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Cast & Place: City of Dreams Pavilion

The department is pleased to announce that two of CEE’s graduate alumni along with members of their team won the 2017 FIGMENT “City of Dreams” pavilion competition on Governors Island, New York City.  The winning design team will construct an architectural pavilion out of recycled aluminum cast into cracked clay on Governors Island.  The pavilion will be opened to the public for the 2017 summer season.

The CEE graduate alumni are Edward M. Segal, Ph.D. ’15, MSE ’08 whose advisor was Professor Sigrid Adriaenssens and Powell Draper, Ph.D. ‘08 whose advisor was Professor Maria Garlock.

Every year FIGMENT, a not-for-profit arts organization, the AIANY Emerging New York Architects Committee, and the Structural Engineers Association of New York hold the City of Dreams competition to find a team to design and build a pavilion on Governors Island in New York City.  The competition asks teams to consider:  What is the future of New York City?  How can design be used to confront environmental challenges?  Can architecture be built out of recycled or borrowed materials? 

The team proposed a pavilion made entirely from waste using locally excavated dredge and fill, recycled aluminum cans, and reclaimed wood.  Cast & Place re-imagines waste as a transformative resource for our New York City future.  The pavilion will be the hub of FIGMENT's free community arts festival on Governors Island during Summer 2017.

Cast & Place Pavilion (Courtesy of schlaich bergermann partner/PrePost/Edward M. Segal/Max Dowd)

Cast & Place Pavilion (Courtesy of schlaich bergermann partner/PrePost/Edward M. Segal/Max Dowd)

To read more about the project and the process, please click on:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/168496702/cast-and-place-city-of-dreams-pavilion or http://newyork.figmentproject.org/2017pavilion

Congratulations to Ted and Powell on the win!