Press Release: “Transport” was commissioned by the Architectural League of New York for their annual Beaux Arts Ball event. Given the theme of transportation and the site of the historic Brooklyn Army Terminal, Leong Leong in collaboration with Jimi- nie Ha created a landscape of mutant cargo and shifting hues of color. The existing terminal, designed by architect Cas Gilbert in 1918, was transformed from a monumental industrial space into a series of atmospheric enclaves. Three separate environments created an episodic experience around eating, drinking, and dancing. Milk-crates shrink wrapped into ambiguous shapes clustered to form areas for gathering and socializing while a cloud of 400 UV lights illuminated the dance floor.
Design team: LEONG LEONG with Jiminie Ha
Project team: Chris Leong, Dominic Leong, Jiminie Ha, Tracey Coffin, Amanda Shin, Nicolas Gomez, Cody Zalk, Ken Young