IIDA has announced JKMM Architects as the Best of Competition winner for the 2020 Interior Design Competition for their project Amos Rex. The annual competition celebrates outstanding interior design/interior architecture that encourages new ideas and techniques in the design and furnishing of interior spaces.
Located in Lasipalatsi, Mannerheimintie, Helsinki, the world-class museum features a complex of domed, subterranean galleries that emerge from the ground to form a one-of-a-kind art landscape. "The designers did a fantastic job playing with scale in this project and melding current design with history," commented Michael Davis, founder and principal, Michael Davis Architects + Interiors, on behalf of the jury. "They have created an iconic and sculptural adaptive re-use project that celebrates the experience of art in a warm, eclectic space bathed in natural light."
The firm was chosen from 12 finalists and six category winners and was announced as the Best of Competition winner during a virtual celebration on June 2. "We appreciate the design team's fresh and lively use of geometry to create an iconic and original experience to view art," stated IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO Cheryl S. Durst, Hon, FIIDA. "The underground gallery is a playground for both art-lovers and inquisitive minds alike."