+ POOL

A Public Art Installation In The River

Coming August 2017

+ POOL Light is a public art installation in NYC’s Harbor designed by Family & PlayLab. The project visualizes the conditions of NYC’s waterways through a light installation and interactive website, posing the question: what can we do differently to further preserve and protect our waterways?

The summer-long public art installation is a precursor to the installation of + POOL in NYC that helps visualize + POOL’s water quality data. Designed by Family & PlayLab, + POOL Light illuminates the physical conditions of the river and rethinks the relationship between the natural and built environments. The installation traces the exact size, 200 x 200 ft, and + shape of the future pool, with LEDs staggered every eight feet that illuminate and change in color based on the quality of water in the river in real-time. 

Free for the public to engage and enjoy, and viewable from a variety of geographic points in NYC–from the Brooklyn Waterfront to the Bridges connecting Brooklyn and Manhattan–the project offers the community a unique artistic lens through which to view their urban environment and raises awareness about the current state of our rivers.

The installation is designed by Family & PlayLab in collaboration with Floating Point and McLaren Engineering.  Fabrication support is provided by the Beam Center through its student apprentice program.

+ POOL Light is made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts.  Additional support has been provided by Heineken and that Mayor’s Office of Technology and Innovation.

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THANK YOU.
Your donation qualifies you for a tile!

We’ll engrave your name (or any message up to 80 characters) on a + POOL tile and send you a mockup to display and show off to your friends.

Would you like to add a name or message to the walls and deck of + POOL?