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Afterparty by MOS at P.S.1

A pavilion consisting of thatched, conical towers designed by MOS architects has opened outside the P.S.1 Contemporary Art Centre in New York.

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Called Afterparty, the design was the winning entry to the MoMA/P.S.1  Young Architects Program 2009 competition (see our previous story).

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The pavilion is covered in thatched palm-fibre from Indonesia and will be used as a venue for events over the summer.

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The brief required that the pavilion have bar areas, provide shade and seating, and incorporate water.

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Cooling air is drawn across concrete troughs of water and upwards through the chimney-like structures, which also provide shade for visitors.

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Photographs are by Florian Holzherr.

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Previous MoMA/P.S.1  Young Architects Program competition winners:

Public Farm One by Work Architecture Company (2008)
Liquid Sky by Ball-Nogues (2007)

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Also, take a look at Dezeen's top ten: pavilions.

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Update 29/07/2009: The architects have requested that we change the images for this new set and have also provided images of the models.

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