2018 CODAawards Honor the Best Site-Specific Artwork
This year marks the sixth birthday of the CODAawards. It’s an initiative of CODAworx, standing for Collaboration of Design + Art, in which an online forum connects world-wide artists, designers, and fabricators with would-be clients. The goal of the annual competition: to celebrate the best of the resulting collaborations integrating commissioned, site-specific artwork.
The 18-member jury, including Interior Design Hall of Fame members Verda Alexander, Karim Rashid, and Calvin Tsao, plus editor in chief Cindy Allen, reviewed 425 entries from 30 countries, representing close to $100 million in commissions. Winners and honorees were awarded in 10 categories: commercial, educational, health care, hospitality, institutional, landscape, liturgical, public space, residential, and transportation. In addition, two People’s Choice prizes were determined by over 50,000 public votes from more than 80 countries.
View the winners below:
Public Spaces winner: Marc Fornes/THEVERYMANY. The painted aluminum Minima/Maxima pavilion for the World Expo in Astana, Kazakhstan.
Commercial winner: One Plus Partnership Limited. Suspended painted aluminum disks referencing film reels at Wuhan Wushang Mall Cinema 9/F in China.
Institutional winner: Ellsworth Kelly and Overland Partners. Austin, a 2,715-square-foot building in limestone and stained glass outside the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin. Read more about the project.
Hospitality winner: Janet Echelman and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Dream Catcher, a tensile net sculpture strung between the Jeremy West Hollywood hotel towers in Los Angeles.
Healthcare winner: Ann Hamilton. More than 500 volunteers in Austin photographed through a translucent membrane for OneEveryone, fired on porcelain enamel panels at the University of Texas’s Dell Medical School.
Landscape winner: Fletcher Studio. A custom play structure in powder-coated steel, the center of the re-landscaped 1.2-acre South Park in San Francisco.
Residential winner: Parasoleil and Humphries Poli Architects. Mariposa 7, perforated aluminum panels and butterflies enclosing a stairwell at an affordable-housing tower in Denver.
Transportation winner: Paul Raff Studio and Grimshaw Architects. Atmospheric Lens, a skylit dome of mirror-polished steel panels at the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre, Ontario.
Liturgical winner: Elizabeth Devereaux Architectural Glass and Plunkett Raysich Architects. Representing six parishes joined as one at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, triple-flashed glass with 24-karat gold details symbolizing incense rising to the heavens.
Education winner: Christopher Janney. The interactive Light Shadow: MLK, 32 feet of speakers, LEDs, and sensors producing sound and light at Martin Luther King Jr. School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
People’s Choice winner: Gotham and Beyond submitted by Shawn McCann Arts.
People’s Choice winner: Orangery submitted by Barbara Idzikowska.