Another year, another Times Square Valentine Heart Design Competition! Today we bring to you the 2019 Times Square Valentine Heart Design By Reddymade. Yes, that’s it! Reddymade‘s won the eleventh annual Times Square Valentine Heart Design Competition!
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The Times Square Valentine Heart Design Competition is an annual invitation for architecture and design firms to submit proposals for an iconic public art installation that celebrates and communicates love in the heart of this dynamic city.
It was a leader in today’s global design culture that win the 2019 competition. Architecture and Design firm Reddymade was founded by Suchi Reddy in 2002. Since its inception, the firm has been lauded for its formal experimentation, its imaginative use of color and passion for innovative materials.
“X (2019), Reddymade’s winning design for the eleventh annual Times Square Valentine Heart Design Competition, explores how love emerges within communities where difference meets equality. An “X” evokes many expressions of interpersonal and civic love, including the written symbol for a kiss, and even the mark of a vote. People from all backgrounds cross paths in Times Square, and Reddymade’s design offers them a meeting point for further exchange and connection.”
– Times Square Arts
Reddymade is an architecture and design firm that focuses on the economic, social, environmental, and cultural impacts of their work.
“In times of rising xenophobia and division in communities around the world, Dr. West’s sentiment resonated with me as being both timely and poetic, and I was inspired to make an installation that was not just beautiful, or interesting, but meaningful. Exploring the idea of communities as spaces of intersection led me to the tectonic expression of the “X,” which fits the context of Times Square, one of the most thriving intersections of people, place, and culture, and its XXX history. X is for love.”
– Suchi Reddy, Founding Principal, Reddymade
X takes its titular form with two crossed aluminum planes, creating a passageway through or a snug meeting place within the 18-foot-tall structure. Round openings at the centers of the planes combine into heart shapes when viewed from different angles. X’s glowing light grows brighter as people gather underneath its intersection.
It’s really misterious and call for our curiosity because encourages everyone to experinence the different perpectives of the X to discover the magic and beauty on it! You have to experiment it, don’t miss this chance, the X is in Times Square until 28 February, 2019.