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Collective-LOK Designs Mirrored, Ring of Hearts Pavilion for Times Square

Collective-LOK Designs Mirrored, Ring of Hearts Pavilion for Times Square
Collective-LOK Designs Mirrored, Ring of Hearts Pavilion for Times Square, Courtesy of Collective–LOK
Courtesy of Collective–LOK

Collective-LOK’s design for a circular pavilion made up of giant mirrored hearts has been selected as the winner of the 2016 Times Square Valentine Heart installation. Their "Heart of Hearts" proposal features a faceted ring made up of nine mirrored, golden hearts that will “create an alternative pavilion that reflects and multiplies the pulsating activity of Times Square.” Spaces within each heart will form “kissing booths where couples will find their activities mirrored, allowing both privacy and publicity.”

Courtesy of Collective–LOK
Courtesy of Collective–LOK

“We are thrilled to create the Heart of Hearts for Valentine’s Day, an engagement ring for our love affair with the spectacle of Times Square,” said Collective–LOK in a press release. “It’s truly a special opportunity to provide a space for intimacy and performance in the heart of the city, one we hope visitors will love.”

Courtesy of Collective–LOK
Courtesy of Collective–LOK

Hosted by The Times Square Alliance, and curated by the Center for Architecture, the competition has taken place for the past eight years, creating an annual "romantic public art installation" to celebrate Valentine's Day in NYC. Past winners have included Stereotank (2015); Young Projects (2014); Situ Studio (2013); and BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) (2012).

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Cite: Katie Watkins. "Collective-LOK Designs Mirrored, Ring of Hearts Pavilion for Times Square" 17 Nov 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/777347/collective-lok-designs-mirrored-ring-of-hearts-pavilion-for-times-square/> ISSN 0719-8884