urban districts by accommodating a myriad of recreational and commercial activities as well as being paradigms of innovative design. This competition will invite designers to stretch the limits of what a pavilion can be, both formally and programmatically, connecting it to both the history and future of Coney Island.
The New York Prize
In celebration of a century of supporting designers’ talent and vision, and to underscore the critical importance of design in improving the city’s public realm, The Parachute Pavilion: an Open Design Competition for Coney Island is the occasion for the inaugural New York Prize, which will be awarded to the first-place winner of the Competition.
This is an open competition and the sponsors wish to encourage designers in architecture and related fields (individuals, teams, and firms) to enter. Exceptions are noted in the Rules section.
December 2004 Competition brief available
Wednesday, December 1, 2004 Early registration ends
Friday, February 25, 2005 Registration ends
Friday, March 4, 2005 Questions deadline
Friday, March 18, 2005 Answers posted
Monday, April 18, 2005 Submissions due
May 2005 Submissions exhibited to the public and results announced
Carol Hill Albert, Co-owner of Astroland Park, Coney Island
Paola Antonelli, Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Jon Benguiat, Director of Planning & Development, Brooklyn Borough President’s Office
J. Max Bond, Jr., FAIA, Architect and Partner, Davis Brody Bond LLP
Michael A. Manfredi, Weiss/Manfredi Architects
Sheryl Robertson, Coney Island resident and local community organizer
David Rockwell, Architect, Founder & CEO, Rockwell Group
Jennifer Siegal, Principal and founder of Office of Mobile Design
Joshua Sirefman, President & Chairperson, CIDC, and Director, Mayor's Office of Economic Development and Rebuilding
Julius Spiegel, Brooklyn Borough Commissioner - New York City Department of Parks and Recreation
Marc Tsurumaki, Architect and Principal, Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis (LTL), New York
1st: $20,000*; 2nd: $5,000; and 3rd: $3,000