The Jardins des Espoirs installation

Körnelius wins Applied Arts 2021 Award for Environmental/ Experiential Design

We are happy to report that we have been awarded an Applied Arts 2021 Award for Environmental/Experiential Design for creating the "Jardin des espoirs" Winter Station for the City of Montreal, as part of its effort to provide citizens in various neighbourhoods intriguing and safe gathering places during the darkest days of the pandemic Winter.

For 30 years, The Applied Arts Awards competition has recognized international creative excellence across the visual communications sector. The competition is also the only competition in Canada to establish the industry standard in photography, illustration, design, advertising and interactive.

The Applied Arts Awards are chosen by a new jury every year that includesdesigners from Canada and abroad. Each jury member brings a unique background and level of experience to the table, providing an informed and fresh perspective to the competition. A few notable jurors include:

  • Richard Colbourne – Executive Creative Director, Addison, New York, NY
  • John Devereaux – Creative Director, Perfect Day, St-John’s, NL
  • Rafael Esquer – CEO & Creative Director, Alfalfa Studio, New York, NY
  • Julie Gélina – Creative Director, Design, Ogilvy, Montreal, QC

Körnelius, in collaboration with  MASSIVart, Aedifica,  and  Groupe Information Travail‘s woodworking workshop,was tasked with creating an installation capable of withstanding Montreal's infamous Winter, while creating a pleasant gathering place for locals and driving local business.

Evoking the colours of the cargo ship containers sailing the Saint-Laurent River nearby, the illuminated and decorated multiform structures successfully fulfilled their function. Locals were invited to receive ribbons from nearby stores to be added to the installations, making the experience interactive

Discover MASSIVart’s “Jardin des espoirs” Winter Station project in the winners’ gallery of the Applied Arts Award competition here.