Holding Pattern: MoMa/PS1 Warm Up 2011
Location—MoMA/PS1, New York
Interboro Partners' Holding Pattern was the 2011 winner of the Young Architects Program commission to create a summer pavilion in the courtyard of MoMA PS1. The idea that drove the design of this temporary installation involved asking the community surrounding the museum what type of furniture and fixtures they could use in their everyday lives, then taking those results as a list of items that would be temporarily deployed at PS1 before being distributed back to the community for permanent use. In this way the efforts of the summer could have a lasting impact. Our work was to communicate this time based solution to the visitor so that a larger understanding of use beyond the confines of the museum was legible. The logo and its application on a “Hold For” tag affixed to each element (stools, trees, ping pong tables, and so on) is a reminder of that idea. Signage around the courtyard catalogs the various final destinations of each piece in photographs and an exhibition guide relates a story about each community organization participating, allowing the visitors to make connections to the real places and people occupying the space surrounding the museum.