A Double Moon for Pruitt-Igoe

Our team is submitting two projects, with a single board for each. The first project is called ‘Double Moon’: The moon has a doppelgänger. An artificial twin hovers over the former site of the Pruitt-Igoe housing project in St. Louis Missouri. Glowing softly in the twilight, the globe illuminates the surrounding streets. A curious presence in the skyline, the incandescent orb spurs a discovery process for spectators. A beacon in the night, the double moon orients inhabitants, marking this historic site to viewers around the city.

During the day the interior of the moon will be used as an auditorium, a venue for musical performances such as the Northside Cherubim Youth Choir. The top of the globe would feature an observation deck. The moon floats above the site of the former Pruitt-Igoe houses, leaving intact the forty year old wilderness that has taken root.

The residents of the north side have lost so much, but now they have their very own moon. People from around the world will come to see it. The moon is universally appreciated, its positive connotations affirm our humanity.

Project Team: Ostap Rudakevych, Masayuki Sono, Yuko Sono
Project Firm: Clouds Architecture Office, New York City