To kick off Halloween weekend, watch NYC architects face off in a pumpkin-carving contest
Bjarke Ingels Group’s pumpkin tower from 2017; photo by Daniel Cole for Center for Architecture
Don’t expect to see typical Jack-o’-lanterns at the Center for Architecture’s pumpkin-carving event this Halloween. On Oct. 26, 20 New York City-based architecture firms will face off at Pumpkitecture!, the center’s third annual competition, which tests the ability of architects to create amazing designs across any medium (ie: a round, orange gourd). Attendees can watch the architects live-carve inventive structures and vote for the People’s Pumpkin.
MVVA’s bubbling cider brook; photo by Daniel Cole for Center for Architecture
The carving lasts just 75 minutes and contestants will then have to defend their designs to the jurors. After a deliberation, the jurors will pick a winner of the Pritzerpumpkin. Festive-food and beverages are included.
Firms participating in this year’s carving contest include:
- Architecture Research Office (ARO)
- Center for Architecture
- Davis Brody Bond
- Ennead Architects
- Practice for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU)
- Rafael Viñoly Architects
- ROGERS PARTNERS Architects+Urban Designers
- TEN Arquitectos
- WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/Landscape Urbanism