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2019 Best of Design Awards winners for Temporary Installation

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2019 Best of Design Awards winners for Temporary Installation

2019 Best of Design Award for Temporary Installation: Soft Civic
Designer: Bryony Roberts Studio
Location: Columbus, Indiana

Soft Civic, a site-specific architectural installation by Bryony Roberts Studio, responded to both the architectural geometry of the historic Columbus City Hall building and its symbolic role as the center of civic leadership in the community. Through the insertion of custom-fabricated structures with colorful woven surfaces, the project activated the public space surrounding the building’s main entrance as a destination for play, performance, and participation. These new structures enhanced existing activity at City Hall and hosted a series of community-driven events on the themes of democracy and leadership as part of the 2019 Exhibit Columbus program. Addressing the monumental architecture of the City Hall build- ing, designed in 1981 by Edward Charles Bassett of SOM, Soft Civic turned its monumental geometry into soft, pliable structures.

Honorable Mention

Project Name: Salvage Swings
Designer: Somewhere Studio

red swing inside a partially closed wooden box
Temporary Installation: Honorable Mention: Salvage Swings (James Leng)

Editors’ Picks

Project Name: Lawn for the National Building Museum Summer Block Party
Designer: Rockwell Group

Project Name: Coshocton Ray Trace
Designer: Behin Ha Design Studio