2016 ECC Architecture Award: Denise Scott Brown 
In 2016, the ECC Award for Architecture was awarded to Denise Scott Brown (USA) for her life-long dedication to architecture and her presentation of "Wayward Eye" as part of the ECC exhibition "TIME SPACE EXISTENCE" at Palazzo Mora.
Denise Scott Brown is an American architect, planner, writer, educator, and principal of the firm Venturi. Scott Brown and Associates.  Through her architecture and planing, and theoretical writing and teaching,  Brown is regarded as among the most influential architects of the twentieth century. 


2016 ECC Design Award: Karim Rashid
In 2016, the ECC Award for Design was awarded to Karim Rashid (Canada/USA) for his personal contribution to the world of Design, and his Digital Nature installation at the ECC as part of VENICE DESIGN 2016. 
Karim Rashid is an Egyptian-born and Canadian-raised industrial designer. His designs include luxury goods, furniture, lighting, surface design, brand identity and packaging.
Digital Nature is designed to be a fantastic, ocular space. It captures the essence of multisensorial living in our digital age. Karim believes that patterns, symbols, signs, and textures should be a commentary about the 21st century. His desire is to see people live in the modus of our time, to participate in the contemporary world, and to release themselves from nostalgia, antiquated traditions, and meaningless kitsch. In other words, to be sensorially attuned in the moment that we are alive.