Surface Design Awards – Finalists Announced

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    The Surface Design Awards recognise examples of progressive design and the use of innovative surfaces in projects both in the UK and internationally. The Awards mirror the goals of the show by shining a spotlight upon the wealth of creativity and innovation in the industry.The Awards, organised by Montgomery Exhibitions, were launched this year to mark the 10th anniversary of Surface Design Show, the only event in the UK focused exclusively on interior and exterior surface solutions.

    The show’s director, Christopher Newton, said, “We were delighted with the response we received to the Awards. The first Surface Design Awards are truly international and reflect the creativity and innovation in our industry.” Judge Scott Lawrie, Director, All Design said “The array of submissions was staggering in its depth of interesting surfaces and applications.”

    The finalists were chosen by an impressive judging panel comprising; Scott Lawrie, Director at All Design, Heinz Richardson, Director at Jestico + Whiles, Sam Stacey, Head of Innovation at Skanska and David Steeples of Philip Watts Design. The panel was co-chaired by Vanessa Brady, President of the Society of British Interior Design and Felix Mara, Technical Editor of the Architect’s Journal.

    The Judges were looking for innovation and design quality and after spending a day deliberating on the wide range of projects entered for the Awards. Co-chair Vanessa Brady, President, SBID said “The inaugural Surface Design Show Awards have set an impressive benchmark and will, I hope, stimulate ever more creativity, boundary-pushing, WOW-generating surface design.”

    “Some great examples of creativity in the use of materials, light and surface; we saw strong submissions in many categories in terms of quality, style, and originality” – Sam Stacey, Head of Innovation, Skanska.

    The winners will be announced on Thursday 7 February 2013, the last day of Surface Design Show at the Business Design Centre, London.

    The shortlisted projects are:

    Commercial Category sponsored by Burlington Stone
    Exterior Surface Finalists:
    • 50 Great Sutton Street, London by Archer Architects
    • Siemens Renewable Energy Engineering Centre, Manchester by Pringle Brandon Perkins + Will
    Interior Surface Finalists:
    • Clerkenwell Archway, London by Giles Miller Studio
    • Tusk Bar, Manchester by Sharon Jane Design Studio
    • Velvet Underground Nightclub, Singapore by Phillips Connor

    Housing Category sponsored by Trend GB
    Exterior Surface Finalists:
    • Feering Bury Farm Barn, Essex by Hudson Architects
    • In-fill House, London by Patel Taylor
    • Northampton Park Extension by Alison Brook Architects
    • Tortoise Enclosure, Northern Ireland by Paul McAneary Architects
    Interior Surface Finalists:
    • Mill House by Matthew Chamberlain and Oliver Wood
    • Reflective of Nature by Hannah Gage
    • White House Cinema, East Sussex by Louise Lambert

    Public Building Category sponsored by James Latham
    Exterior Surface Finalists:
    • Deptford Lounge & Tidemill Academy, London by Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects
    • Maidstone Museum East Wing by Hugh Broughton Architects
    • Southend Pier Culture Centre by White Arkitekter & Sprunt
    Interior Surface Finalists:
    • Alan Gilbert Learning Commons – Engraved Oak Walls, University of Manchester by Steve McCabe and Sheppard Robson
    • Korean Film Archive, London by Jai Hyuk Lee and Jee Yeon Ha
    • National Maritime Museum, London by Softroom
    • UCD Student Centre, Dublin by Andrew Howley and Aidan Kavanagh

    Retail Category sponsored by Porcelanosa
    Exterior Surface Finalists:
    • Princes Square, Glasgow by Alistair McAuley
    • Stratford City, London by Simon Cochrane
    Interior Surface:
    • Salvaged Victorian Oak, London by Daniel Heath
    • Selfridges Designer Gallery Floor, London by Jamie Fobert
    • Stratford City, London by Simon Cochrane

    Temporary Structure Category sponsored by de magazine:
    • KREOD Pavilion, London by Chun Qing Li
    • Techno Naturology: The Velcro Chain, Toronto by Elaine Ng Yan Ling
    • The Giraffe Pavilion by John Harding & Harri Lewis

    The winner of the supreme award sponsored by Interface will be selected from the impressive list of finalists and will be announced on the 7th February.

    Daniel Fountain / 08.12.2012

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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