Gallery: BMW Guggenheim Lab to Transform Abandoned East Village Lot int...

A rat-infested lot in the East Village will soon be transformed into an open, airy plaza, complete with a moveable art space, cafe, and restrooms. The temporary installation, called BMW Guggenheim Lab, is being put on by the Guggenheim Museum and BMW to explore different issues facing contemporary cities and provide a public forum for sharing ideas and practical solutions. It will open on August 3 and occupy the lot until October 16, then the project will travel to Germany and Asia. Design by Ateleir Bow-Wow, a Tokyo-based architecture firm, the New York lab will be a transparent public space made with a lightweight, deconstructable mesh structure.

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  1. Neilfortune November 3, 2011 at 8:34 am

    I love the ideal, we are trying similar project there in Amsterdam.

  2. botanicalbbs May 11, 2011 at 9:24 am

    Recycled spaces, reusing places, and Public Art. LOVE IT!

  3. jkagermeier May 10, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    Great pieces of work! I look forward to YOUR future.