The Austrian architects Coop Himmelb(l)au has been awarded Two International Awards.
The Dedalo Minosse International Prize
COOP HIMMELB(L)AU received the Dedalo Minosse International Prize for commissioning a building for their design of the BMW Welt in Munich on June 24, 2011 in Vicenza, Italy.
The Dedalo Minosse International Prize was handed over by Bruno Gabbiani, president of the Italian association ALA – Assoarchitetti during a festive awards ceremony. According to the organizers the Prize boosts “the quality of architecture looking at final result, analysing and focusing on project and constructive plan process and giving a special attention to people who determine the success of the work: the architect and the client, supported by the project executors (the building firms) and the public administrations”.
The biennial Dedalo Minosse Prize was founded in 1997 and is currently in its eighth edition. It recognizes the Client’s figure as fundamental and strategic in the constructive process.
The exhibition of the awarded works, set in CISA, Centro Studi di Architettura Andrea Palladio, in Vicenza will be open until September 18, 2011.
Red Dot Design Award
Red Dot Design Award for the High School #9 – the prize was assigned during an awards ceremony on July 4, 2011 in Essen, Germany.
The Central Los Angeles Area High School #9 for the Visual and Performing Arts has been awarded the “red dot” seal of quality for high design quality by the jury with its panel of highly respected experts. The design will then be put on public display in the exhibition “Design on stage – winners red dot award: product design 2011″ in the red dot design museum at the world heritage site of the Zeche Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen.
The red dot design award dates back to 1955 and is now said to be the world’s largest and most distinguished design competition. It breaks down into the three disciplines ‘red dot award: product design’, ‘red dot award: communication design’ and ‘red dot award: design concept’.
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