Media Architecture Awards

We are very pleased to announce the final nominees and winners in each of the five prize categories for the 2012 Media Architecture Biennale Awards.

The awards presentation took place during the Media Architecture Biennale, 15-17 November 2012 in Aarhus, Denmark. Winners were requested to make a commitment to accepting their awards in person.

See the final nominees and winners below. Please note that the categori Future Trends and Prototypes has two winners.

Click their respective links to read more about the individual projects and the talented teams behind them - and don't forget to take a look at the 2012 Media Architecture Compendium which contains all the projects exhibited at the Media Architecture Biennale 2012.

Animated Architecture



Galleria Centercity
Seoul, South Korea

Kunsthaus – BIX
Graz, Austria



Denmark Pavilion
Expo 2010
Shanghai, China



Money Architecture



Crystal Mesh
Singapore

Star Place
Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Galleria Centercity
Seoul, South Korea





Participatory Architecture



3D Bridge
Paris, France

Blinkenlights
Berlin, Germany



Marnix
Brussels, Belgium



Spatial Media Art



Digital Fountain
London, United Kingdom

GS Caltex Pavilion
EXPO Yeosu, Korea

Silo 468
Kruunuvuorenranta, Helsinki, Finland





Future Trends and Prototypes




Lotus Dome
Lille, France



One Ocean
Thematic Pavilion
Expo 2012, South Korea





Jury and evaluation

The jury is made up of the Biennale organising committee plus invited experts in the area of Media Architecture. The jury evaluates the projects according to the following criteria:

• Aesthetic qualities
• Innovative elements
• Technical challenges mastered
• Integration of different project components e.g. architecture, display and content