Wednesday, February 29, 2012
At the end of last year, the editorial team at Condé Nast Traveller Magazine drew up long lists in the following 10 categories – Aviation, Communications Technology, Culture, Gourmet, Infrastructure, Leisure, Sustainability, Retail, Style on the Move, Transport.
We were thrilled to find out that YDreams’ Santander Interactive Guest Assistants (SIGA) project for Ciudad Grupo Santander, on the outskirts of Madrid, was short-listed for this year’s Communications Technology category of the Conde Nast Traveller Innovation and Design Awards.
The long lists put together by the magazine’s editorial team were then sent to an illustrious panel of judges which includes Sir Nicholas Serota of Tate; Paul Thompson, Rector of London’s Royal College of Art; David Rowan, Editor of Wired magazine, to name a few.
Condé Nast Traveller magazine’s Innovation and Design Awards has become a fixture in their editorial calendar and are now in their sixth year. Past winners have included such design luminaries as Norman Foster; Zaha Hadid; John Pawson, Ross Lovegrove; David Chipperfield; Jack Dorsey, Jonathan Ive, Heston Blumenthal; Tom Dixon; Christopher Bailey; Thomas Heatherwick; Miuccia Prada; Yotam Ottolenghi and Alan Yau amongst others.
In 2011, the award for the Communications Technology category went to ‘Square Inc’ an iPhone application payment platform created by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey that allowed anyone to process credit cards payments on the go.
The shortlists across all 10 categories will be published in the Innovation and Design supplement inserted into the May 2012 issue of Condé Nast Traveller on sale April 12, and available online with pictures at http://www.cntraveller.com.