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Canadian public art installations win international design competition

Three Canadian public art installations in Toronto, Vancouver, and Edmonton have won CODAawards.

Three Canadian public art installations in Toronto, Vancouver, and Edmonton have won CODAawards. Projects by Jill Anholt Studio, DIALOGUE 38 and  MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY received awards in three categories: Transportation, People’s Choice, and  Institutional.

The international art and design competition recognizes outstanding projects that integrate commissioned art into interior, architectural, or public spaces. This year,  Canada represented 9 per cent of the Top 100 finalists in this international competition:

Transportation, Sea Change (North Vancouver, BC, Canada) submitted by Jill Anholt Studio

Transportation, Sea Change (North Vancouver, BC, Canada) submitted by Jill Anholt Studio
Transportation, Sea Change (North Vancouver, BC, Canada) submitted by Jill Anholt Studio

People’s Choice, YU Seafood Yorkdale Mall (Toronto, ON, Canada) submitted by DIALOGUE 38

People’s Choice, YU Seafood Yorkdale Mall (Toronto, ON, Canada) submitted by DIALOGUE 38
People’s Choice, YU Seafood Yorkdale Mall (Toronto, ON, Canada) submitted by DIALOGUE 38

Institutional, AGENT CRYSTALLINE (Edmonton, AB, Canada) submitted by MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY

Institutional, AGENT CRYSTALLINE (Edmonton, AB, Canada) submitted by MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY
Institutional, AGENT CRYSTALLINE (Edmonton, AB, Canada) submitted by MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY

This year’s 374 CODAawards entries represent over $463 million in commission fees, from 19 countries. A jury of 18 esteemed members of the design, architecture, and art worlds evaluated each entry on three criteria across ten categories:

  • The integration of commissioned artwork into site-specific projects, completed since January 2018
  • The strength of the collaborative process among the creative teams, commissioners, and industry resources
  • The art and design seamlessly blend to create a place as art, rather than a place with art

“The CODAawards recognize the importance of collaboration, and honors design and art professionals whose collective imaginations create the public and private spaces that inspire us,” said Toni Sikes, CEO of CODAworx. “When artists, designers, industry resources, work together, common places are transformed into spectacular spaces. CODAworx, the hub of the commissioned art economy, fosters the relationship between artists and resources. This year’s CODAawards winners exemplify the best of what can happen when artists and design professionals come together to create artful spaces in the built environment.”


To view the full list of winners, visit: https://www.codaworx.com/codaawards-winners/

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