GDA 2016

QT Sydney

Honor Award 2016
QT Sydney

The flamboyant QT Sydney hotel captures everything its beautifully rejuvenated landmark site demands by blending Gothic, Italian and Art Deco architecture.  Old- world glamour, art-deco design and quirky theatrical touches are delivered with a twist.

Fabio Ongarato Design

Open Source

Honor Award 2016
Open Source

Open Source is the largest international art exhibition in Philadelphia’s history, with impactful public art installations created by 14 renowned international artists and 40 events throughout October 2015––positioning the city as an enlightened leader in the global art community.

As part of the exhibition, 14 new public artworks were installed throughout Philadelphia by international artists including JR and Shepard Fairey. The artists engaged with local communities to inform their project directions, some being participatory in the art-making.

KU Design Week 2016

Honor Award 2016
KU Design Week 2016

KU Design Week is an annual series of events aimed at promoting interdisciplinary design thinking at the University of Kansas, the Lawrence community and beyond. The 2015 theme was 10,000 Hours, celebrating the amount of time that designers and problem solvers spend refining their craft on their way to achieving mastery.

KU design students

INFORMATION

Honor Award 2016
Best of Show Award 2016
INFORMATION

The role of information in modern society is constantly growing and the discipline and role of information design continues to evolve. This was the basic concept for INFORMATION, an exhibition at the Art Academy of Latvia focusing on the products, services and processes of graphic design in Latvia.

Design Studio H2E

Han Meilin Art Museum

Honor Award 2016
Han Meilin Art Museum

Han Meilin is one of China’s preeminent contemporary artists. While he is perhaps best known internationally for his creation of the Fuwa “good luck” dolls for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, he draws his artistic inspiration from the traditional Chinese culture of the two Han dynasties and folk art, while employing a modern artistic language to express his thoughts.

Beijing Trycool Culture & Art Development Co., Ltd.

Fukuoka Children’s Hospital

Honor Award 2016
Fukuoka Children’s Hospital

Most of the patients at Fukuoka Children’s Hospital are critically ill and facing serious and anxiety-producing medical treatments. Many of the patients and their families travel to the new 239-bed, 305,500-sq.-ft. hospital from remote places beyond the borders of the prefecture.

The goal of the Shimazu Environmental Graphics design team was to create a space that would decrease the stress and anxiety for children and their families and allow them to easily navigate the hospital, from patient room to examination rooms and various treatment spaces.

Shimazu Environmental Graphics Co., Ltd.

Contro Spazio: Punti in Aria

Honor Award 2016
Contro Spazio: Punti in Aria

Contro Spazio: Punti in Aria (Counter Space: Points in Air) was a site-specific installation displayed in the SG Gallery and on the streets of Venice from July 7 to July 27, 2015. The goal of the project was to use graphic design (specifically, the printed ephemera of tourism) to provoke visitors and residents of the city to consider the ways in which graphic design fashions an image of Venice.

Anne Bush Design

Bloomberg San Francisco Tech Hub

Honor Award 2016
Bloomberg San Francisco Tech Hub

For their new tech hub in San Francisco, Bloomberg wanted to create a space that embodied their status as an established and innovative technology company. There would be no ping-pong tables, silkscreened inspirational posters or playroom-inspired spaces. Bloomberg is not a start-up, but a mature leader in the technology space. The Tech Hub is a laboratory of science and art. Its occupants take financial data and create new uses and applications for it. 

Alserkal Arrows

Honor Award 2016
Alserkal Arrows 288x288

Despite its (partly-justified) reputation as a commerce-driven city with a dearth of art and culture, the evolution of Dubai's socioeconomic landscape in recent years has given rise to a new demand for cultural spaces, in particular local galleries and contemporary art studios. Al Quoz district, once a bland industrial quarter on the fringes of the city, has been the unlikely epicenter of this awakening, with a vibrant art and design community sprouting up between the extant manufacturing estates.

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