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Interactive Spaces Received a Red Dot Design Award for the Wisdom Well
November 30th 2007, at 7 PM, Center for Interactive Spaces received the "red dot: best of the best award" for the Wisdom Well (Vidensbrønden) design concept, in the red dot design museum, Singapore. Here is the official Red Dot page describing the Wisdom Well.
The Wisdom Well is developed by researchers at Center for Interactive Spaces (associated to Aarhus University, Aarhus School of Architecture, and the Alexandra Institute) in Århus in collaboration with Arkitema, Søren Jensen A/S, Dansk Data Display and Århus Municipality. The project is funded through Århus Municipality with support from Oticon Fonden, Boligfonden Kuben and NCC A/S. The background research was initiated in the ISIS Katrinebjerg iSchool project.
The Red Dot Press Announcement says: "For its excellent and particularly innovative design, the "Wisdom Well" concept by Center for Interactive Spaces has received the red dot: best of the best award. One of the highest distinctions received by a concept in the red dot award: design concept, the red dot: best of the best indicates that the Wisdom Well is the best of its category - Education. It is awarded by a jury of experts only to top class concepts that are pioneering in their field. From the absolute record number of 884 submitted design concepts for assessment by the experts, a total of 18 top design concepts have received the ‘red dot: best of the best' for their outstanding and innovative design. They come from China, Denmark, Germany, Korea, Norway, Russia, Singapore, Slovenia, Switzerland, and Taiwan. The festive awards presentation will take place on November 30th 2007 in the red dot design museum, Singapore."
In the following pictures, Kaj Grønbæk and Karen Johanne Kortbek receives the Award from the Red Dot President in Singapore on behalf of the developers.
The following picture shows Kaj Grønbæk and Karen Johanne Kortbek with the Wisdom Well exhibition poster between them. The poster will reside in the Red Dot Museum until next year's awards are issued.
The final picture shows Kaj Grønbæk and Karen Johanne Kortbek in the foyer of the Red Dot Design Museum right after the award ceremonial.