Il National Trust for Historic Preservation lancia un concorso internazionale di idee aperto a tutti per reinventare l'icona del 21° secolo disegnata da Philip Johnson per il World's Fair del 1964.
How do you reinvent an architectural icon for the 21st century? How can you inspire people to see potential in a structure that has been off limits for decades? And how do you activate a public space in a way that is sustainable for future generations?
A Philip Johnson-designed masterpiece, the New York State Pavilion was the shining star of the 1964-65 World's Fair, charming millions of visitors who flocked to Queens for the two-year celebration.
From its towering "Astro-View" observation decks to the open-air "Tent of Tomorrow," it was unlike anything anyone had ever seen. Fast forward to today. After decades of disuse and deterioration, this one-of-a-kind structure is poised for a dramatic comeback...but as what?
This competition is open to anyone over the age of 13 who loves the Pavilion and wants to see it reopened for future generations.
Submissions will be judged by a multidisciplinary jury of architects, design experts, elected officials, and Queens community leaders who will select our first place ($3,000), second place ($1,000), and third place ($500) winners. Additionally, the general public will select a fan favorite ($500) by voting on this website.