Public Farm One  

LERA provided the structural design of this interactive, working farm sited at the P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center. The design, which explores the use of sustainable and recyclable materials in a temporal space, was selected as the winning entry in the museum’s Young Architects Program. Cardboard tubes were used as the primary building material, resulting in an expression of thoroughly integrated architecture and structure.

 

Location

Long Island City, NY 

 

Client  

MoMA / P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center

Architect

WORK Architecture Company

 

Awards 

Platinum Award for Engineering Excellence, 2009

American Council for Engineering Companies New York (ACEC NY)

 

Best of 2008 Award - Cultural/Small/Green Projects

New York Construction

 

Merit Award, 2008

Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY)