GDA 2016

Parc Olympique Lyonnais

Merit Award 2016
Parc Olympique Lyonnais

The new 59,186-capacity Parc Olympique Lyonnais is designed to represent the aspirations of the eponymous local football club, and also of Lyon itself. Populous Activate was commissioned to design the wayfinding strategy and signage for the stadium and surrounding car parks.

The goal of the wayfinding and signage program was to give people the freedom to navigate the stadium easily while they enjoy the events there. This included directing nearly 60,000 people to their seats from multiple points of arrival, as well as sending them out the right way after events.

Populous Activate

Noticing Tools

Merit Award 2016
Noticing Tools

Math and Science Meet Recess

It’s no secret that tests and textbooks might not be the best way to teach a class of energetic students. Educators are on the hunt for a better way, including the team at the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI). Funded by a grant from the

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Local Projects partnered with NYSCI to get science and math out of the classroom and empower students to take learning into their own hands.

Teaching Kids How to Notice

Local Projects

Wayfinding for Moscow

Merit Award 2016
Wayfinding for Moscow

Moscow’s vision is to build a world-class, dual-language, multi-modal transportation network to improve the experience of the city for citizens and visitors alike. To help realize this vision, the Moscow Department of Transport (DOT) commissioned City ID to create a unifying visual identity and wayfinding system to seamlessly integrate all forms of movement across the city.

City ID and Billings Jackson Design

“Me Too”

Merit Award 2016
“Me Too”

For her MFA Student Fall Thesis project in the MFA Graphic and Interactive Design Program at Temple University, Karen Watkins responded to a topic prompt on empathy.

Karen Watkins, MFA Candidate, Graphic and Interactive Design

Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park Wayfinding

Merit Award 2016
Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park Wayfinding

Makara Peak is a world-class conservation and mountain bike park in Wellington. With over 40km of track, it is a playground for mountain bikers, runners and walkers alike in a restored native forest bustling with bird life. The existing signage was outdated and wasn’t fit for purpose, often causing visitors to struggle finding their way within the park.

Massey University School of Design

Jacob A. Riis: Revealing New York’s Other Half

Merit Award 2016
Jacob A. Riis: Revealing New York’s Other Half

Jacob Riis (1849-1914) was a pioneering newspaper reporter and social reformer in New York at the turn of the 20th century. His then-novel idea of using photographs of the city’s slums to illustrate the plight of impoverished residents established Riis as a forerunner of modern photojournalism.

The Museum of the City of New mounted the first major retrospective of Riis’s photographic work in the United States since World War II. His reportage and photos—while somewhat flawed by personal and political biases—still resonate today.

Studio Joseph

Hyundai Card Music Library

Merit Award 2016
Hyundai Card Music Library

Music-loving members of Korea’s largest credit card company, Hyundai Card, have a new venue to call their own. Set within a steep hillside in the rapidly changing Yongsan (“Dragon Hill”) district overlooking Seoul to the south, the Hyundai Card Music Library + Understage is the latest outpost to join a handful of exclusive card-member amenities.

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

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