Awards

Hyundai's pavilion was awarded a silver Clio in the category 'Spatial Design'. The project was designed by architect Asif Khan for the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea and stood in the context of Hyundai's research program devoted to mobility through hydrogen. iart engineered and implemented the LED cloud of lights in front of the facade and the interactive water installation inside the building.


The Hyundai Pavilion for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games was awarded Bronze at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in the category 'Design: Spatial & Sculptural Installation and Experience'.


The new building for the Kunstmuseum Basel was awarded with the Wienerberger Brick Award 2018 and is the winner of the category 'Sharing Public Spaces'. The jury stated:

It is an exceptionally successful instance of a use of brick that is adapted to contemporary times, and an example of noble and high-quality appearance of bricks within a building of such prominent public significance.


The British Pavilion for the Expo 2017 in Astana was awarded Silver at the XAVER Award 2018 in the category 'Best Supplier Services'. XAVER honours the best projects from the area of Live Communication in Switzerland.


The MyNAB Shop of the NEUE AARGAUER BANK received an iF Design Award 2018 in the category 'Interior Architecture'. iart was responsible for the planning and implementation of the media installations for the new bank branch.


At the Design Prize Switzerland 2017, the light frieze at the Kunstmuseum Basel won in the category 'communication'. Comments by the jury:
The light frieze project forming part of the new building of the Basel Fine Arts Museum made an overwhelming impact on both the hearts and the minds of the jury. The light installation makes as convincing an impression in conceptual terms as it does through its sophisticated technical/practical realisation and the aesthetic effect it achieves. [...] The jury would also like to pay tribute to the light frieze as a textbook example of a successfully integrated planning process, where designers and architects have all been able to contribute their special skills.


During the Professional Lighting Design Convention, which took place in Paris from 1 – 4 November 2017, the winners of the Professional Lighting Design Recognition Awards were presented. Our light frieze for the new building of the Kunstmuseum Basel won in the category 'Best New Project'.


iart won the 2017 'Illumination Award of Merit' by the Illuminating Engineering Society (USA) for the light frieze at Kunstmuseum Basel. The IES is one of the oldest societies in the lighting sector, having been founded 1905/1906.


At the Cannes Lions 2017, the light frieze at the Kunstmuseum Basel won a gold lion in the design category - the first win for Switzerland since 2015.


At the SEGD Global Design Awards in Miami/USA, the  Light Frieze at the Kunstmuseum Basel won the Honor Award as well as Best of Show 2017.

The Kunstmuseum's Frieze is an unexpected and magical merger of light and stone that makes you look twice… and then try to figure out how they created it. I hope the future looks like this.


iart won 'Best in Discipline' as well as an Gold award in the category 'Responsive Environments' at The One Show in for the light frieze at the Kunstmuseum Basel. Starting in 1961, The One Show awards excellence in advertising, design and marketing communication. Out of 21'844 entries, 427 finalists from 34 countries were selected in 2017.


The light frieze for the Kunstmuseum Basel was honoured with an Award of Merit at the 34th IALD International Lighting Design Awards. One juror wrote:

For the first time we are seeing the blurring of 21st century media treatment masterfully integrated within architecture. Is it architectural lighting design? Is it a harbinger of things to come? It is undeniably brilliant in conception and execution.


The light frieze for the Kunstmuseum Basel was awarded a Gold medal at the Golden Award of Montreux 2017. The project won in the category 'Spatial Communication: Permanent Brand Installation'.


At the D&AD Awards in London, iart was awarded a 'Yellow Pencil' in the category 'Spatial and Experiential Design' for its light frieze for the Kunstmuseum Basel. Out of a total of 26'000 submissions, 62 were selected by the Design & Art Direction to win a 'Yellow Pencil'.


The light frieze for the new building of the Kunstmuseum Basel was awarded Gold at the ADC Awards 2017 (Switzerland). It won in the category 'Creative Media' and is one of only five gold medal winners this year.


The Kunstmuseum Basel Light Frieze has won the top distinction in this year's iF Design Award: the iF Gold Award 2017. The jury stated:

This project was a joy to observe. It was a great experience to discover the subtle but strong contrast simultaneously. The jury was fascinated to discover the logic hidden between the bricks. Also, the innovative way of blending modern technology and the historical context is very much appreciated.


The light frieze for the Kunstmuseum Basel was awarded with Gold in the category 'Design' at the Swiss Graphic Design Award Essence. It was the only project to receive this highest award. Essence is an annual design competition organised by the SGV Swiss Graphic Design Association and is awarded in the four categories 'Design', 'Interactive', 'Illustration' and 'Motion'. The award ceremony took place on 24 November 2016 at the Landesmuseum Zurich.


The light frieze for the Kunstmuseum Basel was recognised with the Red Dot Award: Grand Prix 2016 in the category 'Spatial Communication'. The jury stated:

The light frieze media facade of the Kunstmuseum Basel fascinates with poetic expression based on the sophisticated interplay of form, architecture and light. Harmonising with the material of stone, the effect of constantly changing grey and white emerges as the daylight changes. The changing typographical message thus created lends the building high visual appeal.


The interactive book on Paul Gauguin has been awarded a Merit Award 2016 in the category 'Interactive Experience' by the Society of Experiental Graphic Design (SEGD). The jury commented:

A delightful celebration of the book form in print and digital media that beautifully interacts with the exhibition as a whole.


The light frieze of the new Kunstmuseum Basel building has received a Media Architecture Biennale Award 2016. It is the winning project in the category 'Animated Architecture'.


The interactive book on Paul Gauguin was awarded in the category 'Interior Architecture — Installation' and the multimedia ride Swiss Chocolate Adventure in the category 'Interior Architecture — Exhibitions / Trade Fairs'.


On 26 November 2015 the award ceremony of the Prix SVC Northern Switzerland took place at the Congress Center in Basel. iart was able to impress the jury of experts with its innovation power and corporate culture, the quality of its employees and management as well as its regional roots and is delighted to have received the bronze medal. The Prix SVC is awarded by the Swiss Venture Club and honours exemplary small and medium entrepreneurs.


Our interactive book on the artist Paul Gauguin was honoured twice at the Graphic Design Award 'Essence': It was awarded silver in the category 'Interactive' and received the members' prize of the Schweizer Grafiker Verband.


The OLED research project 'Transformative Räume und Objekte' has been nominated for the Design Prize Switzerland in the category 'Sustainable Impact Prize'. iart was an industry partner of the project and developed the platform flokk in this context. The nominators commented:

[T]his research project [...] succeeds in highlighting the design and functional potential of the OLED.


The Swiss Chocolate Adventure and MegaFaces were both awarded a Bronze Nail at the 2015 edition of the ADC Wettbewerb, the former in the category 'Spatial Communication — Permanent Brand-related Work' and the latter in 'Spatial Communication: Craft  Brand-related Participation of the Audience'.


MegaFaces, the kinetic facade that fascinated visitors at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, won a Graphite Pencil at the D&AD Awards 2015 in the category 'Digital Design — Technological Innovation'. The D&AD Awards are held every year and promote excellence in design and advertising.


The Swiss Chocolate Adventure has won a gold medal at the Golden Award of Montreux 2015 in the category 'Spatial Communication: Permanent Thematic Exhibition'. The multimedia ride at the Swiss Museum of Transport invites visitors on a journey into the world of chocolate.


MegaFaces won a Gold Cube in the category 'Digital Experiences — Installation' at the 94th ADC Annual Awards. The ADC Annual Awards is the oldest continuously running industry award show in the world and celebrates the very best in advertising, digital media, graphic and publication design, packaging, motion, photography and illustration.


MegaFaces received the Xaver Award 2015 in the category 'Best Expo Project'. The jury wrote:

MegaFaces is not only a very successful presentation of a consumer brand at a super-event, it is also an interesting contribution to the further development of large-scale displays. […] We are excited to see what else the displays developed will show in the future. The jury congratulates on the successful exhibition project.


MegaFaces won at The Globes – The MAA Worldwide Awards 2014 in three categories: Best Telecom Utilities & Technology Industry (Gold), Best Experiential Marketing (Gold) and Best Sponsorship Marketing (Silver). The Globes are awarded by the Marketing Agencies Association Worldwide.


The Media Architecture Biennale 2014 took place in Aarhus, Denmark, from 19 — 22 November under the theme 'World Cities'. A highlight of the event was the awards ceremony of the Media Architecture Biennale Awards 2014. We are very happy to announce that our project MegaFaces is the winner of the category 'Future Trends and Prototypes'.


MegaFaces won Gold at the FAMAB Award 2014 in the category 'Best Interactive Installation'. The jury stated:

[…] To show selfies not only online, but also on a three-dimensional wall made of 11,000 telescopic LEDs, is an ingenious idea, which demonstrates how interactive and networked installations can look and work today. […] Excellent Best Practice!


The jury stated:

In addition to the complexity of the installation as a whole and the innovations inside it, the jury was especially impressed that the interdisciplinary solution, which combines software and hardware, was developed and realised by iart down to the smallest detail. [...] iart is an outstanding example of what Swiss IT can be and the possibilities it offers.


MegaFaces is among the winners of the German Design Award 2015 in the category 'Excellent Communications Design - Event Design'. The aim of the German Design Award is to identify, present and honour unique design trends.


MegaFaces won a Red Dot at the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2014. The Red Dot Award is one of the world's largest design competitions.


The MegaFaces Pavilion was selected 'Best of Best' in the category communication at the Iconic Awards 2014.


The MegaFaces Pavilion received a '2014 Placemaking and Identity Award' at the SEGD Global Design Awards. SEGD (Society of Experiential Graphic Designers) is a global, multidisciplinary community of professionals who plan, design, and build experiences that connect people to place.


The MegaFaces Pavilion was awarded the Innovation Grand Prix at the Cannes Lions 2014. We are very excited and feel honoured that our technology has won this prestigious award!


MegaFaces won two medals at the Golden Award of Montreux 2014 in the category 'Spatial Communication'. The project was awarded a Gold Medal in the subcategory 'Set Design / Architecture' and a Finalist Award in 'Temporary Brand Communication'.


The Coca-Cola Beatbox Pavilion has won an Event Design Award 2013 in the category 'Best Brand Pavilion'.


The exhibition 'Sasso San Gottardo' designed by Holzer Kobler Architekturen was selected as a winner in the category 'Event / Exhibition' at the Iconic Awards 2013.


The interactive facade of the Coca-Cola Beatbox Pavilion received the 'First Finalist Award' in the category 'Spatial Communication / Temporary' at the Golden Award of Montreux 2013.


The interactive media facade of the Swiss Pavilion at the Expo 2010 was awarded with a Finalist Certificate in the category 'Spatial Communication / Temporary' at the Golden Award of Montreux 2011.


The permanent exhibition 'Universe of Particles' at CERN in Geneva received a Bronze Award from the Deutscher Designer Club E.V..


The 'Interactive Sphere' received a Silver Award in the category 'Miscellaneous Digital' at the European Design Awards.


The Art Directors Club Deutschland awarded the permanent exhibition 'Universe of Particles' at CERN in Geneva with a 'Silver Nail'.


The facade of the Swiss pavilion at the Expo 2010 in Shanghai was awarded with the iF gold award 2010 and the iF communication design award in the category 'Corporate Architecture'.


The facade of the Shopping Centre Stücki received an iF communication design award 2010 in the category 'Corporate Architecture'.


The facade of the Swiss pavilion at the Expo 2010 in Shanghai won at the Red Dot Design Award 2010 in the category ‘Communication Design'.


iart was nominated for the Design Preis Schweiz 2009 in the category 'Communication Design – Research'. We submitted the 'Interactive Cloud', a media tool developed for exhibitions.


The exhibition 'C'est la vie — Geschichten aus Leben und Tod' was selected unanimously as the winner of the Prix Expo 2009.


The Museum of Communication in Bern was awarded the ‘Dibner Award for excellence in museums and museum exhibits' by the Society for the History of Technology for its permanent exhibition ‘As Time Goes Byte.