2018 ECC AWARDS
2018 ECC Architecture Award: Odile Decq
In 2018, the ECC Award for Architecture was awarded to Odile Decq (FRA).
Odile Decq is an accomplished French architect, urban planner and academic. She is the founder of the Paris firm and Studio Odile Decq. In 2014, she founded Confluence Institute for Innovation and Creative Strategies in Architecture in Lyon, France, with the aim of reinventing architecture education entirely. In 1996, she received the Golden Lion at the Venice Architecture Biennial. More recently, in 2016, she won The Architectural Review’s Jane Drew Prize for women, and she remains a sought-after lecturer, ambitious educator and an advocate for equality and women's rights.
2018 ECC Architecture University Project Award: North Carolina State University College of Design | Airport Studio
In 2018, the ECC Architecture University Project Award North Carolina State University College of Design (USA)
“Future Airports: Thinking Globally.”
Airport Studio has offered a constant theme that explores not only the typology of the airports of today, but also what comes next. How will airports of the future incorporate conference facilities, medical centers, hotels, businesses, financial institutions, shopping malls, civic centers, cultural icons, multimodal hubs, a broad range of entertainment and services, and other functions that have yet to be identified.
2018 ECC Design Award: Ying Gao
In 2018 the ECC Award for Design was awarded to Ying Gao (CAN).
Ying Gao is a Montreal-based fashion designer and professor, Ying Gao has achieved personal distinction through her numerous creative projects: six solo exhibitions in France, in Switzerland, in Canada and participation in seventy group exhibitions around the world. Ying Gao questions our assumptions about clothing by combining urban design, architecture and media design. She explores the construction of the garment, taking her inspiration from the transformations of the social and urban environment.