DS+R, Calatrava Among Winners of 2016 Leading Culture Destinations Awards

DS+R, Calatrava Among Winners of 2016 Leading Culture Destinations Awards

The winners of the 2016 Leading Culture Destinations Awards have been announced. Presented this past weekend at a ceremony in London, the LCD Awards are given annually to recognize the success of “museums, art organizations, and cultural destinations from around the world [that] are investing in iconic architecture, cross-sector collaborations, [and] audacious programming […] to diversify the experiences offered to visitors and establish their global reputations.”

This year, awards were presented in four categories: Leading Cultural Destination of the Year; Best New Museum of the Year (for museums opened in the past 15 months); Best Soft Power Destination of the Year (a new award for 2016, given to destination who exhibit ‘excellence, relevance, transparency, accountability and sustainability’); and the Traveller’s Award for Best Place to Visit.

The overall winner for 2016 was Diller, Scofidio + Renfro’s Broad Museum in Los Angeles. Continue reading to see the full list of winners.

Leading Cultural Destination of the Year

Museum Architecture of the Year: The Broad Museum, Los Angeles / Diller, Scofidio + Renfro

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Museum Architecture of the Year: The Broad Museum, Los Angeles / Diller, Scofidio + Renfro. Image © Iwan Baan

Museum Architecture of the Year: The Broad Museum, Los Angeles / Diller, Scofidio + Renfro. Image © Iwan Baan

Exhibition of the Year: Proportio, at Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, curated by Axel Vervoordt and Daniela Ferretti

Museum Shop of the Year: Louisiana Museum, Copenhagen

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Restaurant of the Year: LouLou, Musée des Arts Decoratifs, Paris

Digital Museum of the Year: Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

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Digital Museum of the Year: Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Image © Myra May

Digital Museum of the Year: Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Image © Myra May

Best New Museum of the Year

Europe: Tate Modern Switch House extension, London / Herzog & de Meuron

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Best New Museum, Europe: Tate Modern Switch House extension, London / Herzog & de Meuron. Image © Iwan Baan

Best New Museum, Europe: Tate Modern Switch House extension, London / Herzog & de Meuron. Image © Iwan Baan

North America: The Broad Museum, Los Angeles / Diller, Scofidio + Renfro

Central and South America: Museu do Amañha (Museum of Tomorrow), Rio De Janeiro / Santiago Calatrava

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© Gustavo Xavier

Africa: Sinthian Cultural Centre (THREAD), Senegal / Toshiko Mori

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Best New Museum, Africa: Sinthian Cultural Centre (THREAD), Senegal / Toshiko Mori. Image © Iwan Baan

Best New Museum, Africa: Sinthian Cultural Centre (THREAD), Senegal / Toshiko Mori. Image © Iwan Baan

Asia Pacific: Design Museum Dharavi, India

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Best Soft Power Destination of the Year

Best Soft Power Cultural Activation Award: The Cultural Spring, Sunderland

Best Soft Power Cultural Organisation Award: The Canadian Museum of Human Rights, Manitoba /Antoine Predock

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Best Soft Power Cultural Organisation Award: The Canadian Museum of Human Rights, Manitoba / Antoine Predock. Image © Aaron Cohen/CMHR-MCDP

Best Soft Power Cultural Organisation Award: The Canadian Museum of Human Rights, Manitoba / Antoine Predock. Image © Aaron Cohen/CMHR-MCDP

Best Soft Power Cultural District Award: La Ponte Ecomuséu, Villanueva de Santo Adriano, Spain

Traveller’s Award

Cultural City of the Year: Québec City

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Cultural City of the Year: Québec City. Image © Bruce Damonte

Cultural City of the Year: Québec City. Image © Bruce Damonte

Art Hotel of the Year: Durslade Farmhouse, Hauser & Wirth, Somerset, England / Laplace, Piet Oudolf

Learn more about the awards here.

News via the Leading Culture Destinations Awards, DailyMail.

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