Escobedo Soliz Studio

Architecture, Art, Long Island City, Urban Design

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MoMA has announced that the Mexico City-based architecture firm Escobedo Solíz Studio was selected as the winner of the 2016 Young Architects Program (YAP). Chosen from five finalists, the winning project,”Weaving the Courtyard,” will create a “temporary urban landscape” for the 2016 Warm Up summer music series in MoMA PS1’s outdoor courtyard in Long Island City, beginning in early June.

The site-specific architectural intervention will use the courtyard’s concrete walls to generate both sky and landscape, with embankments in which platforms of soil and water suggest the appearance of a unique topography. The architects describe their project as “neither an object nor a sculpture standing in the courtyard, but a series of simple, powerful actions that generate new and different atmospheres.”

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