24. Hórama Rama at MoMA PS1
Photo: © Rafael Gamo, courtesy MoMA PS1
These days, the courtyard of MoMA PS1 resembles the rainforest more than New York City. The museum’s outdoor courtyard will be transformed this June by the winners of The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1’s 20th annual Young Architects Program, Hórama Rama by Pedro & Juana (Ana Paula Ruiz Galindo & Mecky Reuss). Hórama Rama is an immersive junglescape set within a large-scale cyclorama that will hover over the museum’s exterior courtyard walls. The piece stands forty feet tall and ninety feet wide and feature a waterfall as well as hammocks crafted in Mexico. The installation, which is on view through September 2nd, serves as a temporary venue for MoMA PS1’s outdoor music series Warm Up.
Galindo and Reuss’s piece was selected from among five finalists who were part of the Young Architects Program. The program offers emerging architectural talent the opportunity to design and present innovative projects each year with challenge to come up with creative designs for a temporary and sustainable outdoor installations that provide shade, seating, and water. The architects must also work within environmentally sensitive guidelines.