Feb. 5, 2016 By Jackie Strawbridge
Visitors to MoMA PS1 this summer will be able to cool off at a reflective wading pool or under a brightly colored “cloud” of rope.
MoMA PS1, located at 22-25 Jackson Ave., announced Escobedo Soliz Studio as the winner of its annual Young Architects Program. Each year, the YAP winner has the opportunity to create a temporary outdoor installation in the PS1 courtyard.
Escobedo Soliz Studio’s winning project, “Weaving the Courtyard,” will open in early June. According to PS1, “the architects will weave a textured canopy suspended over the courtyard, or a ‘cloud’ made of contrasting yet colorful ropes.” This “cloud” will vary in density and will provide shade to visitors below.
The architects will also construct a reflective wading pool at the back of the courtyard, “allowing visitors to cool off in fresh water,” according to PS1.
Klaus Biesenbach, MoMA PS1 Director and MoMA Chief Curator at Large, called the design “an urban beach of sand, water and vibrant colors.”
“Weaving the Courtyard” will provide the backdrop to MoMA PS1’s annual “Warm Up” summer music series focused on experimental live music, sound and DJs.
Through Oct. 15, New York City residents receive free entrance to MoMA PS1 with proof of residence.