For the second time in a row we receive a XAVER — The Swiss Live Communication Award! The Hyundai Pavilion was awarded Gold in the category 'Best Brandworlds & Temporary Exhibitions'. We are very happy about the award and would like to thank the jury and our project partners Asif Khan and the Institute for Thermo- and Fluid-Engineering FHNW.
Hyundai Pavilion received an iF Design Award 2019 in the category 'Interior Architecture: Brand Experience Space'. The pavilion at the Winter Olympics 2018 in Pyeongchang stood in the context of Hyundai's advanced research program devoted to mobility through hydrogen.
The installation translates the theme 'streams of ideas and innovations' into a fascinating, sensuously experienceable work of art consisting of light and sound.
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. iart engineered and implemented the LED cloud of lights in front of the facade and the interactive water installation inside the building.
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.
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'.
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.
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 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.
A delightful celebration of the book form in print and digital media that beautifully interacts with the exhibition as a whole.
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.
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.
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 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.
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'.
[…] 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.
The exhibition 'Universe of Particles' received a Silver Apple in the category 'Markenwelten' at the Award der ausgezeichneten Marken- und Messeauftritte (ADAM).
The ceiling lighting in the Shopping Centre Stücki received an Award of Merit from the Illuminating Engineering Society of Northern America.
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.