Times Square Valentine Heart Design Competition Finalists

Oct 15 – Oct 31
Center for ArchitectureTimes Square Arts

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This is the first-ever exhibition of proposed projects for the annual Valentine Heart Design Competition, which invites New York City-based architecture firms to design an icon that communicates and celebrates love in the heart of this dynamic city.

How do you illustrate and amplify love in Times Square, where every day, 350,000 pedestrians from New York City, across the country, and around the world cross paths with strangers from all walks of life? For 2019’s competition — the eleventh in the history of the program — Times Square Arts is collaborating with AIA New York to invite eight firms to contemplate how a Valentine sent from the heart of Times Square might embrace various expressions of love, both individual and collective. Can the public art installation generate connections and ignite conversations that articulate our aspirations as individuals, as a city, as a nation, and beyond?

On October 15, from 6 - 8pm, finalists will offer public presentations on how their proposed installations approach these questions — and the winning entry will be announced! All eight project proposals will remain on display through November 2, 2018, in the Center for Architecture’s Edgar A. Tafel Hall.

Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92
05/10/18 – 11/3/18
Spitzer School of Architecture
09/21/18 – 02/8/19