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  7. MoMA PS1 YAP 2015 Runner-Up: Phenomena / Studio Benjamin Dillenburger

MoMA PS1 YAP 2015 Runner-Up: Phenomena / Studio Benjamin Dillenburger

MoMA PS1 YAP 2015 Runner-Up: Phenomena / Studio Benjamin Dillenburger
MoMA PS1 YAP 2015 Runner-Up: Phenomena / Studio Benjamin Dillenburger, Courtesy of Studio Benjamin Dillenburger
Courtesy of Studio Benjamin Dillenburger

Although the Young Architects Program (YAP) announced Andrés Jaque of Office of Political Innovation as winner of its 2015 MoMA PS1 competition last week, the competition was fierce. Phenomena by Studio Benjamin Dillenburger addressed the idea of phenomenology in design, creating an experiential space that stimulates all the senses and hosts multiple programs. 

Phenomena was one of the five shortlisted proposals for this year's MoMA PS1 YAP competition. Read more about the proposal after the break.

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Courtesy of Studio Benjamin Dillenburger

Starting with the competition's main objective of providing an outdoor recreational space focused around a water feature for the duration of the summer, Phenomena applies an element of fun to each of the senses. Combining the functions of a performance space, projection screen, and fountain, the design invites visitors to indulge their curiosity and exploratory spirit, drawing them throughout the space with changing experiences. In the daytime, its reactive geometry works in tandem with its surroundings, amplifying sounds from the street and courtyard, and reflecting light to create a changing condition of shadow that is made dynamic by interacting with the fountain's mist. 

Courtesy of Studio Benjamin Dillenburger
Courtesy of Studio Benjamin Dillenburger

The leisurely activities of the day are transformed when night falls. The space is activated when the sun goes down, transforming it into an over-sized projection space for artists to display their work. With a focus on live media, combined with the faceted curving surface, visitors are stimulated visually, as every angle presents a new perspective from which to view the performance. 

Courtesy of Studio Benjamin Dillenburger
Courtesy of Studio Benjamin Dillenburger

By generating a space that is at once a stage and an event, Phenomena seeks to challenge the way we experience performances by making the viewer a part of the production. 

Courtesy of Studio Benjamin Dillenburger
Courtesy of Studio Benjamin Dillenburger
  • Architects

  • Location

    Long Island City, Queens
  • Collaborating Architect

    Benjamin Dillenburger, Michael Hansmeyer
  • Visualization

    Demetris Shammas
  • Design Team

    Billy Chung, Farzaneh Victoria Fard, Michael Girolamo, Farah Kabir, Paul Kozak, Leon Lok Hin Lai, Katheryne Parzei, Martha Sparrow, Long-jie Wu
  • Media Artist

    Refik Anadol
  • Structural Consulting

    Nat Oppenheimer, Anthony Spick
  • Project Year

    2015

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Cite: Holly Giermann. "MoMA PS1 YAP 2015 Runner-Up: Phenomena / Studio Benjamin Dillenburger" 10 Feb 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/597707/moma-ps1-yap-2015-runner-up-phenomena-studio-benjamin-dillenburger/> ISSN 0719-8884
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