GDA 2019

Jahadam Project

Merit Award 2019
Jahadam Project

The Jahadam Project was done on a three-way pedestrian overpass located at Shinyoung-Dong, Seoul, Korea. This Project was to develop this pedestrian overpass as a public art structure using a multidisciplinary approach reflecting local cultural and historical context, the bridge’s spatial characteristics and visitor analysis to make it a meaningful experience. The Jahadam project transformed the oldest overpass structure into a new cultural space, combining the resident’s imagination and ideas arising from the surrounding environment where nature and city life coexist.

Heart of Iceland

Merit Award 2019
Heart of Iceland

Thingvellir is a natural wonder, situated on the tectonic plate boundaries of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. It is the place where Iceland became a commonwealth when the parliament was established there in 930 CE, and the park has for centuries had a unique place in the heart of every Icelander. At Þingvellir‘s visitor’s center, Hakið, visitors are invited on a journey through history and through Thingvellir National Park’s nature.

Calgary Central Library

Merit Award 2019
Calgary Central Library

The stunning new Calgary Central Library in rapidly developing Calgary, Alberta, is an inspiring vision of what a public space can be. The landmark transforms the streetscape, creating connections in a transitional area of the city by joining Calgary’s downtown with its East Village. Designed by Snøhetta and DIALOG, the building welcomes, reflects and engages with its community, proving that that in a digital age, public libraries are more important than ever before.

Jackalope Mornington Peninsula

Merit Award 2019
Jackalope Mornington Peninsula

In one of the most daring and avant-garde moves in the hotel industry to date, the $40 million Jackalope Hotel was launched in April 2017 in the heart of Australia’s Mornington Peninsula wine region. On an 11-hectare site spanning the Willow Creek vineyard, Jackalope consists of: forty-six guest rooms and suites; destination dining restaurant Doot Doot Doot; meeting and event spaces Jenka and Jackyak; and the surreal and eclectic Flaggerdoot, the hotel’s signature wine and cocktail bar.

ARUP Workplace

Honor Award 2019
ARUP Workplace

Studio Ongarato developed a comprehensive signage and environmental graphics system based on the concept "Testing Grounds" for the Melbourne headquarters of globally respected engineering firm Arup. Designed to complement the organization’s corporate values of honesty, integrity and ingenuity, the final outcome reflects notions of investigation, discovery, innovation and the aspiration to put "Arup on Display."

Lenses on the Sky

Finalist 2018
Merit Award 2019
Lenses on the Sky

Lenses on the Sky is a large-scale environmental installation permanently residing outside of OMSI’s newly redesigned Planetarium. This interactive installation pairs the study of space science with cultural stories from across the globe and investigates how humans across time have interpreted the stars and imagined the exploration of new frontiers.

Map The Square

Finalist 2017
Merit Award 2019
Map The Square

Pioneer Square is home to stark contrasts. Art galleries, boutique restaurants, high-end housing and blossoming tech startups within historic buildings are contrasted by homelessness, development limitations, a hub of mental health facilities and lack of urban-enhancing amenities.

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