Tuesday, February 12, 2013

NYC Heart Art...

This is the fifth year the Times Square Alliance has sponsored the Valentine Heart Design contest.  Situ Studio, a Brooklyn-based design firm, had the winning design out of eight competitors.  Heartwalk, is partially constructed from Hurricane Sandy debris-boardwalks from the New York and New Jersey shorelines.  Visitors can walk into the heart where the air is considerably warmer.  The design of the installation utilizes the heat from under the city to warm the interior of the heart.  With the NYC weather being quite chilly this time of year, I can imagine that Heartwalk will be the place to be.  Heartwalk opens today and will be on display until March 10, 2013. 

the 2013 winning design by Situ Studio

Here are a few photos of the winners from past years-

the 2012 winning design by BIG (Bjarke Ingles Group)

A BIG red heart pulses with glowing light in a grove of glass rods. A single person can activate the beating heart but joining hands with others will make the heart beat even faster to create a brighter burning heart.

The 10-foot tall glowing sculpture consists of 400 transparent, LED lit, acrylic tubes that form a cube around a suspended heart. The hovering heart pulsates faster reflecting the vibrant human energy in the heart of Times Square.

(images and video via arch daily- click link to see more)

the 2011 winning design by Freecell

(images via arch daily)
the 2010 winning design by Morehead & Morehead

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The Valentine to Times Square-  
the 2009 winning design by Gage/Clemenceau Architects

(images via Interior Design)

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