If you live in New York, you know that PS1 MoMA’s Saturday Warm-Up summer music courtyard parties is where you need to be all season long. Each year PS1 hosts not only a line up of exciting music, but also what has become a world-renowned annual courtyard installation which vistors are welcome to stand under, sit on and interact with. This year we are proud to announce that Interboro Partners has won the 2011 Young Architects Program for the installation, which will find the construction of their incredible eco-conscious design dubbed “Holding Pattern”.
This year’s installation has been made possible through a partnership between MoMA, MoMA PS1 and MAXXI in Rome. Each year the competition asks architects worldwide to create an installation to provide shade, sitting areas and water, but this year architects were required to address environmental issues, like recycling and sustainability.
“Holding Pattern” features a twisted canopy of rope that stretches from the main PS1 building to each side of the courtyard through one large and continuous structure. Under the canopy, Interboro has designed bench areas, mirrors, flood lights and ping-pong tables for Warm Up attendees to play with.
In considering environmental issues, Interboro planned for the future of their installation. They met with Long Island City organizations, such as a taxi cab company, senior and day care centers, high schools, settlement houses, the local YMCA, library, and a greenmarket to assign donations of the installation’s pieces to be used by the organizations after the summer series ends.
The Young Architect Program’s five other finalists’ for the MoMA PS1, as well as the YAP_MAXXI’s five finalists’ proposals will be exhibited at MoMA over the summer.