3 & 4. Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Design Competition: Happy

The fifth annual Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Design Competition winner, “Happy” by Studio Cadena was installed on November 19th and will be viewable through January 1st, 2019. The work has transparent vinyl screens that can sway with the wind, offering a yellow and orange glow to the everything surrounding it. “We all wish each other happiness during the holidays. This installation physically manifests this well wishing to all who visit Flatiron,” said Benjamin Cadena, Founder and Principal of Studio Cadena. “In our otherwise bleak social and political context, it aspires to carve a small and more positive space in the city—it offers a warm embrace during the cold winter months.”

The competition is run by the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership and Van Alen Institute and is the centerpiece of the event “23 Days of Cheer.”

While you’re there, also check out the Flatiron Prow with new artwork by Wendy Letven called “Drawing the Invisible.” (above).