Placemaking and Identity

San-Ai Clinic Color and Signage Design

Merit Award
San-Ai Clinic Color and Signage Design, San-Ai Kai Medical Corp., MED

San-Ai Clinic is a rehabiliation facility that recently undertook a renovation and expansion, almost doubling its usable space for rehabilitation activities.

Purposely designed free of elaborate appointments, the space features open spaces, high ceilings, and no partitions—creating a modern, friendly environment. The space is divided into 12 functional areas and patient therapy is not limited to any one space; patients can move from area to area in circuit-training fashion.

MED

Go with God

Honor Award
Go with God, Eduardo Fernandes/Ermida Nossa Senhora da Conceição, R2 Design

When an 18th century Portuguese chapel was reopened as an art gallery, the owners and R2 Design (Porto, Portugal) used its façade as the canvas for an artful typographic composition that recalls the building’s former use, but creates a new cultural venue.

R2 Design

B&T Pizza

Merit Award
B&T Pizza, Kuhlmann Leavitt

The founder of Bridge & Tunnel Pizza is a former New Yorker who aspires to create a franchise out of his New York style pizza-by-the-slice restaurant. He asked Kuhlmann Leavitt to develop a brand identity and design the interior of his flagship restaurant in St. Louis.

Kuhlmann Leavitt

Cristal Bar

Merit Award
Cristal Bar, Zenses Group, Katrin Olina Ltd.

Using up-to-the-minute film and printing technology and imagery that combines the traditions of murals, grotesques, and symbols, Katrin Olina created an immersive, otherworldly destination in Cristal Bar, a 1,200-sq.-ft. bar in a Hong Kong high-rise. Using 3M graphic film, The Icelandic designer covered every wall, ceiling, and floor surface in imagery, creating a huge, seamless painting that spans the bar’s four interconnected spaces.

Katrin Olina Ltd.

Dubai Mall Catwalk

Merit Award
Dubai Mall Catwalk, Emaar, Square Peg Design

The Dubai Mal is the new “world’s largest mall” in Dubai. The 12 million-sq.-ft. mall is located directly at the base of the Burj Dubai, which will be the world’s tallest tower when it opens in late 2009.

Fashion Avenue is the mall’s high-end fashion district and the atrium where it is located is a major intersection where fashion shows and multimedia events take center stage. The fashion catwalk literally rises out of the floor of the atrium.

Square Peg Design

Harrah’s Resort Media Façade

Merit Award
Harrah’s Resort Media Façade, Harrah's Resort Atlantic City, Tim Hunter Design

Harrah’s goal was to assert itself as the premier resort in Atlantic City by creating a unique and cutting-edge architectural media statement that would command the attention of all visitors coming to and from the city. Harrah’s intention was not to create a giant billboard. Not only would the display be huge, but it would give the Waterfront Tower, the casino’s home, its own personality.

Tim Hunter Design

Hugo Boss Orange Concept Store

Merit Award
Hugo Boss Orange Concept Store, Hugo Boss AG, Projekttriangle Design Studio

Projekttriangle Design Studio was hired to create the interior graphic design for the new Hugo Boss Orange Monostore in Mannheim, Germany. The new concept store was part of a global campaign for the Hugo Boss Orange label.

Projekttriangle designed a modular graphics concept that has since been implemented in more than 200 stores worldwide.

Projekttriangle Design Studio

Invesco Headquarters

Merit Award
Invesco Headquarters, Invesco, Gensler

Invesco, a global investment management company based in Atlanta, approached Gensler with a design challenge to create work environments for their new 177,000-sq.-ft., LEED-Silver-certified headquarters space.

The environments needed to be not only beautiful places to work, but also sophisticated communication vehicles for the Invesco brand.

Gensler

Lance Armstrong Foundation Headquarters

Merit Award
Lance Armstrong Foundation Headquarters, fd2s inc.

Founded in 1997 by cancer survivor and champion cyclist Lance Armstrong, the Lance Armstrong Foundation has raised more than $260 million for the fight against cancer. The organization’s new headquarters facility, a renovation of the 30,000-sq.-ft. Gulf Paper warehouse in East Austin, houses foundation staff and also supports the survivorship mission by providing space for programs and activities.

fd2s inc.

McVillage

Merit Award
McVillage, McDonald's, UXUS

McDonald’s commissioned UXUS to create an inspiring children’s activity area for the under-seven set, bringing the theme of “What I eat, what I do” to life. The concept embodies an inspiring, playful, educational, and entertaining area within a McDonald’s restaurant no bigger than 20sqm in space.

The project is primarily executed through large, collage-inspired illustrations. The aesthetic is playful yet visually sophisticated, designed to enhance the overall atmosphere of the restaurant and please both the parents and children.

UXUS

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