‘partywall’ by CODA, new york, united states
all images courtesy of CODA
moma PS1 has just declared american firm CODA the winner of the 2013 young architecture program for their ‘party wall’ concept. the pavilion will be built this summer in long island city as a solution to provide museum-goers a place of refuge from the beating sun. wrapped in a modular skin made of blanks – bi-products of skateboard production – from an eco-friendly manufacturer, the light steel frame structure provides shade through its verticality, in this way also creating a landmark. the angular nature of the elevation suggests a standing message, but in fact only displays the word ‘wall’ with its shadow cast on the ground, and only during a certain point in the day.
several pools on the ground level create micro-oases that create a strong connection to the adjacent ‘church’ installation by francesco vezzoli.
the inhabitable wall will serve as a back drop to concerts, while the remaining spaces can be used as smaller stages. also elaborated on huffington
post, the result is a dynamic thin structure that lightly touches the ground and creates a flexible use with its unique geometry.
entrance through the pavilion
pools along the base of the structure
modular wall made from skateboard blanks, assembled with off-the-shelf tools
moveable benches for different events
the word ‘wall’ is projected onto the floor at a certain time of day
relationship to the urban context