The Awards are given in various areas of Design including Landscape, Architecture, Communication, Interior, Fashion, Product Design, Interaction Design, Lifetime Achievement, Design Mind, Corporate and Institutional Achievement.
The 2010 National Design Award nominations were solicited from a committee of more than 2,500 designers, educators, journalists, cultural figures and corporate leaders from every state in the nation. Nominees must have at least seven years of experience in order to be nominated, and winners are selected based on the level of excellence, innovation and public impact of their body of work.
The I-Park Foundation (www.i-park.org), a not-for-profit international arts community in E. Haddam, CT (USA), is seeking proposals from the following disciplines that re-imagine our cultural and personal relationship to death, memory and memorialization:
Those invited to execute their physical, performance or music/sound sculpture pieces for the Thanatopolis Exhibition in October 2010 will receive a creative fee of $2,000 plus a budget for travel, materials, incidental expenses. ‘Paper projects’ will receive a creative fee of $700. No application fee.
Recently found this video of Michael Van Valkenburgh giving a background to MVVA and their initial approach to the North Grant Park at a community meeting. It is always interesting to see landscape architects presenting their company. The video does have a few edits and is not complete presentation but still worth a watch and will interesting to look back at in 10-20 years.
The Kai Park at the Vinex-location Vathorst in Amersfoort was officially opened by mayor van Vliet–Kuiper on the 28th of May.
West 8 designed the two hectare park as a green oasis, inspired by the famous Japanese artist Ando Hiroshige. Hiroshige is famous for his etchings prints about the daily life, urban scenes, landscapes and nature of old Japan. The three park bridges have details, inspired by the bridges in his paintings.