2017 Awards

MahaNahkon CUBE

Merit Award 2017
MahaNahkon CUBE

MahaNahkon is a new 77-story high-rise mixed-use complex located on a 3.6-acre site in the heart of Bangkok’s Central Business District. The building is designed by Ole Scheeren of Büro Ole Scheeren and developed by Pace Development. Pentagram has designed a program of environmental graphics for MahaNahkon, including dynamic digital installations for CUBE, the building’s retail component.

Closed Worlds

Merit Award 2017
"Closed Worlds" Exhibition

What do outer space capsules, submarines, and office buildings have in common? Each was conceived as a closed system, a self-sustaining physical environment that is set apart from its surroundings and uses its own matter and energy to function. “Closed Worlds” was an exhibition at the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York that presents 41 living prototypes for these ecologically regenerative systems.

1 Martin Place

Merit Award 2017
1 Martin Place

When a client’s design ethos in the workplace is about openness and connecting people, it’s an excellent start and one that this financial client was keen to replicate across its three Sydney sites. The Urbanite team’s strategic thinking directly supported these values and drove the wayfinding and placemaking outcome across this building’s seven floors.

This financial brand is held up in the industry as a forward-thinking organization actively prioritizing workplace design. Of their three major workspaces in Sydney’s CBD, two are award-winning architectural triumphs.

Seoul National University Arts Research Center Wayfinding

Merit Award 2017
Seoul National University Arts Research Center Wayfinding

The Seoul National University Arts Research Center is a shared-use facility for undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Fine Arts and the College of Music. The building is constructed in a modern style as an L-shaped steel frame with a glass atrium at the center that serves as the core of the structure and passageway to access the various parts of the facility.

The Segregated Lunch Counter and Panorama of the Civil Rights Movement

Merit Award 2017
The Segregated Lunch Counter and Panorama of the Civil Rights Movement

The National Museum of African American History and Culture’s goal with the “Segregated Lunch Counter” interactive was to teach visitors about the methods and organizational approaches used by activists for protests during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. The concept for the interactive and panorama film were initially designed by Ralph Appelbaum Associates and the Museum curatorial and design team as part of the exhibit design phase, but the interactive design and content was produced and deployed by Cortina Productions.

Boy Scout Scott Visitor Center

Merit Award 2017
Boy Scout Scott Visitor Center Square

The Scott Visitor Center at the Boy Scout Summit Reserve in the mountains of West Virginia is the point of entry to the 10,000-acre high adventure camp—a veritable Mecca for Scouts. The architecture of the building itself, by Lake|Flato architects, reached the perfect balance between the rugged elegance of old lodges and camp buildings and something more contemporary feeling–expressed in one way by an undulating roofline supported by hand-hewn tree trunks. 

Mac Conner—A New York Life

Merit Award 2017

“Mac Conner—A New York Life” was shown in one of the first floor galleries at the Museum of the City of New York. This was the first exhibition of Mac Conner’s work and paid homage to one of the industry’s greats. It was part of a series of temporary exhibitions to educate the public on the past and future of New York City.

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