Now in its 14th edition, the Young Architects Program at MoMA and MoMA PS1 offers emerging architectural talent the opportunity to design and present innovative projects, challenging each year’s winners to develop creative designs for a temporary, outdoor installation at MoMA PS1 that provides shade, seating, and water. The architects must also work within guidelines that address environmental issues, including sustainability and recycling.
The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 have announced the New York based office HWKN (HollwichKushner) as winner of the annual Young Architects Program (YAP) in New York. As winners of the 13th edition of the program, HWKN will construct an outdoor summer installation at the PS1 courtyard in Long Island City, Queens. The winning proposal, known as Wendy, was selected from five finalists and will provide a unique setting for the popular Warm Up summer music series.
In February, HWKN’s ‘Wendy’ design proposal won the 2012 MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program (YAP). One of the other four creative designs that competed against the winning design is Cameron Wu‘ proposed ‘Coney Inland’ — an architectural strategy which formally unifies and spatially modulates the challenging MoMA PS1 courtyard site.