Immersive installation with hammocks and a waterfall has arrived at MoMA PS1

Posted On Wed, July 10, 2019 By

Posted On Wed, July 10, 2019 By In Art, Events, Long Island City

Photo: © Rafael Gamo courtesy of MoMA PS1.

Back in March, as 6sqft reported, MoMA PS1 revealed the winning design in the museum’s 20th annual Young Architects Program. This year’s winning architectural installation, “Hórama Rama” by Pedro & Juana, a Mexico City-based studio founded by Ana Paula Ruiz Galindo and Mecky Reuss, is an immersive “junglescape” with a cyclorama perched atop the museum courtyard’s concrete walls. The 40-foot-tall, 90-foot-wide structure now floats over this year’s Warm Up outdoor dance music series which kicked off on July 6.

Hórama Rama, Pedro & Juana, Young Architects Program, MoMA PS1Photo: © Kris Graves courtesy of MoMA PS1.

The installation, which will accompany the popular Long Island City outdoor music series during its run from June to September, includes hammocks and a functioning two-story waterfall. In addition to the water feature, the exterior structure features protruding wood “bristles” to create a sense of movement.

Hórama Rama, Pedro & Juana, Young Architects Program, MoMA PS1Photo: © Rafael Gamo courtesy of MoMA PS1.

Hórama Rama, Pedro & Juana, Young Architects Program, MoMA PS1Photo: © Kris Graves courtesy of MoMA PS1.

Hórama Rama, Pedro & Juana, Young Architects Program, MoMA PS1Photo: © Kris Graves courtesy of MoMA PS1.

“Hórama Rama” was selected from among five finalists, including Low Design Office, Oana Stănescu and Akane Moriyama, Matter Design, and TO. An exhibition of the five finalists’ proposals will be on view at MoMA PS1 throughout the summer. In its 20th year, the Young Architects Program challenges architects to design a sustainable outdoor installation that provides shade, seating, and water while remaining environmentally sensitive.

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Photos © Kris Graves and Rafael Gamo, courtesy of MoMA PS1

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