Guggenheim City Laboratory Arrives in NYC
From The Architect's Newspaper:
"Located at First Park, on Houston at 2nd Ave., the New York segment of Confronting Comfort will run from August 3 to October 16. Housed in a lightweight carbon-fiber pavilion designed by Atelier Bow-Wow, the Lab seeks to explore how urban environments can be made more responsive to people's needs through a diverse array of programs that run the gamut from workshops to discussions, screenings, and off-site tours. These real-world happenings will be backed up and supported by the BMW Guggenheim Lab website and blog, which will offer global audiences a means to get involved."
Public programming will also include talks from both academics and professionals whose work concerns a myriad of urban issues.
Below is a time-lapsed video of the (temporary) construction of the Lab: