P.S.1 YAP 2011 entry: “Bag Pile” by FormlessFinder

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As we reported last week, Interboro Partners’ “Holding Pattern” was selected as the winner of the 2011 YAP organized by the MoMA and the MoMA P.S.1. As usual, and in order to extend the debate, we are presenting you the running entries.

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We present you “Bag Pile” by NY-based firm FormlessFinder. The proposal is based on a series of arches constructed by filling geo textile tubes with gravel and sand at the botton, and recycled foam piles at the top. The heavy elements at the bottom secure the arches, while providing thermal mass to cool down the yard. FormlessFinder’s approach is very different from past installations, on which “temporary” is translated into lightweight elements.

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P.S.1 YAP 2011 entry: “Ghost House” by IJP Corporation Architects

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As we reported last week, Interboro Partners’ “Holding Pattern” was selected as the winner of the 2011 YAP organized by the MoMA and the MoMA P.S.1. As usual, and in order to extend the debate, we are presenting you the running entries.

We present you “Ghost House” by London-based firm IJP Corporation Architects, a light-weight installation with a counter-intuitive material structure exuding an aura of mystery and wonder. A representation of contemporary living, to be built almost entirely with tensed rope to enclose spaces that relate to how we live.

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P.S.1 YAP 2011 entry: “Bottle Service” by MASS Design Group

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As we reported last week, Interboro Partners’ “Holding Pattern” was selected as the winner of the 2011 YAP organized by the MoMA and the MoMA P.S.1. As usual, and in order to extend the debate, we are presenting you the other entries.

We now present you “Bottle Service” by MASS Design Group. The practice has offices in Boston, Kigali and Monrovia, with a focus on resource-limited settings. They combine design and construction, accompaniment, and research to affect change, construct agency, and develop innovative solutions ranging from unique buildings to the development of national standard and policies.

Their entry proposes a strategy to involve the community  (residents, students,  artists, etc) during the construction of the installation, using materials (tyvek, plastic bottles) that will be recycled after the summer.

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Update: “WHATAMI” by sTARTT, winner of the 2011 YAP at the MAXXI

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As we told you on a previous article, Italian firm sTARTT has been selected as the winner of the YAP summer installation at the in Rome, as the result of a partnership with the MoMA and the MoMA .

sTARTT’s entry WHATAMI is based on the manufacturing of an artificial archipelago-hill, generating smaller green areas in the garden and potentially outside the museum. The hill works as a garden, injecting “green” into the concrete plateau of the museum’s outdoor space, allowing it to serve as a stage and/or parterre for concerts and other events, or as a space to rest and look at the museum itself.

The artificial landscape will be punctuated by large “flowers” providing light, shadow, water, and sound. The materials proposed for the installation involve a two-fold recycling process, the supplying of the materials for the construction (straw, geo-textile, plastic) and the dismantling of the “hill” (turf, lighting).

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stARTT is the brainchild of Simone Capra and Claudio Castaldo, a practice with interesting projects that move between landscape, city, infrastructure, and context. On this project they worked with Francesco Colangeli, Andrea Valentini and Massimo Brizzarielli worked  as green consultants.

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sTARTT “WHATAMI” winner of the 2011 Young Architects Program at the MAXXI

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As we told you weeks ago, the MoMA and PS1 have partnered with the MAXXI (the National Museum of the 21st Century Arts in Rome) on their Young Architects Program. This partnership will result in a summer installation in the exteriors of the italian museum (a Zaha Hadid building completed last year). This installation will happen at the same time as the one at the , designed by Interboro Partners.

The winning propostal WHATAMI by Italian architects stARTT is based on the manufacturing of an artificial archipelago-hill, generating smaller green areas in the garden and potentially outside the museum. The hill works as a garden, injecting “green” into the concrete plateau of the museum’s outdoor space, allowing it to serve as a stage and/or parterre for concerts and other events, or as a space to rest and look at the museum itself.

The artificial landscape will be punctuated by large “flowers” providing light, shadow, water, and sound. The materials proposed for the installation involve a two-fold recycling process, the supplying of the materials for the construction (straw, geo-textile, plastic) and the dismantling of the “hill” (turf, lighting).

Interboro Partners “Holding Pattern” winner of the 2011 Young Architects Program at the P.S.1

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As we reported weeks ago, three firms, one Boston firm and one British firm were competing for the 2011 summer installation of the Young Architects Program at the MoMA P.s.1.

Today, Interboro Partners was announced as the winner with their entry Holding Pattern.

The NY firm, formed by Tobias Armborst, Daniel D’Oca, and Georgeen Theodore, not only managed to meet the YAP’s budget and programatic requirements, but also established a dialogue with the neighbors, which resulted in a scheme that doesn’t so much redesign the courtyard as reveal it.

A series of meetings with a nearby taxi company, and also with senior and day care centers, high schools, settlement houses, and the local YMCA, library, and greenmarket (among others) led to a design that includes a series of eclectic objects (benches, mirrors, ping-pong tables, and floodlights) under a very elegant and taut canopy of rope strung from MoMA PS1’s wall to the parapet across the courtyard. These objects will be recycled and given to these groups, further extending the reach of the project to the neighborhood.

More details about Holding Pattern after the break.

Expect a complete coverage of the finalists and the built installation as we have done in previous years: WORK ac‘s P.F.1. Public Farm 1 in 2008, MOSAfterparty in 2009, and SO-IL‘s Pole Dance in 2010.

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Museum of Cartoon and Comic Art International Open Ideas Competition Winners

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The open international ideas competition, hosted by suckerPUNCH, is for a new, larger home for the museum of cartoon and comic art [MoCCA]. The museum was established in 2001 and currently is based in the Soho area of Manhattan in City. The main goal of the museum is to educate the public about comic and cartoon art, how it is crafted, and how it reflects history. More images and descriptions of winning entries after the break. (more…)

Kaohsiung Maritime Cultural & Pop Music Center Competition winner / MADE IN

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The Spanish architecture firm MADE IN have won the Maritime Cultural & Pop Music Center International Competition in the city of Kaohsiung, . You can see more images and architect’s description after the break. (more…)

Shan-Shui Master Plan / Steven Holl Architects

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When we stopped by Steven Holl’s office in , Senior Partner Chris McVoy spoke to us about the firm’s latest project in – an International Tourism Complex. The firm has a growing presence in China and, arguably, some of the team’s strongest works (such as their Linked Hybrid and Horizontal Skyscraper) are situated throughout the region. With their most recent win, the firm will redevelop the site of the oxygen and boiler plants in Hangzhou to create a master plan comprised of residential and cultural components.

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Museum of Environmental Science / Snøhetta

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Competing against shortlisted firms Shigeru BanDiller Scofidio + Renfro, Smiljan Radic, and Mauricio RochaSnøhetta was awarded first prize for their museum design for the University of .  Scheduled to begin in 2011, the new Museum of Environmental Science will be part of the cultural district adjacent to the main campus and planned wilderness preserves in .  Snøhetta’s winning design was developed in collaboration with ARUP for structural MEP, sustainability, acoustics and theater planning.

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Landscape Loop / JAJA Architects

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Copenhagen-based JAJA Architects recently placed above 40 Scandinavian firms with their proposal, Landscape Loop, for to receive a shared first prize for an idea competition. The proposal incorporates the existing contextual qualities of Andalsnes and develops ways to improve and connect the area into a unified entity for the future.  “It is a project that gathers the city’s development within a belt that wraps around the town core – creating a series of “blue” and “green” urban spaces while establishing natural connections between city and landscape,” explained the architects.

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Kaohsiung Port Terminal / Reiser + Umemoto

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Check out Reiser + Umemoto’s latest win for the Port and Cruise Service Center in southern . Working with Taipei-based Fei and Cheng and Associates, New York-based Ysrael A. Seinuk, PC and Hong-Kong based Arup, the new development exploits its waterfront placement as tumbling organic wave-like volumes cascade out toward the waves.

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Hortus Conclusus / Point Supreme Architects

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based Point Supreme Architects were recently awarded an honorary mention for their Theater Square proposal.    The competition asked participants to rethink the idea of an urban square, as the site is surrounded by buildings which makes the small space seemingly negligible in the broad sense of the context.   For their proposal, the architects dedicated the square to the magic of nature by making an urban room realized as a ‘secret garden’.

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Science Tower for the Panum Complex / C. F. Møller Architects

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C. F. Møller Architects, together with SLA and Rambøll, have been selected by a unanimous jury as the winners of a large competition to design an extension to the University of Copenhagen‘s Panum complex on Blegdamsvej in the heart of .

The expansion will make a significant impact in the cityscape, with a science tower which will form an identity-creating, sculptural focal point for the entire Nørre Campus. The project also includes an urban park which will benefit both the Panum building and the surrounding city.

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Singapore University of Technology and Design / UNStudio + DP Architects

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This just in from UNStudio, Ben van Berkel, in collaboration with DP Architects, has been chosen to design the University of Technology and Design (SUTD). Selected from a shortlist of five practices, UNStudio + DP Architects have created a proposal that reflects the university’s curriculum by “using the creative enterprise of the school to facilitate a cross-disciplinary interface; interaction is established between the professional world, the campus, and the community at large.”

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Guosen Securities Tower / Massimiliano + Doriana Fuksas

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The latest project from Italian architects Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas features a dramatic tower shaped by bold diagonal cuts.   The proposal was awarded first prized for the competition to design ’s  , and, typical of the Fuksas pair, the schematic design carries a strong presence with the shear mass of the volume broken down into a more manageable scale thanks to the three-dimensional voids.  The  tower will be the first ecological tall building to be built in Shenzhen.

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Taiwan Tower Design Competition / OODA + OOIIO

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Check out this tower proposal designed by Portugal-based OODA Architecture in collaboration with the Spanish and American studio OOIIO for the City of . The proposal received a merit award from the Taiwan tower competition, which asked participants to developed a conceptual vision for a landmark tower to commemorate the centennial anniversary of the founding of Taiwan, R.O.C. and to celebrate the merger between County and City.

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Update: Kristiansund Opera and Culture Center / C. F. Møller Architects

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This summer, C.F. Møller Architects informed us of their shared first prize for a competition to design a new Opera and Culture Center in Norway.  The firm just shared with us that the jury has recently selected C. F. Møller Architects as the final winner (Norwegian firm  Space Group in collaboration with the London firm Brisac Gonzales was the other first place contestant).  As we’ve previously featured, the new center will create a vibrate cultural community for opera, dance, plus educational and mixed programs.  The winning proposal, entitled Kulturkvartalet, forms an entire cultural district where the “light and lively facades create an ever-changing play of light and shadow.”  Set to be inaugurated in 2014, the center will connect the various activities with a network of pedestrian streets, squares, and a nearby park.  The project will abide by the environmental standard BREEAM.

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