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

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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

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