Thursday, March 13, 2008

Urban Farm- Garden Canopy

MoMA PS1 in Queens, NYC, has a Young Architects competition every year that invites architects to propose a temporary structure for the Museum’s courtyard to serve as background/ ambiance for its popular summer music program, Warm-Up.

This year’s winner, differs from previous urban beach themes. Architects Dan Wood and Amale Andraos, the husband and wife team that head the New York-based WORK ac, proposed a novel scheme of a farmer’s market. The structure will be constructed of cardboard tubes containing a variety of vegetables and plants. The colorful "terrestrial" structure is a complimenting contrast with P.S. 1’s angular concrete and gravel courtyard.

The program has a farmer's market, swings, kids "grotto" and even a solar powered cellphone charging station.

The project, to cost US$70,000, is to be built this summer.

(click on images to enlarge)

More on PS1 Young architects Program

No comments: