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.
Named “the finest recent American example of radical design” by the Wall Street Journal, LEESER Architecture’s design for the Museum of Moving Image succeeded against extensively ambitious competitors and stood out from the others for its high quality and excellent design. This year, over 4,600 works submitted by 1,865 manufacturers, designers and architects from 54 countries were evaluated by the Red Dot jury, comprising of 37 international renowned professionals.
The museum is an environment where complexity is created from the convergence of imposing, enduring architecture and the fleeting transparency of the filmic image.The design of LEESER Architecture’s Museum of the Moving Image systematically integrates new media and technologies and creates a space that “immerses you in a fantasy world you usually get only when the lights are turned off” (New York Times). The detailing in conjunction with its technological capabilities gives the visitors an inspiring space to explore and engage with the moving image.
As this year’s winning project, the design of Museum of Moving Image will be introduced in the Red Dot 2013 year book and website. LEESER Architecture will also be able to present the work to a wider audience as part of the special exhibition “Design on Stage”, a four weeks exhibition starting July 2, 2013, and subsequently exhibited in the Red Dot Design Museum for the reminder of the year.