suckerPUNCH challenges entrants to use progressive, speculative strategies and design for the fort tilden field house and its surrounding sports fields and courts. This ideas competition serves to investigate architectural problems such as form, engagement with landscape, materiality, structure and aperture while also investigating ambitions of architectural atmosphere, styling, effects, and mood. new conceptions of digital processes and fabrications are called for to successfully create a sophisticated strategy that integrates architecture and landscape while also investigating per-formative opportunities whether in the building’s systems and their materiality or in the way the building curates mood and organizes leisure. the program calls for a creative architectural solution of versatility and adaptability in order to enable various programmatic uses depending on both the time of day and the time of year. through an experimental assemblage and
design of the playing fields and their adjacent seating, unique opportunities can emerge for both the stands relationship to the surrounding site and the spectator’s relationship to the playing field. the field house and its environs function primarily as event space whether for sport or leisure and the ambition for its styling, atmosphere and intended effects should be curated in coordination with the architecture.
abigail COOVER (hume coover studio, suckerPUNCH)
nathan HUME (hume coover studio, suckerPUNCH)
jose GONZALEZ (SOFTlab)
mike SZIVOS (SOFTlab)
richard GARBER (GRO architects)
david NAM (gehry partners)
ted NGAI (atelier nGai, CASE)
$2500 in prizes will be awarded and the winning designs will be published on suckerPUNCH.