Pedro & Juana's 'Hórama Rama' Lands in Queens
28. June 2019
All photographs by John Hill/World-Architects
Mexico City's Pedro & Juana has completed their Hórama Rama installation — a 40-foot-high, 90-foot-wide cyclorama — for this year's Young Architects Program at MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, Queens.
Three months after Pedro & Juana, the firm of Ana Paula Ruiz Galindo and Mecky Reuss, were selected as winners of the 2019 YAP, their installation is all done and open to the public. Designed as a setting for revelers at MoMA PS1's popular Warm Up concert series to cool off, Hórama Rama has shade and water features as well as places to sit.
Yet, like most of the previous YAP installations, Pedro & Juana's design is about more than fulfilling functional requirements. In an interview with MoMA Ruiz Galindo and Reuss said they wanted to "change the horizon" by "blocking the view" of the surrounding developments in booming Long Island City. They counter that view with images of the jungle: Mexico transplanted to Queens.
World-Architects visited Hórama Rama earlier today and snapped some photos. The installation is on display until September 2, 2019.