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The Parachute Pavilion: an Open Design Competition for Coney Island will encourage talented designers worldwide to generate innovative proposals for a project that contributes to a 21st-Century vision for Coney Island. In concert with the Coney Island Development Corporation’s (CIDC) planning initiatives, Van Alen Institute (VAI) will direct a competition for a project ambitious in program and design on a significant site in Coney Island’s amusement district, and in the shadow of the famed Parachute Jump, an iconic reminder of Coney Island history that is now a designated landmark. The design will play a key role in the ongoing revival of Coney Island, with implications for urban recreation in New York City waterfront communities and beyond.
The Parachute Pavilion is planned to be an all-season activity generator, 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 design excellence. 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.