Pedro and Juana’s Hórama Rama proposal (Ana Paula Ruiz Galindo and Mecky Reuss) has been inaugurated this summer as part of the 20th edition of the Young Architects Program 2019 at MoMAPS1. This architectural installation is a jungle landscape immersed in a large-scale cyclorama that sits on the walls of MoMAPS1’s courtyard and will take place from June 28 to September 2, 2019.
For 20 years, the Young Architects Program at the Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 has offered emerging architectural talent the opportunity to design and present innovative projects, challenging each year’s winners to develop designs for a temporary, sustainable outdoor installation that provides shade, seating and water.
With these principles comes Hórama Rama, a large-scale cyclorama that presents a panoramic image of the jungle on a scaffold towering above the MoMA PS1 courtyard and catapulting visitors into a wild, foreign territory. The structure, almost 12 m high and 28 m wide, hovers over the courtyard space, redefines the horizon and places visitors in an urban jungle. The presence of this large circular structure reconfigures the courtyard into an immersive environment in which visitors can move in and out, in contrast to the urban landscape immediately adjacent to the Museum. Extending the experience, they place handmade hammocks in southern Mexico next to a waterfall. The exterior of the structure features protruding wooden “bristles” that create a dynamic sense of movement.
Source (in Spanish): Plataforma Arquitectura