10th Brunel Awards 2008

Vienna, Austria

 

 

 

 

 

The Watford Group had exclusively authorised Austrian Federal Railways ÖBB to conduct the 10th Brunel Awards International Railway Design Competition.
A distinguished jury composed of internationally respected railway and design professionals judged the competition in Vienna on July 3rd and 4th.

 

 

The formal awards ceremony took place in Vienna on Tuesday, 30th September 2008 in the “Arena 21″ of the “MuseumsQuartier”.

 

 

The submitted projects were exhibited from 30th September to 3rd October 2008 in the “Oval hall”, directly connected to the “Arena 21″.

 

 

The bestowal of the Brunel Awards was accompanied by the Watford Conference 2008 from 29th September to 4th October 2008.

 

 

Jury decision:

15 awards:

Category 1 – stations (10)

  • Austrian Railways ÖBB / Austria / Railway Station Innsbruck
  • French Railways SNCF / France / Strasbourg Multimodal Transport Hub
  • French Railways SNCF / France / Paris Est Station Renovation
  • German Railways DB / Germany / Dresden Hbf Main Station Roof Restauration
  • Irish Rail CIE / Ireland / Tara Street Station Southern Exit
  • Kyushu Railway Company / Japan / Hyugashi Station
  • London & Continental Railway Ltd. / Great Britain / St Pancras International London
  • Pro Rail / Netherlands / Station Amsterdam Bijlmer-ArenA
  • Swiss Railways SBB/CFF/FFS / Switzerland / Zug Rapid-transit system
  • Swiss Railways SBB/CFF/FFS / Switzerland / Basel Station Dreispitz

 

Category 2 – industrial design, graphics and art (2)

  • Austrian Railways ÖBB / Austria / Graz Station Entrance hall – Artistic Design
  • East Japan Railway Company / Japan / Maintenance plan for restrooms in railway stations

 

Category 3 – technical infrastructure and environment (2)

  • BLS / Alpintransit AG / Switzerland / Lötschberg base tunnel
  • Swiss Railways SBB/CFF/FFS / Switzerland / Staff restaurant facility Olten Tannwald

 

Category 4 – rolling stock (1)

  • German Railways DB / Germany / ICE 1 – Refurbishment

 

15 commendations:

Category 1 – stations (9)

  • Austrian Railways ÖBB / Austria / Dornbirn Railway Station
  • Chinese Ministry of Railways / China / Shanghai-South Station
  • East Japan Railway Company / Japan / Hoshakuji Station
  • French Railways SNCF / France / Meuse TGV station Voie Savrée
  • German Railways DB / Germany / Berlin Hbf Main Station
  • Hungarian Railways MAV / Hungary / Szeged Station / Reception Building Reconstruction / and Budapest Keleti Station / Lotz Hall Renovation
  • Swiss Railways SBB/CFF/FFS / Switzerland / Lausanne Station hall renovation
  • Swiss Railways SBB/CFF/FFS / Switzerland / Lucerne Verkehrshaus Station
  • Swiss Railways SBB/CFF/FFS / Switzerland / Zurich Hardbrücke station upgrading

 

Category 2 – industrial design, graphics and art (2)

  • East Japan Railway Company / Japan / Large Screen Televised Information System
  • French Railways SNCF / France / Achemine – a typeface readable by all

 

Category 3 – technical infrastructure and environment (2)

  • Pro Rail / Netherlands / Eefde Rail Bridge
  • Pro Rail / Netherlands / Untrecht Noise Screen

Category 4 – rolling stock (2)

  • Odakyu Electric Railway / Japan / ROMANCECAR Type 60000 MSE
  • Kyushu Railway Company / Japan / Aso 1962

 

1 special Jury Prize for overall quality:

  • Austrian Railways ÖBB

 

All winning and commended entries received the official Brunel Certificate of Recognition.
Award-winning, commended and selected projects have been published in a competition catalogue.

 

Brunel 2008 Coordinator:

Christina Huber
ÖBB Infrastruktur Bau AG

Vivenotgasse 10
 A – 1120 Wien
Tel. +43/ 1/ 664 960 3415

Fax. +41/ 512/ 202-876

email: Christina.Huber@bau.oebb.at