YAP is a programme allowing young architects and designers to plan installations for a variety of different functions such as rest, play and relaxation in important international institutions. Installations which become temporary venues for live music and dance events, exhibitions and shows. The young architects' projects must take into account issues such as environmental sustainability, energy conservation and recycling.
The programme launched by MoMA PS1 in New York has seen the participation of prominent international institutions in various countries in the world, including: the National Museum of 21st Century Arts (MAXXI) in Rome, CONSTRUCTO in Santiago, Chile, the Istanbul Modern in Turkey and, new in 2014, the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul, Korea.
The project the judges chose as the winner in the first YAP in Korea is Shinseon Play by the studio of Moon Ji Bang (Choi Jang-won, Park Cheon-kang and Kwon Kyung-min). The judges chose the project, inspired by a traditional Korean legend, for its unusual approach based on poetic and metaphorical concepts of a pleasurable life.
Images courtesy of MoMA PS1