- World’s best architects and designers honoured at London ceremony
- London and New York top the global list with two overall winners
- Brussels-based collective Rotor wins the Blueprint Award for Architecture
London has been named one of the world’s top cities for architecture and design, according to Blueprint magazine – in their annual awards ceremony.
The ceremony, held in London last night, honoured excellence in the architecture and design industry by selecting winners across 12 categories.
This year judges received entries from six of seven continents, with winners from five: Europe, North America, South America, Australia and Asia, with the UK and US the only countries to receive more than one award.
The award for Best Sustainable Project or Product was presented to London-based practice LYN Atelier for Hub 67 in London.
Nottingham practice Wolfgang Buttress received the Best Public Use Project with Public Funding Award for its UK Pavilion at the Milan Expo 2015 in Italy.
The awards received hundreds of entries from around the world. According to Blueprint editor Johnny Tucker:
“In just the second year of the awards we found our international reputation has gone before us and the quantity and quality of the projects we received from all over the globe were nothing short of stunning.”
“However even though the quality was really high certain projects clearly jumped out at the judges, who all went for very similar projects. In fact, in three categories we had a tie and had to bring in more judges to make the final decisions. It was very difficult to separate the cream at the top!”
Other notable winners included Brussels-based collective Rotor with the Blueprint Award for Architecture; German designer Konstantin Grcic for Design and Hungarian-born French architect Yona Friedman for Critical Thinking.
To see the list of winners and their projects, highly commended and more information from the awards, visit the website.
Blueprint Awards winners (In order of announcement on the night)
Blueprint Award for Critical Thinking 2015: Yona Friedman, France
Sponsored by Turkish ceramics
Blueprint Award for Design 2015: Konstantin Grcic, Germany
Sponsored by Sottini
Blueprint Award for Architecture 2015: Rotor, Belgium
Sponsored by Turkish ceramics
Best Design Innovation Project or Product
Dean Skira for iGuzzini, Recanati, Italy for Trick light
Sponsored by USM
Best Sustainable Project or Product
LYN Atelier, London, UK for Hub 67, London, UK
Best Interior Design Project or Product — Leisure
Studio mk27, São Paulo, Brazil for Cultura Bookstore, São Paulo, Brazil
Sponsored by Crosswater
Best Interior Design Project or Product — Work
Clive Wilkinson Architects, Culver City, US for The Barbarian Group, New York, US
Best Project by a Small Practice
Department of Architecture co., ltd, Bangkok, Thailand for The Flow, Saen Suk, Thailand
Best Non-Public Use Project — Residential
Studio Odile Decq, Paris, France for Saint-Ange Residency, Grenoble, France
Sponsored by Vitrocsa
Best Non-Public Use Project — Commercial
CHROFI, Sydney, Australia for Lune de Sang, New South Wales, Australia
Best Public Use Project with Public Funding
Wolfgang Buttress, Nottingham, UK for UK Pavilion at Milan Expo 2015, Milan, Italy
Sponsored by Equitone
Best Public Use Project Privately Funded
Diller Scofidio+ Renfro, New York, US for The Broad, Los Angeles, US.