Competition, New York, USA

The Highline International Competition New York afforded our office the opportunity to investigate transformative memory through form in an urban landscape.

Mnemonic Praxis is explored as a fluctuating event terrain. It is a new cultural network for New York which creates, regenerates and links existing and emerging identities through the highline for the region.

The highline which weaves through the existing city grid was a feature we wanted to embrace and record but not as a condition which is memorialised in time but where over time new memories and forms could be generated. 

The tracing of new events along the line and connections back into the grid fabric of New York reclaim the dynamism which was the highline of the past.