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Dan D’Oca’s Architecture Firm, Interboro, Wins MoMA PS1’s 2011 Young Architects Program

Interboro won annual competition with concept called "Holding Pattern"

Posted 02.16.11 by mica communications

Interboro Partners "Holding Pattern" concept for MoMA PS1

Faculty member Dan D'Oca, who teaches in the Art History, Theory & Criticism Department at MICA, focusing on architectural theory and the theory of an "open city," is among the partners at New York-based Interboro, which won the MoMA PS1's 2011 Young Architects Program competition.

Interboro Partners, a 9-year-old architecture firm, has won the annual competition with a concept called "Holding Pattern" that will transform MoMA PS1's courtyard for its summer outdoor music program. According to an article in Artforum, the architects took their inspiration from the community around the museum, which is located in Long Island City, Queens, interviewing the proprietors of local businesses and nonprofits about what materials might be of use to them and then incorporating those materials into their design, with the intention of donating them at the end of the summer.

To see several models and renderings of the Interboro concept, as well as read about the design process, click here for an article by Arch Daily.


Photo caption: Interboro Partners "Holding Pattern" concept for MoMA PS1 (rendering courtesy Interboro Partners).