Bright Stripes Installation

Bright Stripes Installation

Architect
Taller KEN
Location
Brooklyn, NY, United States | View Map
Project Year
2021
Category
Exhibitions
Javier Alvarez photos

Bright Stripes

Taller KEN as Architects

Architect and developer Alloy partnered with design studio Taller KEN to unveil Bright Stripes, an installation at the Alloy Block, a new development in Downtown Brooklyn. The objective for the installation was to enliven a construction site with simple artistic means.

photo_credit Javier Alvarez photos
Javier Alvarez photos

The Department of Transportation’s Street Seats program permitted the creation of a public space component within Temple Square in collaboration with the Department of Cultural Affairs and City Canvas. Street Seats’ mission is to turn underutilized street space into areas of public use, and the bright color blocking applied to the Alloy Block welcomes community engagement. Every element of the installation has been thoughtfully incorporated by Taller KEN to reflect the needs of the community through the means of artistic expression.

photo_credit Javier Alvarez photos
Javier Alvarez photos

Designed under the direction of Greg Melitonov of Taller KEN, Bright Stripes provides a lively atmosphere and necessary infrastructure, such as lighting and seating, to ensure the installation remains in use by citizens. This flexible approach will allow for various groups to continue activating the plaza throughout the first phase of construction. The appearance of these colorful graphics change throughout the day based on natural light exposure.

photo_credit Javier Alvarez photos
Javier Alvarez photos

The addition of LED tubes not only adds to the aesthetic of the installation, but acts as a way to benefit the community by providing additional light throughout the construction area. Taller KEN is well versed in the concept of placemaking, and this strategy surrounding an activation reflects the movement and activity of residents while facilitating social interactions between them. For seating, folding chairs were used to be easily moved around as desired, which encourages planned and spontaneous community gatherings at the Alloy Block.

photo_credit Aryn Phillips photos
Aryn Phillips photos

The range of colors in the installation speaks to the diverse and vibrant group that occupies Downtown Brooklyn, as well as those who will occupy the Alloy Block once complete. The development will be made up of five buildings including residential, commercial, retail, educational and cultural spaces. Historic buildings are being preserved and restored, and the city’s first all-electric skyscraper will be powered by renewable resources. The first phase of construction at the Alloy Block represents the all-electric tower and New York City’s first passive house schools.

photo_credit Javier Alvarez photos
Javier Alvarez photos

Local partners include the Roulette Intermedium, the Mark Morris Dance Group, the Recovery House of Worship and the Khalil Gibran International Academy, who will have a location at the Alloy Block. These groups were included in the review of the design proposal and participated in an event that welcomed Bright Strips to the Downtown area during the weekend of August 7-8. The block-party style was complete with performances by teachers and students from the Brooklyn Music School.

photo_credit Aryn Phillips photos
Aryn Phillips photos
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