Gallery: Interboro Partners’ ‘Holding Pattern’ Installation at MoMA PS1...

Back in February, we reported that the Brooklyn-based architecture firm Interboro Partners' "Holding Pattern" design won MoMA PS1's Young Architects Program. Interboro Partners talked to community groups to create an eco-conscious design that fulfilled the needs of PS1's Summer Saturday Warm-Up Series while also making sure the parts could be used in the community after the installation is dismantled. Just last week, the architects starting building the swooping twisted canopy, which will welcome visitors starting on Sunday, June 19.

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 spaces for seating 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. Not only does this mean no waste is created, but it strengthens PS1′s ties to the community.

For the first time, the installation will leave the entire courtyard unobstructed, allowing for the entire space to be open and used by the audience. Interboro’s design will float above the visitors, providing shade while still bringing the space together. The first Warm Up concert is Saturday, July 2, but Holding Pattern will be installed in less than two weeks. It is set to be unveiled on Sunday, June 19.

+ Interboro Partners + MoMA PS1: Warm Up

Via ArchDaily

Images © Interboro Partners

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