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Pedro & Juana Design Wins MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program 2019

POSTED ON: March 12, 2019

Recent Cooper Union professors Ana Paula Ruiz Galindo and Mecky Reuss have been been selected by MoMA PS1 in the Young Architects program, for their proposal for “Hórama Rama” for the summer 2019 PS1 courtyard. The structure consists of a large-scale cyclorama, approximately forty feet tall and ninety feet wide that will have jungle images printed on it, effectively creating an “urban jungle” environment that will also provide visitors with shade, water and respite in the form of handcrafted hammocks from southern Mexico and a custom installed waterfall.

“Finding inspiration in historical panoramas, Pedro & Juana have designed a structure that will allow visitors to immerse themselves in a fantastical wilderness, a visual refuge from the city,” said MoMA PS1 Chief Curator Peter Eleey in a statement. “By juxtaposing two landscapes in transition—the jungle and the Long Island City skyline—they draw attention to the evolving conditions of our environment, both globally and locally, at a crucial moment.”


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