kubik wins big at the 2009 SEGD Design Awards

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The Newseum is a 250,000 square-foot museum that is home to the foremost collection of news artifacts in the world. kubik, an internationally renowned exhibits and environments firm, was at the forefront of the planning, production, graphic treatment and on-site installation for the Newseum’s 15 theaters, 14 major galleries, 130 interactive stations and two cutting-edge broadcast studios.

In recognition of kubik‘s tremendous contributions to the success of the Newseum, from exploring new and innovative solutions, to bringing designs and the exhibits to life, SEGD (Society for Environmental Graphic Design) has awarded kubik, and the New York based design firm Ralph Appelbaum Associates, the Honor award for best “Exhibition Design/Museum”.

But that’s not all. kubik also won a merit award for their design and production of the new E.ON Kraftwerke Visitor Centres in the Netherlands and Germany. In order to meet the increasing demand for energy, E.ON Kraftwerke, one of the largest energy producers in the E.U., built several new power stations, which all include a visitor centre right on the premise. The goal of these visitor centres is to ensure that a clear and open dialogue is kept with all stakeholders associated with the new power plants.  The key starting point for kubik was to ensure their designs would focus on engaging local communities and encourage open and positive dialogue to help address any concerns and questions stakeholders might have about new power plants, local energy generation and personal power consumption.

SEGD had a record-breaking 430 entries in the 2009 program, of which only 40 projects took home an award. The design awards were juried by a multidisciplinary team representing architecture, environmental and experience design, exhibition design, and retail and healthcare environment planning and design.

For more detailed information on the award-winning projects, including photographs, project descriptions, and jury comments, visit www.segd.org

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