SEGD Global Design Awards 2016 winners announced

Winning projects in the 2016 SEGD Global Design Awards were announced at The 2016 SEGD Conference Experience Seattle.

From a museum for human rights in Winnipeg to a children’s hospital in The Hague to a financial research centre in San Francisco, 39 winning projects use a wide variety of design tools to tell stories, build brands and create a strong sense of place.

The jury evaluated projects in seven categories that represent the core of Experiential Graphic Design: Digital Experience Content, Exhibition, Interactive Experiences, Placemaking and Identity, Public Installations, Strategy/Research/Planning and Wayfinding.

Global design firm Populous Activate received a Merit award for the creation of the event space of  the 2015 World Architecture Festival (WAF) in London.

The firm created an architectural structure comprised of interlocking Ws made of honeycomb cardboard. The jury praised the “purity of form and colour” of the project, calling it “profoundly simple, visually captivating and utterly functional”.

UK-based industrial design firm Billings Jackson Design, in partnership with City ID, also got a Merit award for their “Wayfinding for Moscow” project, a range of intuitive maps and diagrams in order to improve the flow of people through the complex station environments in the Russian capital.

The jury noted, “Moving 9 million people through Moscow each day is a monumental challenge. In a highly complex system of routes and destination, this system is a highly ordered, visually pure example of transportation information. Incorporating a custom Gothic typeface and colour-coding, this system appears to be inspired by the best attributes of the London underground and the New York subway system yet has its own sense of individuality. The rounded forms reference the architectural character of the underground stations and respect beautiful, ornate design in many of the Stalin-era stations.”

11 Honour Awards and 28 Merit Awards—spanning the full spectrum of experiential graphic design, from wayfinding to placemaking and identity, public installations, exhibitions and research projects were chosen from among 371 submissions of experiential graphic design projects from around the world.

Full list of winners 

2016 SEGD GLOBAL DESIGN AWARDS

 

2016 Best of Show / Honor Award

INFORMATION

Exhibitions | Riga, Latvia

Design: Studio H2E

 

2016 Sylvia Harris Award/Honor Award

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Interactive Experience | Winnipeg, Canada

Design: Gagarin

 

2015 Honor Awards

Alserkal Arrows

Wayfinding | Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Design: PenguinCube FZ-LLC

 

Bloomberg San Franciso Tech Hub

Placemaking & Identity | San Francisco, United States

Design: Volume Inc.

 

Contro-Spazio: Punti in Aria

Public Installation | Venice, Italy

Design: Anne Bush Design

 

Drawbot for Brian Eno Project

Interactive Experience | Pasadena, United States

Design: Pearlyn Lii

 

Fukuoka Children’s Hospital

Placemaking and Identity | Fukuoka, Japan

Design: Shimazu Environmental Graphics Co.

 

Han Meilin Art Museum

Wayfinding | Yinchuan, China

Design: Beijing Trycool Culture & Art Development

 

KU Design Week

Public Installation | Lawrence, United States

Design: KU Design Students

 

Open Source

Exhibition | Philadelphia, United States

Design: J2 Design Partnership, in collaboration with ex;it

 

QT Sydney

Placemaking and Identity | Sydney, Australia

Design: Fabio Ongarato Design

 

Target Open House

Interactive Experience | San Francisco, United States

Design: Local Projects

 

Virtual Depictions: San Francisco

Digital Experience Content | San Francisco, United States

Design: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP Architects, Refik Anadol Studio

 

 

2016 Merit Awards

 

101 Collins Street

Public Installation | Melbourne, Australia

Design: Fabio Ongarato Design

 

300 South Wacker for Beacon Capital Partners

Placemaking and Identity | Chicago, United States

Design: ESI Design

 

Center for Civil and Human Rights

Exhibition | Atlanta, United States

Design: Rockwell Group (exhibition design)

 

Delft Train Station Ceiling

Placemaking and Identity | Delft, Netherlands

Design: Geerdes Ontwerpen

 

e°FLOW Interactive Sculpture

Interactive Experience | Chicago & Pasadena, United States

Design: Ueberall International LLC

 

Experience Juliana Children’s Hospital

Interactive Experience | The Hague, Netherlands

Design: Tinker Imagineers

 

Fragment

Interactive Experience | Baltimore, United States

Design: Chenyudesign

 

Haus der Bildung Bonn

Wayfinding | Bonn, Germany

Design: Polyform, Götzelmann Middel Schumann GbR

 

Hyundai Card Music Library + Understage

Placemaking and Identity | Seoul, South Korea

Design: Gensler

 

Interactive Book on Paul Gauguin

Interactive Experience | Reihen, Switzerland

Design: iart ag

 

Jacob A. Riis: Revealing New York’s Other Half

Exhibition | New York City, United States

Design: Studio Joseph

 

Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park Wayfinding

Wayfinding | Wellington, New Zealand

Design: Massey University School of Design

 

Me Too

Public Installation | Philadelphia, United States

Design: Karen Watkins, MFA Candidate, Graphic and Interactive Design

 

Noticing Tools

Digital Experience Content | New York City, United States

Design: Local Projects

 

Parc Olympique Lyonnais Wayfinding

Wayfinding | Lyon, France

Design: Populous Activate

 

Revolution in the Landscape: Re-experience Halprin’s Fountains

Public Installation | Portland, United States

Design: SEGD Portland Chapter; Mayer/Reed, Portland State University Graphic Design Department, Sticky Co, PNCA Animation Arts,

 

Rockaway Boardwalk Beach Graphics

Placemaking and Identity | Queens, United States

Design: Pentagram

 

SAIC LeRoy Neiman Center Donor Recognition

Public Installation | Chicago, United States

Design: Media Objectives at Valerio Dewalt Train

 

Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center

Placemaking and Identity | Lead, United States

Design: C&G Partners

 

Texas Children’s Hospital Wayfinding Research & Assessment

Strategy/Research/Planning | Houston, United States

Design: Formation

 

The Riverdale Country School Learning Complex

Placemaking and Identity | Bronx, United States

Design: Open

 

Turn Left Turn Right

Placemaking and Identity | Shanghai, China

Design: Public Design Lab, Tongji University College of Design & Innovation

 

WalkNYC Pedestrian Wayfinding

Wayfinding | New York City, United States

Design: PentaCityGroup (consortium)

 

Wayfinding for Moscow

Wayfinding | Moscow, Russia

Design: City ID and Billings Jackson Design

 

Whitney Museum of American Art

Wayfinding | New York City, United States

Design: Entro Communications

 

World Architecture Festival Exhibition London

Exhibition | London, United Kingdom

Design: Populous Activate