top architects build LEGO city for olafur eliasson's NY collectivity project
 
top architects build LEGO city for olafur eliasson's NY collectivity project top architects build LEGO city for olafur eliasson's NY collectivity project
may 29, 2015

top architects build LEGO city for olafur eliasson's NY collectivity project

 

olafur eliasson brings ‘the collectivity project’ to new york’s high line. the participatory installation invites the public to construct an imaginary cityscape using two tons of white LEGO bricks. visitors are welcomed to build and rebuild the existing structures already in place, adding their own personality and character to the expansive LEGO landscape.

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top architectural firms have each built one structure for the opening of the project
all photos by timothy schenck / courtesy of friends of the high line

 

 

 

for the first time, a selection of architectural firms involved in current or ongoing projects in the surrounding neighborhood have collaborated by building one structure for the opening of olafur eliasson’s project. BIG, david M. schwarz architects, diller scofidio + renfro, james corner field operations, OMA new york, renzo piano building workshop, robert A.M. stern architects, selldorf architects, SHoP, and steven holl architects have each created initial buildings that will become part of the evolving architecture built by the public over the next four months.

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the initial buildings will become part of the evolving architecture built by the public

 

 

 

the collectivity project will be on view now until september 30, 2015 for the group exhibition ‘panorama’, presented by high line art.

olafur eliasson high line collectivity project new york
olafur eliasson brings ‘the collectivity project’ to new york city for its north american debut

olafur eliasson high line collectivity project new york
a series of structures designed by leading architectural firms act as the starting point of the installation

olafur eliasson high line collectivity project new york
various styles of architecture are represented in LEGO form

olafur eliasson high line collectivity project new york
visitors gather around the installation

olafur eliasson high line collectivity project new york
the public is asked to build to the existing, LEGO cityscape

olafur eliasson high line collectivity project new york
the project will evolve over the course of the next four months

olafur eliasson high line collectivity project new york
public interaction turns the original structures into surreal parts of an imagined cityscape

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