MoMA and P.S.1 Award Their Mini-Park Prize


We always dig the MoMA and P.S.1 Young Architects award. Maybe it’s because enjoy seeing young people make good (instead of stealing our mail and their penchant for loitering). Or maybe it’s just because we like scenic courtyards, like the kind the winning team gets $70,000 to build. Whatever the case, we were reminded of our warm feelings toward the prize as it was recently awarded. This time around it went to WORK Architecture Company, based in NY. With it, they’re going to build “Public Farm One.” Here’s some additional photos and here are the specific details about the project:

PF1 (Public Farm One) is an urban farm concept that evokes the look of a flying carpet landing in the P.S.1 courtyard. Constructed from large cardboard tubes, its top surface will be a working farm, blooming with a variety of vegetables and plants. The structure will create a textured, colorful, and constantly changing surface in contrast with P.S.1’s angular concrete and gravel courtyard. PF1 will work as an interactive bridge between outside and inside, creating multiple zones of activity including swings, fans, sound effects, innovative seating areas, and a refreshing pool at its center. The installation will be a living structure made from inexpensive and sustainable materials recyclable after its use at P.S.1.