GDAP 2012

Book Shelf

Honor
Book Shelf, Ashkal Alwan, Lebanese Association of Plastic Arts, PenguinCube SAL

The Ashkal Alwan Home Workspace is a scholarship-driven contemporary arts school and artist residency space that opened its doors to students in 2011. The space provides a tuition-free program for 15 young artists and cultural practitioners to work for 11 months alongside a resident scholar. 

PenguinCube

Celebrating 100 Years

Honor Award
Celebrating 100 Years, New York Public Library, Pentagram Design

On May 23, 2011, the New York Public Library celebrated the 100th anniversary of its landmark Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street. To mark the occasion, Pentagram was commissioned to create Celebrating 100 Years, the library’s centennial exhibition, a presentation of 250 artifacts that highlight the collections and history of this remarkable institution.

Pentagram Design

Empty Sky: The New Jersey 9/11 Memorial

Honor Award
Empty Sky: The New Jersey 9/11 Memorial, State of New Jersey Department of Treasury, Frederic Schwartz Architects

Just west of the tip of lower Manhattan and at the confluence of the Hudson River and the Atlantic Ocean, Liberty State Park played many roles in the events of September 11 and its aftermath. During the attacks, Jersey City residents and office workers gathered on the shore, witnessing the burning and collapse of the towers. Soon after, dozens of private, commercial, and Coast Guard boats shuttled evacuees from lower Manhattan to the docks at the park in the largest boatlift ever undertaken.

Frederic Schwartz Architects

The High Line Signage

Honor Award
The High Line Signage, Friends of the High Line, Pentagram Design

Originally built for freight trains in the 1930s, the High Line is an elevated rail structure on Manhattan’s West Side that has been turned into the city’s most popular new park. The structure was saved from demolition by Friends of the High Line, a community-based non-profit organization that advocated for the preservation and reuse of the structure as a pedestrian promenade. In 2011, Phase 2, from West 20th Street to West 30th Street, was opened to the public. The first section, from Gansevoort Street to West 20th Street, was opened in 2009.

Pentagram Design

Reflex

Honor Award
Reflex, Assembleia da República, P-06 Atelier

REFLEX was an exhibition celebrating the Portuguese Constitution of 1911 and the process behind its making, featuring text excerpts, parliamentary speeches, images, cartoons, and original documents.

P-06 Atelier

ANZ Centre

Merit Award
ANZ Centre, ANZ, Fabio Ongarato Design, HASSELL, Lend Lease Design

ANZ bank, renowned for its strong work culture, has a new head office in Melbourne— home to more than 6,500 staff and now the largest single-tenanted commercial office building in Australia.

Inspired by the riverside setting and the maritime character intrinsic to Docklands, the fluid forms and powerful internal spaces contribute to a commanding presence. The design evolved around the concept of an urban campus, focused on a central common, with a hierarchy of shared spaces, an openness fostering interaction, and a rich variety of settings providing scale and complexity.

Fabio Ongarato Design, HASSELL, Lend Lease Design

Battery Point Sculpture Trail

Merit Award
Battery Point Sculpture Trail, Hobart City Council, Futago in collaboration with Judith Abell and Chris Viney

Battery Point Sculpture Trail is a permanent installation of nine individually designed and fabricated sculptures along a walking route through an historic waterfront suburb of Hobart, the capital city of Tasmania, Australia's island state. The trail was conceived as a way to increase visitor movement along the foreshore, encourage exploration of the roads and paths, and raise awareness of the area’s history while giving equal balance to public art and interpretation.

Futago in collaboration with Judith Abell and Chris Viney

Dig Deep

Merit Award
Dig Deep, MFA Thesis, Virginia Commonwealth University, Cassie Hester

Dig Deep, a typographic installation created by MFA candidate Cassie Hester, is a study in the power of simplicity. Installed on the exterior wall of the Pollak Building, a design facility on the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va., the 16- by 4-foot typographic installation consists of two sheets of 4- by 8-foot treated birch plywood, three coats of white high-gloss outdoor paint, 500 plastic straws, 8,064 pilot holes, 8,064 nails, and pink and white outdoor sequins.

Cassie Hester

German Expressionism: The Graphic Impulse

Merit Award
German Expressionism: The Graphic Impulse, MoMA, MoMA Department of Advertising and Graphic Design

German Expressionism: The Graphic Impulse was an exhibition of more than 250 prints, drawings, paintings, sculptures, illustrated books, and periodicals drawn from MoMA’s collection of 3,000 pieces from this period. The vast amount of work inspired the idea of transforming the galleries into a time capsule of sorts—prompting visitors to feel as if they were walking into a cumulative presentation of this unique movement of art’s many works.

MoMA Department of Advertising and Graphic Design

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