It seems like Interboro Partners‘ Holding Pattern installation at MoMA PS1 just came down yesterday, but the museum is already looking for next year’s talented design team. PS1 has just announced the finalists for the 2012 Young Architects Program, which tasks emerging architecture and design firms to create a temporary installation in the PS1 courtyard, where the Summer Warm-Up music series takes place. Interboro’s winning design incorporated the surrounding community’s needs, and every item was donated to local organizations when the installation was dismantled. We can’t wait to see what the five finalists have in mind for 2012! Hit the jump to find out who is in the running.
We were thrilled that the Brooklyn-based Interboro Partners won last year, and we’re happy to see that another local firm made the final cut this year – Hollwich Kushner (HWKN), who designed the Uniqulo cubes and skating rink at the High Line, is the only NYC-based studio on the docket (we’re cheering for you, HWKN!). Also on the list are the Paris-based AEDS Ammar Eloueini Digit-all Studio, which has a small-scale residential focus; IK Studio, a four-year-old studio out of Cambridge, MA; UrbanLab, an architecture and urban design firm that has worked primarily in Chicago; and Cameron Wu, an assistant professor at Harvard GSD who has worked with James Carpenter and Preston Scott Cohen.
The Young Architects Program has become a launching pad for younger firms, with previous winners — like SHoP Architects, SO-IL, and WorkAC — going on to work on major projects and expanding their studios. The 2012 winner will be announced in February, and we certainly hope that another local NYC firm takes the prize!
images of Interboro Partners’ Holding Pattern installation by Yuka Yoneda for Inhabitat