Awards and nominations

Since the opening in 2014, Micropia has won many international awards and nominations. Here you can find an overview.


Project of Influence 2017

Best in Heritage

The Best in Heritage conference selects the best, awarded projects from the heritage sector in the preceding year and does so on the global level. It therefore offers unique panorama of quality achievements. Forty-two laureates awarded in 2016 were featured in a packed, three-day programme, representing almost all aspects of best and, indeed, awarded, practices. Last year's winners and the members of the audience, casted their votes to choose one project (in each of the two sessions) as the Project of Influence for the current year. This year featured 28 projects out of which the title of Project of Influence 2017 went to Micropia.


DASA Award

European Museum Academy

The DASA Award is presented each year by the European Museum Academy. Winners are selected on the basis of a number of criteria, with the Academy focusing on the innovation, creativity and quality of museums’ presentations and content and their educational activities. The international panel of judges acclaimed Micropia as an exemplar of a 21st-century museum.

Kenneth Hudson Award

European Museum Forum

The European Museum Forum, which is under the aegis of the Council of Europe, has been awarding the European Museum of the Year Award (EMYA) annually since 1977. The Forum also presents several special jury awards every year, including the Kenneth Hudson Award for the most innovative museum in Europe.

German Design Awards, 'special mention'

German Design Council, Germany

The German Design Award honoured Micropia with a ‘ special mention ’ in the Excellent Communications Design – Fair and Exhibition category. ‘A fascinating exhibition that lets visitors explore a different cosmos’, raved the jury.


Special jury prize, 'highly commended'

Museums + Heritage Awards, Great Britain

During the Museums + Heritage Awards gala in London, Micropia was ‘ highly commended ’ by the judges within the category of best international museum 2015. The Museums + Heritage Awards are considered the Oscars of the international museum world. 

Best of Year Interior Design Award (BOY), 'honoree'

Interior Design's Best of Year Awards, US

The Best of Year Interior Design Award is presented to winners in various categories every year. Micropia received an ' honoree ' in the exhibits category.