Experiential Graphic Design

W.L. Gore Capabilities Center

Merit Award
W.L. Gore Capabilities Center, Carbone Smolan Agency

The Gore story is enormously complex and rich with information. The developer and manufacturer of high-performance fluorocarbon polymers (including GORE-TEX®) assembled a multidisciplinary team of designers, architects, and fabricators to help translate the science behind its innovative products into a visible and understandable brand expression.

Carbone Smolan led the design and development of Gore’s new 6,000-sq.-ft.

Carbone Smolan Agency

Wilson Sporting Goods Headquarters

Merit Award
Wilson Sporting Goods Headquarters, Gensler

Before beginning the design of Wilson Sporting Goods’ headquarters, the Gensler team undertook an extensive analysis of the company’s existing workplace, studying the way employees interact, how they feel in their space, and how the work flows. The goals were to align with the energy and teamwork common to all sports, and promote creativity and innovation in all departments. The renovated office reflects the passion of its employees, increases recruitment and retention, and educates visitors about the Wilson brand.

Gensler

Yale University Art Gallery Signage

Merit Award
Yale University Art Gallery Signage, Open

Louis Kahn’s 1953 Yale University Art Gallery building is one of the first examples of Kahn’s distinctive style. Located across the street from the British Art Center, one of Kahn’s last buildings, the Gallery (known as the Kahn building) is an architectural landmark in the city of New Haven. As part of a decade-long restoration by Polshek Partnership Architects, Open developed a comprehensive signage system guided by two basic principles. First, all of the signage needed to be reversible so that the original condition of the building could be restored.

Open

Dream Cube

Honor Award
Dream Cube: 2010 World Expo Shanghai Corporate Pavilion, Shanghai Corporate Community, ESI Design

Dream Cube: 2010 World Expo Shanghai Corporate Pavilion

ESI Design collaborated with the Shanghai corporate community and a group of world-renowned architects and artists to design the 40,000-sq.-ft. Dream Cube for the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai. The pavilion encouraged visitors to participate in a multimedia experience comprised of cutting-edge technology, dreamlike environments, collaborative social spaces, and sustainably designed materials.

ESI Design

Forgotten Cities Hiking Trails

Honor Award
Forgotten Cities Hiking Trails, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, PenguinCube SAL

The Forgotten Cities Hiking Trails run along three different routes in the area of Samaan (Simeon) Mountain, the Limestone Massif of North Syria to the west of Aleppo. More than 700 dead or forgotten cities containing archeological sites and rich cultural and natural heritage features are located along the 140-kilometer north/south trail that varies from 20 to 30 kilometers wide.

PenguinCube

Maxxi National Museum of XXI Century Arts

Honor Award
Maxxi National Museum of XXI Century Arts, ma:design SRL

MAXXI, the Zaha Hadid-designed national museum of contemporary art in Rome, opened in May 2010. Hadid created a building characterized by sinuous and geometric shapes, volumes that separate from the main building to overlook the city, exposed cement, modulation of natural light, and the use of white in all its shades.

The MAXXI Foundation wanted the signage system to provide essential information in a clear, visible, but non-invasive way. Ma:design conceived the signage system to reflect the architectural concepts of using light/shadow, full/empty, and rigid/organic shapes.

ma:design SRL

Skin – Pavilion of Knowledge

Honor Award
Skin,  Pavilion of Knowledge, P-06 Atelier, JLCG Architects

The Pavilion of Knowledge in Lisbon is an interactive science and technology museum that aims to make science accessible to all. Through its exhibits and educational programs, its goals are to stimulate experimentation and exploration of the physical world.

Design firm P-06 Atelier (Lisbon) collaborated with project architects JLCG Architects to create an environmental “skin” for the museum’s multi-purpose foyer.

P-06 Atelier, JLCG Architects

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