The five architects competing to design MoMA P.S.1’s courtyard for their annual summertime Warm Up series have been announced. As winner’s over the past few years have gone onto score some incredible projects as a direct result of the publicity from the Young Architects Program, the competition is fierce. Here’s the low-down on the five contenders:
1. AEDS Ammar Eloueini
Home base: Paris and New Orleans
Street cred: Issey Miyake stores in Europe and economical, efficient housing in US.
2. IK Studio
Home base: Cambridge, MA
Street cred: projects for the Museum of Science in Boston and the National Art Museum of China.
Home base: Chicago, IL
Street cred: Urban design and research projects like “infrastructural stormwater management systems that mimic nature by integrating stormwater into roadway.”
4. Cameron Wu
Home base: Boston, MA
Street cred: Assistant professor of architecture at Harvard, has worked with James Carpenter and Preston Scott Cohen.
5. Hollwich Kushner (HWKN)
Home base: New York, NY
Street cred: Uniqlo pop-up cubes, High Line projects and Il Laboratorio del Gelato