WAN Awards 2015


WAN Mobile
WAN Mobile
Previous Next

P.S. 1 Courtyard Installation, New York, New York, United States

Sunday 01 Apr 2007

Lighting up MoMA

Your comments on this project

No. of Comments: 0

Add comments | More comments

Be the first to comment

“Liquid Sky” to Light-Up MoMA/PS1 Courtyard 

The Los Angeles-based firm Ball-Nogues, led by Benjamin Bell and Gaston Nogues, is the 2007 Winner of the Young Architects Program, a design competition now in its eighth year sponsored jointly by MoMA and P.S. 1. The winning entry was designed in collaboration with Endres Ware Architects/Engineers and the Product Architecture Lab at Stevens Institute. The competition, which invites architects to propose a installation for the courtyard of PS 1, has become a right of passage for emerging architects, serving as it has as both testing ground and launching pad for the careers of many well known architects. Past winners include ShoP, Lindy Roy, William Massie, Tom Wiscombe, nARCHITECTS, Xefirotarch and Obra. Ball Nogues entry, dubbed “Liquid Sky”, features a canopy constructed of translucent Mylar petal that resembles blossoming flowers of stained glass. The canopy is supported by six towers constructed of untreated utility posts that also double as supports for enormous brightly colored community hammocks. As with every entry, Ball-Nogues have provided a water element. Dubbed “Droopscape”, it is comprised of a catenary belly that shifts in the wind and is supported by drench towers that will periodically soak visitors below with their gravity-induced tip-buckets. Liquid Sky, which will serves as the venue for MoMA/PS1’s Warm Up, a popular summer music series, will open on 21 June.

Key Facts

Status In Design
Value 0(m€)
Were you involved in this scheme?

More projects by this architect

Cooper Hewitt Museum 2010 National Design Awards

Re-Contemplating the Void

National September 11 Memorial & Museum

2010 Pritzker Architecture Prize

RAIA 2010 Gold Medal

More Projects


Click here to view the NEWS IN PICTURES tablet site