modu and eric forman studio’s heart squared is the winner of 2020 times square valentine heart design competition, presented by times square arts and curated by cooper hewitt, smithsonian design museum. as this year’s winning design, heart squared will be unveiled on 30 january at 11:30am at father duffy square, between 46th and 47th streets.
tilted in various directions within a steel frame that evokes the outline of an anatomic heart, the 125 mirrors of heart squared transform the spectacle of times square into kaleidoscopic images of people, buildings, and brightly-lit billboards. while the position of each mirror seems random, the designers developed a specialized technique to calculate the specific angles in order to hide a playful surprise.
the sculpture will be free and open to the public through the month of february. visitors can follow the conversation on social media using #hearttsq.
more information about the project is available at tsq.org/heartsquared