Practices shortlisted in Young Architects Program

Dec 8, 2010
  • Article by Online Editor

Five practices have been shortlisted to design an installation for MoMA PS1’s summer dance parties as part of the annual Young Architects Program.

The Young Architects Program asks entrants to design an $80,000 installation that supplies seating, shelter and water to the crowds at the museum’s dance party “Warm Up”, held every weekend in summer in the 10,000 square foot triangular courtyard at the centre in Queens, New York.

Brooklyn-based practices Interboro Partners, FormlessFinder and Matter Architecture Practice join MASS Design Group from Boston and IJP Corporation Architects from London in the shortlist of emerging designers for the eleventh year of the program.

Barry Bergdoll, the Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at MoMA, said the jury is looking for designs that reflect trends and technological advancements. “Every year we’re looking for a surprise, for something that’s new and unusual and fresh. Every year we think, how many ways are there to make an inexpensive, quickly erected solution for that courtyard?”

The entrants were selected to compete in the final stage of the competition based on the originality shown in their past work and will submit their designs on February 11.

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