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Museum of Moving Image Wins 2013 Red Dot Design Award

LEESER Architecture’s design for the Museum of Moving Image has recently been announced as the winner of the 2013 Red Dot Design Award in its highly competitive Architecture and Urban Design category.  Completed in 2011, the Museum of the Moving Image houses a comprehensive collection dedicated to educating the public about the art, history, technique, and technology of film, television, and digital media.The existing structure is seamlessly integrated with the substantial new addition through a grand lobby which connects the two. More information on their award after the break.

‘7’: Installation at Alderbrook Station / Sarah Biemiller & Robert Hutchison

© Don Frank, Robert Hutchison
© Don Frank, Robert Hutchison

Alderbrook Station, located slightly east of Astoria along the Columbia River, is the site of the former Union Fisherman’s Cooperative Packaging Company, which once supported a thriving salmon fishing industry. The Netshed is a 3-story timber structure which was used by fishermen to repair and store their gill nets. Inspired by the natural and man-made qualities that pervade Alderbrook Station, such as the movement of tides, the light that reflects off the Columbia River, the memories and history contained within and around Alderbrook Station, and the structure of the Net Shed itself, Robert Hutchison and Sarah Biemiller’s shared with us their proposal for an installation inside the Net Shed developed out of numerous influences. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Museum of the Moving Image / Leeser Architecture

  • Architects: Leeser Architecture
  • Location: 35 Avenue at 37 Street, Astoria, New York, USA
  • New York Founder And Principal: Thomas Leeser
  • Design Team: Simon Arnold, Kate Burke, Sofia Castricone, Henry Grosman, Joseph Haberl
  • Project Manager: David Linehan
  • Rendering: VUW
  • Lighting:  L’Observatoire International
  • Mep Engineers:  Ambrosino, DePinto & Schmieder
  • Structural Engineers:  Anastos Engineering Associates
  • Civil/Geo Technical:  Stantec
  • Sustainable Design:  Atelier Ten
  • Textile Design: Cindy Sirko Courtyard: David Dew Bruner
  • Security Contractor:  Tritech Communications
  • Museum Leadership:  Rochelle Solvin, Director Herbert S. Schlosser, Chairman of the Board of Trustees
  • Construction Manager:  F.J. Sciame Construction Co., Inc.
  • Audio/Visual:  Scharff/Weisberg
  • Acoustician:  Jaffe Holden Acoustics, Inc.
  • Graphics:  karlssonwilker inc.
  • Exterior Wall:  R. A. Heintges & Associates
  • Specification:  Construction Specifications Inc.
  • Code/Expediting:  JAM Consultants, Inc.
  • Projection Systems:  MDC Group, LLC
  • Restaurant Program:  JGL Foodservice
  • Av Contractor:  Electrosonic Inc.
  • Area: 0.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Peter Aaron/Esto. Courtesy of Museum of the Moving Image

© Peter Aaron/Esto. Courtesy of Museum of the Moving Image © Peter Aaron/Esto. Courtesy of Museum of the Moving Image © Peter Aaron/Esto. Courtesy of Museum of the Moving Image © Peter Aaron/Esto. Courtesy of Museum of the Moving Image