Every year the PS1 Gallery at the Museum of Modern Art in New York invites young emerging architects to propose a temporary structure for their Warm-up Music festival. This year’s winner, Liquid Sky, designed by Ball-Nogues Studio (shown on the image above), continues the tradition of creating an eye-popping, innovative structure, perfectly suited to shade and shelter tired attendees to the PS1 music festival.
The runner-ups were no slouch in the innovation department either. The proposal by design firm Mos was an inflatable roof structure made from aluminum fabric, which would reflect the heat from the sun, while floating around the stage. Ruy Klein’s proposal was created out of knitting more than 15,000 feet of banana-plant fibers to create a rope roof to shade the courtyard. While IwamotoScott’s attempted to create a series of microclimates throughout the area by using different openings while at the same time spraying and pouring, water in certain areas. Finally, Mark Foster Gage’s design created a series of individual umbrellas which would be located around the courtyard. Once the festival was finished, the umbrellas could be reused a later stage.
For those of you interested in attending, the installation will be unveiled on the 21st of June. And for those who can’t Wired is running a gallery of the winning design as well as for the runner ups.