Leeser Architecture’s design for the Museum of Moving Image that was completed in 2011 after a rigorous selection process has been awarded the 2013 Red Dot. The museum houses a comprehensive collection dedicated to educating the public about the art, history, technique, and technology of film, television, and digital media. The exterior features a ‘cut and folded’ surface, in semi-transparent, mirrored glass, displaying the museum logo; wrapping the building in an innovatively designed pattern of triangular metal panels. Inside the lobby is moulded by a surface, strategically ‘cut and folded’ to allow for the projection of moving images. Its faceted interior includes a 267-seat theatre, education centre, screening room, changing exhibition gallery, collection storage facility, special events space, and courtyard.
The “red dot”, is an internationally recognized quality label for excellent design. As this year’s winning project, the design of Museum of Moving Image will be introduced in the Red Dot 2013 year book and website and will be presented as part of the special four weeks exhibition “Design on Stage”, starting July 2, 2013, in Germany and will subsequently be exhibited in the Red Dot Design Museum for the remainder of the year.