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Zaha Hadid’s Riverside Museum Wins European Museum Academy Micheletti Award 2012

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The Luigi Micheletti Award is the European prize for innovative museums in the world of industry, science and technics. and this 2012 the awards goes to Riverside Museum in Glasgow, Scotland has been named the most innovative museum in the fields of technology, labor and social history by the European Museum Academy. The architects who designed this Riverside Museum is Zaha Hadid Architects, the architectural company that work at all scales and in all sectors and create transformative cultural, corporate, residential, and other spaces that work in synchronicity with their surrounding.

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The museum that has visitors more than 1.4million visitors since opening in June has to beat museums in 12 other European countries to win this award. In this competition, the judges noted that: “The careful planning of the museum included involving visitors and volunteers at every stage of the development.” and for the excellent use of large workforce and budget and publicly oriented, flexible and always on the outlook, this Museum Riverside finally got the first prize. via

Other shortlisted museums for this year’s Micheletti Award were:
1. Préhistosite de Ramioul – Musée de la Préhistoire en Wallonie, Flémalle, Belgium
2. Brede Works – Museum of Industrial Culture, Lyngby, Denmark
3. Science Centre Delft, The Netherlands
4. Institute for Protection of Cultural Monuments and Museum Bitola, Bitola, ‘the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia’
5. Santralistanbul Museum of Energy, Istanbul, Turkey

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