The international expert jury of the 9th International Spark Award 2016, chaired by Lorenzo Apicalla (Pentagram Studio), Hao Ko (Gensler) and Elizabeth Guerrero (Studio A+O) received the design of the new communication building Blue Office Bochum with a“ Winner Award „ in category “ Space“. In order for the Blue Office could again successfully prevail in a prestigious group of applicants from around 27 countries. Other winners include beside Design Studios like Skidmore, Owings & Merril LLP (International) and Montalba Architects, Inc. (Santa Monica, USA) also products of global companys like BMW Group, Mercedes Benz, Daimler AG, Tesla Motors and the Boeing Company & TEAGUE.
„The Spark Design Awards are a global exclaimed annual contest with the intention to encourage and reward designs that help to make the world a better place. Since the Spark Design Awards 2007 for the first time were organized is their key objective is to create a better world through design excellence.“ (Excerpt press release: Stark Design & Architecture Award)
The innovative communication building Blue Office has been honored several times with international awards. In addition to a Special Mention at the German Design Award 2015 and an Award in Climate Protection Award 2014 was the Blue Office recently selected on the shortlist of Heinze Architects Award 2015th