Glowing Tubes of Water Will Grace MoMA PS1 This Summer

February 9, 2015 - Essential Water


Spanish designer Andrés Jaque has won MoMA’s annual Young Architects Program contest, to qualification and implement a massive, proxy structure in a yard of MoMA PS1. Jaque’s New York- and Madrid-based firm—the Office for Political Innovation—has crafted skeleton for a H2O filtration plant that doubles as a open art project.

According to a MoMA, a plan is patrician COSMO and will be “a moveable artifact, done out of customized irrigation components, to make manifest and beguiling a so-far dark urbanism of pipes we live by.” It will have a capabilities to filter and freshen 3,000 gallons of H2O any few days. When any cycle is complete, a whole structure’s stretched-out cosmetic filigree will glow, providing a backdrop for PS1’s summer unison series.


COSMO reportedly highlights a United Nations statistic that by 2025, approximately two-thirds of a world’s race will live in regions lacking sufficient H2O resources. The portability of Jaque’s origination means that it could, conceivably, be reproduced and exported cheaply.

MoMA pattern and pattern curator Pedro Gadanho emphasized a project’s tolerable features.

“This year’s offer takes one of a Young Architects Program’s essential—providing a H2O underline for convenience and fun—and highlights H2O itself as a wanting resource,” he said.

Last year, David Benjamin of The Living won a contest, conceptualizing a building of organic bricks done from corn stalks and mushrooms.
· Young Architects Program 2015 [MoMA]
· Andrés Jaque to emanate water-purifying siren network for MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program [Dezeen]
· All Young Architects Program coverage [Curbed]

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