Multimedia State Prize 2006

Category Prize for Visitors' Centre at Austria's parliament

Multimedia State Prize: checkpointmedia received the Multimedia State Prize in the category "Public Information and Services" for the Visitors' Centre at Austria's parliament. The jury was particularly impressed by the straightforward interactive access to the complex topics in politics and democracy, which are now available to a wide audience. The jury's verdict: "The multimedia approach to the question "How does democracy work?" has been accomplished in a striking way". Thanks to the use of new media the Austrian Parliament Visitors' Centre has become a place where politics can be truly experienced. 15 media stations offer information and entertainment. The history and the function of the Austrian Parliament are presented in an innovative way. A virtual "magnifying glass" installation enables the visitor to take a closer look at the architectural elements of the Parliament building's façade and also call up information on the rooms that lie hidden behind it.