A Star is Born…Wendy Opens at MoMA PS1

Courtesy MoMA and HWKN

Big, blue and green describes MoMA PS1’s newest acquisition dubbed Wendy. Designed by New York architect HWKN, led by Matthias Hollwich and Mark Kushner, Wendy is the winning entry in this year’s MoMA/MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program, which provides emerging architects the opportunity to design and build a temporary installation in the courtyard of MoMA PS1 that will place host to its popular summer music program, Warm-Up while also providing seating, shade and water.  The installation is built on the cheap, which makes such amazing designs like Wendy and past winners all the more amazing.  And, it is sustainable, too. The blue nylon fabric is treated with a titania nanoparticle spay that will clean the air.  It is estimated that the cleaning effect will be the equivelant of taking 260 cars off the road over the course of Wendy’s run, which opens Sunday and closes on September 8.

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