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    • Maggie’s St Barts awarded Supreme Winner at Surface Design Awards 2019

      800 533 Hamish Kilburn
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      13 awards were presented to the winners of Surface Design Awards 2019… 

      The winners of the 2019 Surface Design Awards have been announced, hailing the best and most impressive use of materials in, and on, architectural projects from around the globe.

      The beautiful new Maggie’s Centre Barts, London has been declared the Supreme Winner, capturing the judge’s hearts and minds. A beacon of design in the charity sector, the building by Steven Holl Architects’ was shortlisted in the Public Building Exterior category, gaining acclaim from the judges, including Christophe Egret, who stated “You really feel that a person dealing with cancer might feel elevated in this space.”

      Across 13 categories entrants to the Awards comprised a who’s-who in architecture and design from around the world. Zaha Hadid Architects, Steven Holl Architects, Studio Egret West and Chris Dyson Architects from the UK, Rockwell Group from the USA, and Kengo Kuma & Associates from Japan were among the shortlist.

      Contemporary view of the lobby

      Image credit: Zaha Hadid Architects

      The Surface Design Awards, announced at the annual Surface Design Show, recognise and celebrate the best use of innovative surface materials in architecture and design internationally.

      Launched five years ago, the Awards have grown year-on-year to become one of the most respected accolades in the design awards realm. The 2019 shortlist consisted of an impressive 43 projects from 9 countries, each entry an exemplary example of creative and innovative use of materials and lighting in both interior and exterior schemes. Some projects won nominations across several categories, resulting in 48 finalists.

      The 2019 judging panel was co-chaired by Christophe Egret, Founding Partner at Studio Egret West, and Paul Priestman, Chairman at PriestmanGoode. The full panel comprised Cany Ash, Partner at Ash Sakula Architects; James Soane, Director at Project Orange architecture & interior design; Jeremy Offer, Chief Creative Officer at future-focused vehicle designers Arrival; Katie Greenyer, Creative Talent & Network Director at Pentland Group; Paul Edwards, Head of Creative Design at Airbus and Roz Barr, Director of Roz Barr Architects.

      The Surface Design Awards 2019 winners in full:

      Award: Retail Interior
      Project: Aesop flagship store
      Designer: Snohetta

      Award: Retail Exterior
      Project: Lava Stone Shopfront
      Designer: STAC Architecture

      Award: Public Building Interior
      Project: Writ in Water
      Studio Octopi with Mark Wallinger

      Award: Public Building Exterior
      Project: Maggie’s Centre St Barts
      Studio: Steven Holl Architects

      Award: Commercial Interior
      Project: The Veil
      Studio: Giles Miller Studio & Orms

      Award: Commercial Exterior
      Project: Morpheus Hotel
      Studio: Zaha Hadid Architects/ Isometrix Lighting Design

      Award: Temporary Structure
      Project: TED Theatre
      Rockwell Group

      Award: Sustainable Interior
      Project: SGS Berkeley Green
      Studio: Hewitt Studios

      Award: Sustainable Exterior
      Project: Cultural Village
      Studio: Kengo Kuma & Associates

      Award: Light & Surface Interior
      Project: Gymbox Mopheus Hotel Atrium
      Studio: Zaha Hadid Archtiects/ Lightivity Lighting Design/ Isometrix Lighting Design

      Award: Light & Surface Exterior
      Project: Black Prince Road Story Wall
      Studio: Michael Grubb Studio/ AF Lighting

      Award: Housing Interior
      Project: Powis Cloud
      Studio: Lily Jencks Studio

      Award: Housing Exterior
      Project: Fajal House
      Studio: Mole Architects

      Main image credit: Surface Design Show Awards/Maggie’s Centre St Barts/Steven Holl Architects

      Hamish Kilburn / 07.02.2019

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