The German Design Council selected GAME Streetmekka Viborg as a winner of the ICONIC Awards 2019 with the distinction Best of the Best and the following jury statement:
”In this project, the conversion of an abandoned factory building into a park for street sports such as parkour, skating and basketball is a resounding success and a magnificently inventive achievement from the standpoint of both form and function. In addition, not only the interior but also the exterior of the erstwhile factory have been brought into play to exemplary effect, despite the project’s severe budgetary constraints. What has been accomplished here with scant financial and material means is absolutely remarkable, and bears witness to the creativity and sensitivity of the architects. A socially relevant project, one that clearly was planned and executed with its youthful users in mind.”
The ICONIC Awards are appointed by the German Design Council, and the award is given to visionary buildings, innovative products and sustainable communication in all sectors of architecture, the construction and real estate business and the manufacturing industries. The focus is on the holistic staging and interaction of the trades in the context of architecture. With the ICONIC Awards, the German Design Council wants simultaneously to strengthen interdisciplinary dialogue and broaden public understanding of architecture.
The award ceremony will take place in the Pinakothek der Moderne during the Expo Real trade fair on October 7th 2019 in Munich.