Submission: February 06, 2016
Registration: January 22, 2016
Language: English, Spanish
Location: New York, USA
Prizes: 1st Prize: 3,750€, 2nd Prize: 1,500€, 3rd Prize: 620€
Type: Architecture Students & Young Architects
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 variety of uses for the CPSP is broad. They must be focused on activities that allow people to interact with each other and to have a dialogue with the park itself.
The project can be developed freely anywhere in the park, it is up to the participants to find a balance between the proposed usages and the fragile environment where it will be located.
Each proposal can define the uses, dimensions and carrying capacities considered appropriate for the estimated number of visitors to the CPSP and the idea of the project.
The following are some suggested uses:
- – Restaurants/Cafes
- – Relaxation area
- – Area for theatre performances/Stage
- – Area for exhibits
- – Screening (movies) area
- – Fashion runway
– Multi-use halls
The possible uses can be modified or omitted in accordance to the plans of each participant.
This competition is open to international undergraduate and graduate students and recent graduate of architecture or related degrees, individually or in teams made up of a maximum of four (4) members.
Recent graduate means that person graduated within the two (2) years before the competition launching, this is, all graduated in 2013 or later. Teams will pay a single registration fee, regardless of the number of team members. Each participant can only present one proposal, whether as an individual or part of a team.
This competition is closed to any person who participated in the elaboration of the competition or who has dependent personal or professional ties to the organization.
Each participating team will submit a single panel a Din-A1 format in vertical disposition, where the ideas of the project take shape.
Each panel must have in the upper right corner the proposal identification code generated during the registration process. Any proposal that does not have a visible ID code under the described conditions described shall be exempted from the selection process and annulled. (Example: CPSP 0000)
The documentation included on the panel is free and always focused on the better understanding of the proposal by the Jury. It is recommended to present the following documentation given below as a minimum documentation for the understanding of the project:
- – Representative plans and elevations
- – Characteristic section
- – Perspectives or digital images
- – Small explanatory reportAll texts on the proposal must be in English or Spanish.
All the information sent out of the single Din- A1 panel will not be evaluated by the Jury.
Two (2) files of the proposal must be submitted:
– A *.PDF file in a vertical Din-A1 format (594×841 mm) with a maximum recommended size of about 8 Mb.
– A *.JPG version of the proposal to be viewed in the website with a maximum size of about 1,500px wide.
The deadlines are untill 24:00hrs. (GMT+0:00 – London time). As it is an international competition, it is necessary to consider the time zone from which you participate.
The proposals should be uploaded through the webpage www.arquideas.net before the deadline of the competition shown on these Terms & Conditions.
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)
The following prizes will be awarded to proposals that best meet the purpose of the competition:
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.
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.
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.
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.