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MoMA PS1 Will Get a Wading Pool and Woven Canopy This Summer

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Every year, MoMA PS1's Young Architects Program brings a bit of architectural whimsy—design-y water pipes, brick towers, a "party wall"—to the museum's Long Island City courtyard as part of its summer art installation (which coincides with the ever-popular Warm Up! parties). And from a crop of five finalists comes this year's winner, Escobedo Solíz Studio's Weaving the Courtyard. As the name suggests, the project will involve weaving: The installation will be made up of a series of a "textured canopy suspended over the courtyard, or a 'cloud' made of contrasting yet colorful ropes." The renderings show a brightly-colored awning, which will provide shade to the assembled crowds; there'll also be a wading pool in the courtyard, a boon on those hot summer days. A launch date hasn't been announced yet, but expect to see the cloud in early summer.


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