Manhattan Park Pool Club, Pop Up, New York, NY

Collaboration with K&Co
Completed, 2015.

Manhattan Park Pool Club’s summer 2015 pop-up redesign, dubbed MP Pool Party, is a recently completed temporary installation in an old pool facility on Roosevelt Island. It is the joint work of K&Co (as lead designer) and Pliskin Architecture, with the help of Minneapolis based street artist HOT TEA.

The client, Roosevelt Island Associates, together with of K&Co and Pliskin Architecture, is working on a larger remodel of the outdoor pool area and other public amenities at Manhattan Park, an 8.5 acre waterfront rental community located on Roosevelt Island in New York City. In the interim, the design team proposed a temporary, whimsical installation called “pop-up pool party” that would last for the 2015 pool season. The pop-up pool club will feature new loungers, hammocks, beach-style lifeguard chairs, and other deck furniture, as well as other upgrades – all with an iconic, pop-art feel. The redesigned space features a pool deck mural by noted street artist and “yarn bomber” HOTTEA.

Below is a time-lapse of the installation, produced by the design team and scored by Shinobi Ninja , that covers the 10 days of painting, pizza and beer:


Photos: Barak Pliskin
Video: Thomas Heltzel