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 performative 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.
the field house will exist as a storage facility, meeting place, and social center connected to the new playing fields at fort tilden. the site offers remote, clean land ideal for recreation while still being within new york city’s orbit. the fields and field house should be conceived as existing for little league play, use by local high schools, as well as adult club sports. the field house will contain facilities related to sports such as locker rooms, training rooms, as well as social areas including a lounge, cafe, and observation deck. the cafe and lounge will be used for causal socializing following games as well as more formal events such as sports banquets and be available for events such as weddings or private parties. the fields will allow for the playing of football, soccer, baseball, softball, and track and field as well as access to the nearby trails for runners and cross country events. the field house will also contain year round basketball courts, tennis courts, and a pool.
Register by: 04-16-2010 / Submit by: 04-19-2010