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MoMA PS1 Selects Andrés Jaque's Water Purifier for This Year's Young Architects Program

Spanish architect Andrés Jaque has won MoMA's annual Young Architects Program contest, to craft and install a massive, temporary structure in the courtyard of MoMA PS1. Jaque's New York- and Madrid-based firm—the Office for Political Innovation—has crafted plans for a water filtration plant that doubles as a public art project.

According to a MoMA, the project is titled COSMO and will be "a moveable artifact, made out of customized irrigation components, to make visible and enjoyable the so-far hidden urbanism of pipes we live by." It will have the capabilities to filter and purify 3,000 gallons of water every few days. When each cycle is complete, the entire structure's stretched-out plastic mesh will glow, providing a backdrop for PS1's summer concert series.

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