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PS 1 Museum

Sector

Cultural/Historic

Service

Landscape Architecture

Client

NYC DDC

Location

Long Island City, NY

Status

Complete

Completion

1997

Site Area

2.9 acres

PS1 is a well-known New York institution, showcasing recognized and experimental artists and providing working studio space in a converted school building in Queens. As part of the last phase of renovation, the exhibition space was enlarged by 41,000 sf by transforming a parking lot into outdoor galleries and performance art space. 

 

The choice of materials was intentionally simple, strong, and flexible. Rubbed cast-in-place concrete walls form the enclosures and stabilized crushed bluestone define the floor. This neutral, malleable envelope permits artists complete freedom in displaying their installations.

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The New York Times describes MNLA's design as "one of the best front doors in the city.” 

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