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Winners Announced in Ideas Competition to Reimagine New York State Pavilion in Queens

Winners Announced in Ideas Competition to Reimagine New York State Pavilion in Queens
Winners Announced in Ideas Competition to Reimagine New York State Pavilion in Queens, Courtesy of The National Trust for Historic Preservation and People for the Pavilion
Courtesy of The National Trust for Historic Preservation and People for the Pavilion

The National Trust for Historic Preservation and People for the Pavilion have announced the winners of the New York State Pavilion Ideas Competition in the Queens borough of New York.

Sponsored by Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, the competition called for creative ideas to reimagine Philip Johnson’s New York State Pavilion, a “forgotten star” of the 1964-65 World’s Fair.

Courtesy of The National Trust for Historic Preservation and People for the Pavilion
Courtesy of The National Trust for Historic Preservation and People for the Pavilion

The New York State Pavilion is more than half a century old, but Philip Johnson’s iconic structure in the center of Queens is still the ‘Tent of Tomorrow’ to those who know it,” notes architecture critic and competition judge, Paul Goldberger. The outpouring of ideas for its reuse not only shows how beloved this structure is, it gives me confidence that this great building can have a future that will be as meaningful as its past.

The winners of the New York State Pavilion Ideas Competition are:

First Prize: Hanging Meadows / Aidan Doyle and Sarah Wan

First Place. Image Courtesy of The National Trust for Historic Preservation and People for the Pavilion
First Place. Image Courtesy of The National Trust for Historic Preservation and People for the Pavilion

A repurposed Pavilion would serve as the base to a suspended natural environment with its design nodding towards the future. “Hanging Meadows” would feature plants from the Northeastern U.S. and provide visitors with a beautiful view of the city while standing amidst nature. A planetarium and classroom space would be found below the garden.

Second prize: Civic Hub / Javier Salinas, AIA

Second Place. Image Courtesy of The National Trust for Historic Preservation and People for the Pavilion
Second Place. Image Courtesy of The National Trust for Historic Preservation and People for the Pavilion

Focusing on the community’s priorities and input, this multi-purpose space would work in conjunction with public programming. Shuttles from local community and senior centers would be sure to include everyone on the various local events and festivals that would be hosted in the open event space. 


Third Prize: Pavilion for the Community / Rishi Kejrewal and Shaurya Sharma

Third Place. Image Courtesy of The National Trust for Historic Preservation and People for the Pavilion
Third Place. Image Courtesy of The National Trust for Historic Preservation and People for the Pavilion

This plan would transform the Pavilion into a cultural marketplace working towards harmony through human interaction and sustainability. Features such as a communal children’s play area and solar panels pave the way towards a brighter future for the coming generations. 


Queens Winner: Pavilion Park / Cesar Juarez and Alida Rose Delaney

Queens Winner. Image Courtesy of The National Trust for Historic Preservation and People for the Pavilion
Queens Winner. Image Courtesy of The National Trust for Historic Preservation and People for the Pavilion

Submitted by Queens residents, the “Pavilion Park” would seek to honor the historical significance of the space and convert the vacant Pavilion into a public park. With a focus on the integrity of the original structure, the flexible communal space would be centered around a stage with built-in stadium seating. 


Fan Favorite: Tent of the Future / Ramzi Houiji

Fan Favorite . Image Courtesy of The National Trust for Historic Preservation and People for the Pavilion
Fan Favorite . Image Courtesy of The National Trust for Historic Preservation and People for the Pavilion

The National Trust and People for the Pavilion will host a companion exhibition at the Queens Museum from August 5-28, where visitors can view the top entries submitted from around the world and learn more about the history of the iconic Pavilion.

News and project descriptions via The National Trust for Historic Preservation and People for the Pavilion.

Cite: Sabrina Santos. "Winners Announced in Ideas Competition to Reimagine New York State Pavilion in Queens" 08 Aug 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/792613/winners-announced-in-ideas-competition-to-reimagine-new-york-state-pavilion-in-queens/>
Courtesy of The National Trust for Historic Preservation and People for the Pavilion

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