Merit 2005

Zubiarte

Merit Award
Zubiarte, Sonae Sierra, ID8 Studio/RTKL

Zubiarte is an international retail attraction hewn from design elements that are unique to Bilbao, Spain. The city's industrial heritage is clearly referenced through the building's use of stone and brick materials, complemented by numerous steel accent elements.

ID8 Studio/RTKL

Cascading Columns

Merit Award
Cascading Columns, Christian Marc Schmidt, Yale University School of Art

In 1903, the Williamsburg Bridge opened as the largest suspension bridge spanning New York's East River. Never considered aesthetically beautiful, the bridge falls short in comparison with the acclaimed Brooklyn Bridge.

Christian Marc Schmidt, Yale University School of Art

In Search of Identity

Merit Award
In Search of Identity, Nikolai Cornell, Art Center College of Design

This interactive exhibit uses a human-scale display system to allow visitors to explore the photographic work of artist Tatiana Parcero on multiple levels of their own choosing. By projecting through a large pane of half-silvered glass and embedding a diverse range of sensors into the psychical display, the designer created an innovative way for users to incorporate into and interact with the artist's work. The exhibit also includes a dynamic spatial interface that allows the user to explore a timeline of the artist's personal and professional history.

Nikolai Cornell, Art Center College of Design

People Powered

Merit Award
People Powered, Kimberly Viviano, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

America consumes nearly 20 million barrels of oil a day, more than four times that of any other nation. People Powered is an idea that offers the average Chicagoan an opportunity to help his or her nation become less dependent on fossil fuels. The project uses graphics to compare parallel transit modes, highlighting human and environmental benefits.

Kimberly Viviano, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

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