Every Monday, we highlight some of the most recent competition-winning projects, finalists, commissions, and awards on Bustler from the previous week that we think are worth checking out.
Here's Recap #8 for the week of May 5-9, 2014:
The winners of the 15th annual National Design Awards were announced by The Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. Established in The White House in 2000, the National Design Awards recognizes design excellence, innovation, and public impact in a multitude of disciplines.
The nationwide competition is hunting for the best design to transform an old freeway bridge into D.C.'s first elevated park: the 11th Street Bridge Park. Out of more than 40 teams and 80 firms that responded to an open call for submissions this past March, the jury selected six phase-one finalist teams.
Non-profit organization DawnTown recently announced the results of their second Design/Build competition, where entrants proposed their ideas to design the next temporary pavilion installation at HistoryMiami in Downtown Miami's Cultural Center. This year's winner was "Pavilion MMM (Miami Many-a-chair Monument)" by Chicago-based team Design With Company.
Renowned architect Frank Gehry is the 2014 recipient of the Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts. Every year, the Foundation honors the international influence and significant cultural contribution in the scientific, technical, cultural, social and humanitarian work carried out by individuals, institutions, or groups of either one.
The A' (A-Prime) Design Award & Competition not only wants to highlight great designs and products, but also to boost publicity opportunities for designers of all disciplines and experiences worldwide. Just recently, the annual program announced the winning projects for the 2013-2014 period.
Winning at the New Zealand Architecture Awards -- the country's most prestigious architectural competition -- must feel like winning the lottery. This year's program included: nine award categories; Patrick Clifford of Architectus Bowes Clifford Thomson as the 2014 recipient of the New Zealand Institute of Architects Gold Medal; and the ASB North Wharf by BVN Donovan Hill with Jasmax as the winner of the New Zealand Architectural Medal -- the competition's highest honor.
See previous recaps here.