2016 Awards

Haus der Bildung Bonn

Merit Award 2016
Haus der Bildung Bonn

In September 2015, the Adult Education Center and the Municipal Library of the City of Bonn, Germany, moved into a new common home, the House of Education (Haus der Bildung).

A new modern entrance building was added to the existing former administration building to provide barrier-free access to the House of Education and to accommodate additional functions and services such as an event hall.

Polyform (planen und gestalten), Götzelmann Middel Schumann GbR

Interactive Books on Paul Gauguin

Merit Award 2016
Interactive Books on Paul Gauguin

The Fondation Beyeler is a Swiss museum of modern art that ranks as one of the finest in the world. It addresses a diverse public and aims in particular to fire the enthusiasm of young people for art through its exhibitions.

A first in its history, the museum integrated a multimedia room into its exhibition Paul Gaugin.  The room was designed to enhance the impact of the exhibition by offering educational content about the artist and his work to a diverse audience in three languages.

iart ag

Fragment

Merit Award 2016
Fragment

For his thesis project in the MFA Graphic Design program at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Yu Chen wanted to explore graphic design beyond the two-dimensional plane. His installation Fragment was part of a three-part interactive series Type Between the Spaces, an exploration of 3D typography, light and shadow.

Chenyudesign

e°FLOW Interactive Sculpture

Merit Award 2016
e°FLOW Interactive Sculpture

E-paper technology is best known for its use in eReaders around the world. But a unique collaboration between artist Nik Hafermaas of Ueberall International and E Ink Corporation—makers of E Ink Prism™, the eco-friendly, high-fidelity alternative to LED that powers the Kindle reader—has resulted in the world’s largest three-dimensional application of e-paper technology.

Ueberall International LLC

Delft Station Ceiling

Merit Award 2016
Delft Station Ceiling

One of the most eye-catching features of Delft’s new train station and municipal offices is its large 7700m2 vaulted ceiling, adorned with an historic city map in Delft’s blue that arches above the public lobby and station hall. The unique installation creates a memorable experience and can be seen throughout the public space, from both the city entrance as well as the platforms.

Geerdes Ontwerpen

Center for Civil and Human Rights

Merit Award 2016
Center for Civil and Human Rights

The Center for Civil and Human Rights tells the story and brings to life the American civil rights movement and introduces past and current human rights issues across the globe. The Morehouse College Martin Luther King Jr. Collection gallery exhibits King’s personal papers and writings. Together they form the basis for an ongoing dialogue on international human rights.

Rockwell Group (exhibition design)

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Merit Award 2016
Sylvia Harris Award 2016
Canadian Museum for Human Rights

The new Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg was designed as a national hub for human rights learning and discovery and a catalyst for a new era of global human rights leadership. Interactive experience firm Gagarin (Reykjavík) was given a complex challenge: communicate, in a highly accessible and engaging way, stories about struggles and triumphant movements for change in the realization of human rights around the world.

Gagarin

300 South Wacker Drive

Merit Award 2016
300 South Wacker Drive

300 South Wacker Drive, a commercial office building in downtown Chicago’s West Loop, needed a new identity. ESI Design envisioned a map theme that would highlight the building’s connection to the city and the river. Their solution is a 40-story mural that proclaims “You are Here” on the building exterior and a bright, captivating entryway and lobby.

101 Collins Street

Merit Award 2016
101 Collins Street

Melbourne landmark 101 Collins Street is a 57-story skyscraper considered one of the city’s most prestigious business addresses. One of its many amenities, buried deep inside its underground car park, is an end-of-trip cycling facility that caters to competitive commuter cyclists and mid-day joggers.

Fabio Ongarato Design

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