MoMA and MoMA PS1 Choose Winner of Summer 2011 Courtyard Design
Summer Lovin': MoMA PS1 Announces The Winning Outdoor Courtyard Design
Since its creation in 2000, the Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 (22-25 Jackson Ave., 718-784-2084) hold a series of competitions annually through its Young Architects Program where architects are encouraged to submit designs for its outdoor courtyard facility. The thought behind this was to give emerging artists the chance to create a Summer refuge for visitors from the hot urban environment. Previous winners have transformed the huge courtyard into everything from a multi-wading pool to a netted, beach ball-filled arena. This year, we can all look forward to the "Holding Pattern," the winning submission from firm Interboro Partners. Once the construction is finished, we'll be able to visit a courtyard shaded by ropes suspended from wall to wall. Architects from Interboro also wanted to incorporate elements of the existing Queens neighborhood into its final design so they asked residents what they'd most like to see in the courtyard this Summer. What made the final cut? Benches, mirrors, plastic chairs, ping-pong tables, and flood lights. So, expect a flurry of odds-and-end objects to tinker with in just a few months. I can't wait to venture outside of Manhattan for a little fun in the sun at PS1!
Source: Interboro Partners