Fresh Press: MJH in eOculus

The firm's Voices of Liberty project appeared today in eOculus, the newsletter of the New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA/NY) today. The write-up includes a nod to one of the voices in the exhibit, architect Daniel Libeskind: The recently opened 2,200-square-foot Keeping History Center is the first permanent addition to the Museum of Jewish Heritage since the Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates-designed Robert M. Morgenthau Wing opened in 2003. Designed by the interdisciplinary design firm C&G Partners, and Potion, a design and technology firm, the center is located at the end of a special exhibition hall that contains the Garden of Stones Timekeeper, a time-lapse showcase of Andy Goldsworthy’s sculptural installation. With panoramic views of New York Harbor, modular Plyboo chevron-shaped benches echo the room’s position in relation to the Statue of Liberty. They are located in circular listening stations that play “Voices of Liberty,” a soundscape of immigrant voices describing arriving in America for the first time accessed via an iPod Touch. One of the voices is Daniel Libeskind, AIA, who arrived in New York in 1959. C&G Partners did concept, exhibit, graphic and web design for the project. Collaborators Potion did concept and technology design and implementation. See the article in the online newsletter here.