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Pipe Dreaming at FESTA

Merit Award 2017
Pipe Dreaming at FESTA

The Festival of Transitional Architecture (FESTA) in Christchurch was initiated in 2012 as a way to reimagine a city in flux, finding its feet after its devastating earthquake. FESTA is curated by Te Pūtahi, a non-profit focused on the current rebuild and ongoing renewal of Christchurch. In 2016, FESTA’s headline event was “Lean Means”—a night of installation and celebration framed around exploring sustainability through the reuse of waste materials for creative urban regeneration.

Photography Interpretive Gallery

Merit Award 2017
Photography Interpretive Gallery

“Photography is one of the foundations on which this house is built. We want to set it up as the equal of painting here,” said SFMOMA Director Neal Benezra. SFMOMA has been photography’s longtime champion, and with the addition of its massive Pritzker Center, it is now home to the largest space permanently dedicated to photography in any art museum in the United States.

The Strand, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.)

Merit Award 2017
The Strand, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.)

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) is San Francisco’s preeminent theater company. The 50-year-old arts nonprofit recently commissioned the design and renovation of a derelict cinema on San Francisco’s Market Street. Care was taken to sensitively retrofit the shell of the former 725-seat cinema: the façade was restored and essential modern theater elements were layered over the raw backdrop of the original building.

The Washington Post

Merit Award 2017
The Washington Post

For more than 140 years, The Washington Post has stood as one of the most respected and trustworthy names in journalism—committed to responsible reporting and an inexhaustible search for the truth. The company is evolving, using new forms of media to expand its tireless mission in both delivery and dialogue.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Signage

Merit Award 2017
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Signage

In December 2014, following a three-year renovation that has restored the historic Andrew Carnegie Mansion and increased the museum’s exhibition space by 60 percent, the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum reopened to the public. Pentagram’s Michael Gericke and Eddie Opara have collaborated on the graphics for the revitalized institution, including a bold new graphic identity, website, signage, wayfinding, and exhibition graphics.

MahaNahkon CUBE

Merit Award 2017
MahaNahkon CUBE

MahaNahkon is a new 77-story high-rise mixed-use complex located on a 3.6-acre site in the heart of Bangkok’s Central Business District. The building is designed by Ole Scheeren of Büro Ole Scheeren and developed by Pace Development. Pentagram has designed a program of environmental graphics for MahaNahkon, including dynamic digital installations for CUBE, the building’s retail component.

Closed Worlds

Merit Award 2017
"Closed Worlds" Exhibition

What do outer space capsules, submarines, and office buildings have in common? Each was conceived as a closed system, a self-sustaining physical environment that is set apart from its surroundings and uses its own matter and energy to function. “Closed Worlds” was an exhibition at the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York that presents 41 living prototypes for these ecologically regenerative systems.

1 Martin Place

Merit Award 2017
1 Martin Place

When a client’s design ethos in the workplace is about openness and connecting people, it’s an excellent start and one that this financial client was keen to replicate across its three Sydney sites. The Urbanite team’s strategic thinking directly supported these values and drove the wayfinding and placemaking outcome across this building’s seven floors.

This financial brand is held up in the industry as a forward-thinking organization actively prioritizing workplace design. Of their three major workspaces in Sydney’s CBD, two are award-winning architectural triumphs.

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