The Museum of Modern Art and P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center announced the winner of the 2010 MoMA/P.S.1 Young Architects Program: the architectural firm Solid Objectives - Idenburg Liu.
Celebrating its eleventh year, the program continues its commitment to offering emerging architectural talent the opportunity to design and present innovative projects.
After a successful first decade, the Young Architects Program will now focus on designs which address sustainability, recycling, and reuse.
The five finalists selected by an invited nomination panel were asked to present designs for temporary urban landscapes that incorporate elements of shade, water, seating, and bar areas for the expansive courtyard entrance of P.S.1, within the allotted project budget of $85,000.
SO - IL's winning landscape, Pole Dance, will be on view in P.S.1's outdoor courtyard starting in June, creating an interactive environment for the 2010 Warm Up summer music series.
Conceived as a participatory environment that reframes the conceptual relationship between humankind and structure, Pole Dance is an interconnected system of poles and bungees whose equilibrium is open to human action and environmental factors.
Throughout the courtyard, groups of 25-foot-tall poles on 12 x 12-foot grids connected by bungee cords whose elasticity will cause the poles to gently sway, creating a steady ripple throughout the courtyard space.
Solid Objectives - Idenburg Liu: Winner of 2010 MoMA/P.S.1 Young Architects Program
| by Levent Ozler
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