GDAP 2011

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

Urban Tales Shadow Typography

Honor Award
Urban Tales Shadow Typography, Massey University, College of Creative Arts, Katie Bevin

Urban Tales is a time-based, site-specific piece of environmental typography created by Katie Bevin, a student in the Graphic Design Program, College of Creative Arts at Massey University in Wellington, New Zealand.

For her final project in 2010, Bevin combined form with shadow to create a temporal typographic narrative in Wellington’s urban Waitangi Park.

Katie Bevin

White Road: Waiting for the Rain

Honor Award
White Road: Waiting for the Rain, Mediterranean Sculpture Symposium, Studio Rašić

The village of Dubrova in Labin, Croatia, has been the site of the Mediterranean Sculpture Symposium since 1970. The symposium originated as a celebration of the beauty of stone indigenous to the region, and the Dubrova Sculpture Park is home to more than 70 monumental outdoor sculptures as well as a unique land art project called White Road, conceived by sculpture symposium founder Josip Diminić.

Studio Rašić

ASICS Australia

Merit Award
ASICS Australia, THERE Design

ASICS is the world’s third largest shoe company. Their new Sydney offices required a graphic overlay that captured the technical aspects that ASICS footwear and apparel are renowned for.

Working in collaboration with WMK Architecture, THERE Design (Sydney) was asked to highlight the company’s dual focus on movement and technology, providing a stimulating environment while reminding staff and visitors of the company’s core brand values.

THERE Design

Branded Environment

Merit Award
Branded Environment, Confidential financial services client, Ayers Saint Gross

For a financial services corporation’s headquarters overlooking Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, Ayers Saint Gross developed an environmental graphic design program that serves as a three-dimensional manifestation of its heritage and brand values.

Ayers Saint Gross

Casa do Conto (House of Tales)

Merit Award
Casa do Conto (House of Tales), R2 Design

Casa do Conto, located in an emerging neighborhood of Porto, Portugal, is a 19th century bourgeois home restored as a guesthouse. After suffering a fire only days before its inauguration in 2009, it underwent another restoration project to renew the interiors, including wooden ceilings and ornamental plaster moldings that had been destroyed.

R2 Design

Change Elevators

Merit Award
Change Elevators, University of Washington, University of Washington School of Art, Division of Design

This installation is a unique collaboration between art and business—two distinctly contrasting disciplines at the University of Washington. The School of Art, Division of Design was commissioned to develop a permanent installation for Paccar Hall, their new campus neighbor and the home of the UW Foster School of Business.

University of Washington School of Art, Division of Design

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