Silver, Gold & Best of Winners Announced
Winners of the prestigious 2014 Melbourne Design Awards have been announced by design100 Founder & CEO, Mark Bergin at the University of Melbourne, Faculty of Architecture’s new state-of-the-art Melbourne School of Design facility.
The coveted Best of awards were announced with the accolades as follows: Design Champion – NAB for the 2nd year running, Best Start-up – Yousili, Best Studio less than 5 – Immediacy, Best Studio 5 – 20 Principals and Best Studio 20+ architecture firm McBride Charles Ryan leading the way with two gold and one silver award winning projects.
“The depth in the 2014 awards has been remarkable, across 34 categories we’ve awarded 100 winners” said Mr Bergin. With a focus on the design economy, Mr Bergin remarked “a primary goal of the awards is to also provide recognition to the commissioners, who recognise that design is the premise of accelerating business and have the courage to honour their convictions by commissioning new design projects. We’re proud to acknowledge their important role in the design equation.”
Silver category winners include The Design Wall – NGV by Carter LeAmon, Paragon – Vive Group, Coles Mobile Wallet by Outware, MPavilion - Naomi Milgrom Foundation by Sean Godsell Architects, Happy Valley Shop by Harley Vincent Architect, Escala Partners by Molecule and Gold Creation Cinema – Museum Victoria by Eness, Glowpear™ Urban Garden, Start the Conversation – Alfred Health by Immediacy, Monash University Wayfinding by Buro North, Feast of Merit by YGAP, Ewart Leaf and Biasol Design, The Quays – MAB Corporation by McBride Charles Ryan and NAB Smart ATM Illustration by Principals.
Mr Bergin thanked and commended Advisory Panel members for their ongoing support as ambassadors and curators in addition to their judging role.
Now in its 5th year, The Melbourne Design Awards is the founding program in the [city] design awards, started in Melbourne and now in 7 cities including New York, London, San Francisco and Hong Kong. “From the outset this was a global platform, with Melbourne roots. What better city to launch a global design initiative than Melbourne.” said Mr Bergin “These are exciting times ahead and we are committed to connecting the global design community and showcasing to the world Australian design talent.”
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2014 Melbourne Design Awards Advisory Panel
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