DHA proposed the Artificial Landscape Generator (ALG), in their competition entry for a temporary installation /exhibition space under the Highline Park at West 24th street in NYC. The ALG is a low-tech, parallel universe to the Highline above. The dark and forgotten site lacks the natural light, vegetation, and scenic views that make the Highline so successful. And so, for the underutilized space below to become active, we created an artificial atmosphere which replicates the experience of the highline above.
The ALG uses exposed construction scaffolding to hold a layer of artificial turf, an artificial sky with lighting above, and a projection screen to display various forms of media. This assembly of man-made elements creates a surreal atmosphere where exhibitions, interactions, and other events can unfold.