The Media Architecture Biennale Awards celebrates outstanding projects at the intersection of architecture, urban design and planning, media and interaction design.

Out of the record number of 121 submissions, an international jury chose 15 projects in 5 categories. The winners will be announced during the MAB Awards show, which will be live-streamed at the MAB20 and also here at the Pakhuis de Zwijger. This event will be the grand finale of the MAB20 Online Conference, taking place from June 30th to July 2nd.

Nominees include internationally renowned artists and designers such as Jason Bruges Studio, and Studio Roosegaarde; collaborations between universities and engineering firms such as Arup; art commissions by parties such as the San Diego International Airport Art Commission; projects by cultural institutions such as the German Maritime Museum; artistic interventions in public space organized by Verve Cultural in São Paulo as well as at those premiering at the Ars Electronica Festival; and an exploration of robot technologies for public spaces by the Design Lab at the University of Sydney. Nominees have been selected from all corners of the world, from San Diego to Sydney, and from São Paulo to Helsinki, reflecting the worldwide uptake of media architecture in the last decade. A full list of all nominees can be found here.

This event is organised by the Media Architecture Biennale – the world’s premier event on media architecture, urban interaction design, and urban informatics. This year, due to the ongoing global pandemic the Media Architecture Biennale 20 (MAB20) had to be adapted and re-imagined. Therefore, the MAB20 Program will take place online:

  • Workshops | June 24th – 29th | via Zoom
  • Online Conference | June 30th – July 2nd | via virtual conference platform

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