MAXXI and MoMA for 2011 YAP_ the winners

MAXXI and MoMA for 2011 YAP_ the winners

Interboro Partners selected as winner of the 2011 Young Architects Program at MoMA PS1
stARTT selected as winner of the inaugural Young Architects Program at MAXXI, the National Museum of XXI Century Arts, Rome
Interboro Partners’ HOLDING PATTERN and stARTT’s WHATAMI to open in the Courtyards of MoMA PS1 and the MAXXI in June 2011

The jury for the YAP MAXXI program met in the MAXXI museum. The members were Pio Baldi (President of the Fondazione MAXXI), Margherita Guccione (Director of MAXXI Architettura), Anna Mattirolo (Director of MAXXI Arte), Barry Bergdoll (Chief Curator for Architecture and Design, MoMA), Pippo Ciorra (Senior Curator, MAXXI Architettura), Maristella Casciato (University of Bologna), Mario Nanni (Viabizzuno).

The jury was happy to  acknowledge the high quality of all the five entries, and also noted how the projects tend to address similar issues and similar technologies compared to the MoMA-PS1 winner selection: quality of public space, economy of materials and resources, innovative formal solutions, attention to recycling materials and interaction with the  local community.

After the five presentations and a thorough discussion the jury unanimously chose the project named WHATAMI (design group: stARTT, Rome). The main motivations individuated by the jurors include: a very effective interaction with the architecture of the museum, the urban context and with the programmed summer activities; the presence of high quality public/garden space for the museumgoers, a clear attitude towards simple and recyclable materials and components. As in the case of the winner of the MoMA PS1 selection the designers foresee the possibility of donating to the community part of the installation at the end of its lifecycle.