Heart of Hearts


Center for Architecture

Times Square Arts announced that Collective–LOK was the winner of this 2016's annual Times Square Valentine Heart Design curated by the Center for Architecture. Over the last eight years, the Times Square Alliance has invited architecture and design firms to submit proposals for a romantic public art installation celebrating Valentine’s Day in Times Square. 2016’s winning design, Heart of Hearts, was unveiled on February 9, and remained on view through March 6 at Father Duffy Square, between 46th and 47th Streets.

CLOK’s Heart of Hearts, a faceted ring of twelve golden, mirrored hearts, created an alternative pavilion that reflected and multiplied the pulsating activity of Times Square, creating a kaleidoscopic interior that dissolved the boundaries between viewing and performing. Within the ring, diamond-shaped spaces inside each heart created six “kissing booths” where couples found their activities mirrored, allowing both privacy and publicity in the Heart of Hearts. This room within the room of Times Square is the most site-specific Heart installation to date and was the first time a Valentine Heart reached 10 feet.

To view other 2016 Times Square Valentine Heart Design finalists, please click here.


Mt Sinai Body    Josh Levkoff Body    Bruce Mau Body    

Built in collaboration with Kammetal and Paul Kassabian of SGH, the installation also received support from Hollwich Kushner and Plaskolite, with additional support from Nader Tehrani: NADAAA.
Photo © David Sundberg/Esto.