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We A.R.E. the Champions: 2011 A.R.E. Design Awards Winners

04 April, 2011


In today’s world of hesitant economic stability, increased technology, and an increased focus on sustainability, retail designers continue to push the limits of design innovation, as exemplified by the winners of this year’s A.R.E. Design Awards. Held at the Globalshop Convention and Expo on the evening of March 28, the Association of Retail Environments (A.R.E.) bestowed 57 awards at a ceremony held in the Venetian in Las Vegas to commemorate innovation and excellence in retail store design.

Winning projects included a variety of designs from around the globe, with projects stretching from the United States to China. A strong representation was seen this year from Canada, in particular.  (View images of the GRAND PRIZE winning projects by clicking on the "more photos" link above).

This year’s Store of the Year designation was awarded to the first U.S. retail flagship for Wenger, Maker of the Genuine Swiss Army Knife, in Boulder, Colo, which also took home the Grand Prize for the Hardline Specialty Store up to 3,000 sq. ft. category this year. Designed by the Denver office of Gensler for Boulder-based retailer Established Brands, the store was meant to connect the outdoor adventure-loving community to the 116-year-old brand through materials and graphics.

A 15-ft.-by-9-ft. woven wall sculpture of hand-cut pine logs wrapped in twine is featured at the rear of the store. In addition, the entire collection of current knives is displayed, along with the “Guinness Book of World Records’” World’s Largest Knife, creating a destination gathering space. A hand-painted wall art mural based on vintage Swiss travel posters provides a colorful visual focus that directs customers to the back of the store, while also referencing the rich history of the legendary brand.

WINNERS LIST – A.R.E. DESIGN AWARDS 2011

FULL STORES AND SHOPS

* 7 For All Mankind, Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, Calif. - submitted by VF Corporation
* Albertsons Clairemont, San Diego, Calif. - submitted by SUPERVALU Store Design Services
* Autostrada, Vaughan, Ontario – submitted by II BY IV Design Associates Inc.
* Barefoot Books, Concord, Mass. – submitted by Twining Design Bell, Toronto – submitted by burdifilek
* Bloomingdale's, Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, Calif. – submitted by Mancini Duffy
* blt* supermarket, KK Shopping Center, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China – submitted by rkd retail/iQ
* Brown Thomas, Luxury Hall, Dublin, Ireland – submitted by burdifilek
* Carlo Pazolini, Piazza Cordusio, Milan, Italy, Giorgio Borruso Design
* The Chairman's Suites, Air Canada Centre, Toronto – submitted by II BY IV Design Associates Inc.
* Culinary Institute of America Campus Store Tasting & Teaching Facility, St. Helena, Calif. – submitted by Miroglio Architecture + Design
* David Yurman, Madison Ave., New York City – submitted by Shawmut Design and Construction
* Donato Salon + Spa, Shops at Don Mills, Toronto – submitted by II BY IV Design Associates Inc.
* The Exchange, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma City – submitted by Chute Gerdeman
* Eyewear from the Beginning to the Future, Grand Central Terminal, New York City – submitted by Giorgio Borruso Design
* The Flagship Store Powered by Reebok, New Meadowlands Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J. – submitted by Chute Gerdeman
* Flight Club, Greenwich Village, New York City – submitted by Slade Architecture
* Galeriile Sabion, COCOR Department Store, Bucharest, Romania – submitted by SABION ELEN
* holpe+, Shenzhen, China – submitted by rkd retail/iQ
* IPIC Theater, Scottsdale Quarter, Scottsdale, Ariz. – submitted by ID & Design International
* Kastner & Ohler, Graz, Austria – submitted by Blocher Blocher Partners
* Levi's Flagship Store, London, Regent Street, London– submitted by Checkland Kindleysides
* Liverpool Polanco Department Store, Mexico City – submitted by FRCH Design Worldwide
* Longo's Brother Fruit Market Inc., Maple Leaf Square, Toronto – submitted by Watt International Inc.
* Macy's Oakbrook Womens Shoe Department, Oakbrook Shopping Center, Oakbrook, Ill. – submitted by Charles Sparks + Company
* My.Suit, New York City – submitted by UnSPACE INC.
* Nixon, Encinitas, Calif. – submitted by Displayit Inc.
* South St. Burger Co. Urban Concept, Shops at Don Mills, Toronto - submitted by Jump Branding & Design Inc.
* Starbucks Coffee, East Olive Way, Seattle, Wash. – submitted by Starbucks Coffee Company
* supermarket Bio AVRIL, Quartier Dix30, Canada – submitted by TUXEDO Agency
* Telus, Toronto – submitted by burdifilek
* Unleashed Dog Spa, Vancouver, BC, Canada – submitted by Square One Interiors Inc.
* Wenger-Maker of the Genuine Swiss Army Knife, Boulder, Colo. – submitted by Gensler
* Westside Laser + Light, Calgary, AB, Canada – submitted by keddie architecture inc

SPECIAL AWARDS

* 200 años de moda (200 years of fashion): Museum Experience, Palacio de Hierro Centro, Mexico City – submitted by El Palacio de Hierro S.A. de C.V.
* 7 For All Mankind: Focal Fixture, Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, Calif. – submitted by VF Corporation
* Apple Computer: Giant iPad Window, Apple Stores Global, Apple Computer, submitted by Coloredge New York & Los Angeles
* Apple Computer: iPhone FaceTime Holiday Window, Apple Stores Global, Apple Computer, Coloredge New York & Los Angeles
* Bell: White Corian Store Fixtures, Toronto – submitted by burdifilek
* Carlo Pazolini: Wall Display Cells, Piazza Cordusio, Milan, Italy – submitted by Giorgio Borruso Design
* Culinary Institute of America Campus Store Tasting & Teaching Facility: Custom Store Fixtures, St. Helena, Calif. – submitted by Miroglio Architecture + Design
* Eyewear from the Beginning to the Future: Open Fixtures, Grand Central Terminal, New York City – submitted by Giorgio Borruso Design
* The Flagship Store Powered by Reebok: Branded LED Lighting, New Meadowlands Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J. – submitted by Chute Gerdeman
* The Flagship Store Powered by Reebok: Multi-Brand Store Fixtures, New Meadowlands Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J. – submitted by Chute Gerdeman
* Galeriile Sabion: Artistic Store Fixtures, COCOR Department Store, Bucharest, Romania – submitted by SABION ELEN
* Galeriile Sabion: Stainless Steel Flooring, COCOR Department Store, Bucharest, Romania – submitted by SABION ELEN
* holpe+: Cell Wall, Shenzhen, China – submitted by rkd retail/iQ
* holpe+: Runway Fixtures, Shenzhen, China – submitted by rkd retail/iQ
* Levi's Flagship Store, London: Inspection Room, Regent Street, London – submitted by Checkland Kindleysides
* Li-Ning Sport Challenge, Throughout China (prototypes Beijing & Tianjin) – submitted by Ziba Design
* Nespresso: Coffee Capsuled, EGER Karl Johan, Oslo, Norway – submitted by Studio3d
* Unleashed Dog Spa: Custom Play/Lounge Hoop, Vancouver, BC, Canada – submitted by Square One Interiors Inc.
* Wenger - Maker of the Genuine Swiss Army Knife: Hand Painted Mural and Pine Beetle Topography, Boulder, Colo. – submitted by Gensler




We A.R.E. the Champions: 2011 A.R.E. Design Awards Winners

04 April, 2011


In today’s world of hesitant economic stability, increased technology, and an increased focus on sustainability, retail designers continue to push the limits of design innovation, as exemplified by the winners of this year’s A.R.E. Design Awards. Held at the Globalshop Convention and Expo on the evening of March 28, the Association of Retail Environments (A.R.E.) bestowed 57 awards at a ceremony held in the Venetian in Las Vegas to commemorate innovation and excellence in retail store design.

Winning projects included a variety of designs from around the globe, with projects stretching from the United States to China. A strong representation was seen this year from Canada, in particular.  (View images of the GRAND PRIZE winning projects by clicking on the "more photos" link above).

This year’s Store of the Year designation was awarded to the first U.S. retail flagship for Wenger, Maker of the Genuine Swiss Army Knife, in Boulder, Colo, which also took home the Grand Prize for the Hardline Specialty Store up to 3,000 sq. ft. category this year. Designed by the Denver office of Gensler for Boulder-based retailer Established Brands, the store was meant to connect the outdoor adventure-loving community to the 116-year-old brand through materials and graphics.

A 15-ft.-by-9-ft. woven wall sculpture of hand-cut pine logs wrapped in twine is featured at the rear of the store. In addition, the entire collection of current knives is displayed, along with the “Guinness Book of World Records’” World’s Largest Knife, creating a destination gathering space. A hand-painted wall art mural based on vintage Swiss travel posters provides a colorful visual focus that directs customers to the back of the store, while also referencing the rich history of the legendary brand.

WINNERS LIST – A.R.E. DESIGN AWARDS 2011

FULL STORES AND SHOPS

* 7 For All Mankind, Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, Calif. - submitted by VF Corporation
* Albertsons Clairemont, San Diego, Calif. - submitted by SUPERVALU Store Design Services
* Autostrada, Vaughan, Ontario – submitted by II BY IV Design Associates Inc.
* Barefoot Books, Concord, Mass. – submitted by Twining Design Bell, Toronto – submitted by burdifilek
* Bloomingdale's, Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, Calif. – submitted by Mancini Duffy
* blt* supermarket, KK Shopping Center, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China – submitted by rkd retail/iQ
* Brown Thomas, Luxury Hall, Dublin, Ireland – submitted by burdifilek
* Carlo Pazolini, Piazza Cordusio, Milan, Italy, Giorgio Borruso Design
* The Chairman's Suites, Air Canada Centre, Toronto – submitted by II BY IV Design Associates Inc.
* Culinary Institute of America Campus Store Tasting & Teaching Facility, St. Helena, Calif. – submitted by Miroglio Architecture + Design
* David Yurman, Madison Ave., New York City – submitted by Shawmut Design and Construction
* Donato Salon + Spa, Shops at Don Mills, Toronto – submitted by II BY IV Design Associates Inc.
* The Exchange, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma City – submitted by Chute Gerdeman
* Eyewear from the Beginning to the Future, Grand Central Terminal, New York City – submitted by Giorgio Borruso Design
* The Flagship Store Powered by Reebok, New Meadowlands Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J. – submitted by Chute Gerdeman
* Flight Club, Greenwich Village, New York City – submitted by Slade Architecture
* Galeriile Sabion, COCOR Department Store, Bucharest, Romania – submitted by SABION ELEN
* holpe+, Shenzhen, China – submitted by rkd retail/iQ
* IPIC Theater, Scottsdale Quarter, Scottsdale, Ariz. – submitted by ID & Design International
* Kastner & Ohler, Graz, Austria – submitted by Blocher Blocher Partners
* Levi's Flagship Store, London, Regent Street, London– submitted by Checkland Kindleysides
* Liverpool Polanco Department Store, Mexico City – submitted by FRCH Design Worldwide
* Longo's Brother Fruit Market Inc., Maple Leaf Square, Toronto – submitted by Watt International Inc.
* Macy's Oakbrook Womens Shoe Department, Oakbrook Shopping Center, Oakbrook, Ill. – submitted by Charles Sparks + Company
* My.Suit, New York City – submitted by UnSPACE INC.
* Nixon, Encinitas, Calif. – submitted by Displayit Inc.
* South St. Burger Co. Urban Concept, Shops at Don Mills, Toronto - submitted by Jump Branding & Design Inc.
* Starbucks Coffee, East Olive Way, Seattle, Wash. – submitted by Starbucks Coffee Company
* supermarket Bio AVRIL, Quartier Dix30, Canada – submitted by TUXEDO Agency
* Telus, Toronto – submitted by burdifilek
* Unleashed Dog Spa, Vancouver, BC, Canada – submitted by Square One Interiors Inc.
* Wenger-Maker of the Genuine Swiss Army Knife, Boulder, Colo. – submitted by Gensler
* Westside Laser + Light, Calgary, AB, Canada – submitted by keddie architecture inc

SPECIAL AWARDS

* 200 años de moda (200 years of fashion): Museum Experience, Palacio de Hierro Centro, Mexico City – submitted by El Palacio de Hierro S.A. de C.V.
* 7 For All Mankind: Focal Fixture, Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, Calif. – submitted by VF Corporation
* Apple Computer: Giant iPad Window, Apple Stores Global, Apple Computer, submitted by Coloredge New York & Los Angeles
* Apple Computer: iPhone FaceTime Holiday Window, Apple Stores Global, Apple Computer, Coloredge New York & Los Angeles
* Bell: White Corian Store Fixtures, Toronto – submitted by burdifilek
* Carlo Pazolini: Wall Display Cells, Piazza Cordusio, Milan, Italy – submitted by Giorgio Borruso Design
* Culinary Institute of America Campus Store Tasting & Teaching Facility: Custom Store Fixtures, St. Helena, Calif. – submitted by Miroglio Architecture + Design
* Eyewear from the Beginning to the Future: Open Fixtures, Grand Central Terminal, New York City – submitted by Giorgio Borruso Design
* The Flagship Store Powered by Reebok: Branded LED Lighting, New Meadowlands Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J. – submitted by Chute Gerdeman
* The Flagship Store Powered by Reebok: Multi-Brand Store Fixtures, New Meadowlands Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J. – submitted by Chute Gerdeman
* Galeriile Sabion: Artistic Store Fixtures, COCOR Department Store, Bucharest, Romania – submitted by SABION ELEN
* Galeriile Sabion: Stainless Steel Flooring, COCOR Department Store, Bucharest, Romania – submitted by SABION ELEN
* holpe+: Cell Wall, Shenzhen, China – submitted by rkd retail/iQ
* holpe+: Runway Fixtures, Shenzhen, China – submitted by rkd retail/iQ
* Levi's Flagship Store, London: Inspection Room, Regent Street, London – submitted by Checkland Kindleysides
* Li-Ning Sport Challenge, Throughout China (prototypes Beijing & Tianjin) – submitted by Ziba Design
* Nespresso: Coffee Capsuled, EGER Karl Johan, Oslo, Norway – submitted by Studio3d
* Unleashed Dog Spa: Custom Play/Lounge Hoop, Vancouver, BC, Canada – submitted by Square One Interiors Inc.
* Wenger - Maker of the Genuine Swiss Army Knife: Hand Painted Mural and Pine Beetle Topography, Boulder, Colo. – submitted by Gensler

 


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