@SituStudio’s Times Square “Heartwalk”
Dumbo, Brooklyn-based Situ Studio (@situstudio) recently built in Times Square “Heartwalk,” a heart-shaped structure constructed entirely of debris from Hurricane Sandy’s aftermath. The four-person group of designers and builders shared their process of constructing Heartwalk on Instagram along the way.
“The genesis of the Heartwalk project was tied to reusing reclaimed material from Hurricane Sandy. The entire structure is fabricated out of boardwalks salvaged from different communities around the Tri-State Area,” says Situ’s Bradley Samuels. “Approximately 500,000 people pass through Times Square each day, and we decided that Instagram would be the most effective tool to populate a gallery with user-generated content.”
The Heartwalk sculpture, shared on Instagram through the #heartwalktsq hashtag, was the winning submission to the fifth annual Times Square Valentine Heart Design competition and was commissioned by Times Square Alliance (@timessquarenyc) and Design Trust for Public Space (@designtrustnyc). It will be on display in Times Square until Sunday, March 10.
For more photos of Heartwalk, and to follow Situ Studio’s future endeavors, follow @situstudio.