In Progress: Interboro Partners’ “Holding Pattern” P.S.1 Installation Underway

Courtesy of Interboro Partners

The community based winning design for the 2011 Young Architects Program at the P.S.1, “Holding Pattern” by Interboro Partners, shared photographs of the installations canopy raising which took place last Thursday at .  The New York firm, formed by Tobias Armborst, Daniel D’Oca, and Georgeen Theodore, were able to creatively accomplish the design within the Young Architects Program’s budget and program requirements, stretching the funds to essentially serve two purposes; as the materials will be recycled, donating the objects such as ping pong tables, benches, and flood lights, to the community at the end of the installation.  ”Holding Pattern” will welcome visitors beginning June 19th.

Courtesy of Interboro Partners

Interboro The designers met with local businesses and organizations including a taxi cab company, senior and day care centers, high schools, settlement houses, the local YMCA, library, and a greenmarket to determine what components of their installation could be used by those organizations following the Warm Up summer music series. Incorporating objects that can subsequently be used by these organizations is a means of strengthening MoMA PS1′s ties to the local Long Island City community.

Courtesy of Interboro Partners

Interboro Partners’ Holding Pattern brings an eclectic collection of objects including benches, mirrors, ping-pong tables, and floodlights, all disposed under a very elegant and taut canopy of rope strung from MoMA PS1′s wall to the parapet across the courtyard. Creating an unobstructed space, the design incorporates for the first time the entire space of MoMA PS1′s courtyard under a single grand structure, while creating an environment focusing on the audience as much as the Warm Up performance. A key component of the theme is recycling; objects in the space will be donated to the community at the conclusion of the summer.

Courtesy of Interboro Partners
Cite: Minner, Kelly. "In Progress: Interboro Partners’ “Holding Pattern” P.S.1 Installation Underway" 09 Jun 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 25 May 2015. <>
  • nomad

    im confused, is there more? or is this completed?

  • jason

    I am speechless and disappointed that these picture show how these kids doing some thing they don’t believe in.

  • Santi

    The one in Mexico has more tension in the space, not to mention the materials they used.

  • Daniel

    It’s a shame that these photos are so underwhelming… especially considering how radically different interboro’s scheme is from its predecessors. They’re obviously more concerned with a social narrative than any type of formalism, so it might just be an impossible project to document in photos.