2019 CODAawards Highlight the Best Site-Specific Artwork
Let’s hear it for the winners of this year’s CODAawards for international art and design. Dedicated to fostering the commissioned-art economy, CODAworx is an online platform that stands for Collaboration of Design + Art and connects artists, designers, and fabricators with potential clients. For the past seven years, the organization has presented the CODAawards, a global competition celebrating the best of these collaborations. This year’s 18-member jury, including Interior Design editor in chief Cindy Allen and Hall of Fame members Alexandra Champalimaud, Robin Klehr Avia, and Mark Zeff, reviewed 435 entries from 27 countries, representing nearly $118 million in site-specific commissions. Winners and honorees have been awarded in 10 categories, such as hospitality, liturgical, and transportation. Additionally, two People’s Choice prizes were determined by over 60,000 public votes, almost 10,000 more than last year. Here are the winners.
Commercial Winner: Kris Lin International Design
At the Dowell Real Estate sales center in Wuhan, China, LED strips illuminate coves that swoop down like a waterfall mid cascade.
Healthcare Winner: C.F. Møller Architects
An installation of 2,000 handblown glass panels, backlit by LEDs, clad a stairwell wall at the Karolinska Institutet in Solna, Sweden.
Hospitality Winner: Birds Nest by Kris Lin.
Institutional Budget Winner: UNITEDLAB
At the Space of Design and Architecture museum in Hwaseong, South Korea, Cloud Forests, a children’s play installation, is made of painted PVC poles and balloons.
Institutional Winner: Helmick Sculpture
Part of Abu Dhabi’s Founder’s Memorial
visitor center, The Constellation is a portrait of United Arab Emirates founder Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan rendered in stainless-steel shapes strung on braided aircraft cables.
Landscape Winner: Hess Industries
Broad Reach is composed of a pair of stainless-steel sculptures on grass berms at Wilmer Park in Chestertown, Maryland.
Public Space Winner: Marc Fornes/TheVeryMany
Boolean Operator is a painted-aluminum pavilion in Suzhou, China.
Residential Winner: GG-Loop
Freebooter is an Amsterdam apartment building wrapped in fixed louvers of Western red cedar.