Beazley Designs of the Year Full list of nominations


The Architecture category features from some of the most established global practices to small-scale projects making a difference in the world today.

Croft Lodge Studio by Kate Darby Architects and David Connor Design

The preservation of an 18th century cottage and the creation of a new house and studio

Hegnhuset, memorial and learning centre on Utøya, Norway, 2016 by Blakstad Haffner Architects

The recreation of a café and local centre following the terrorist attacks of 2011 that struck the island of Utøya

Fondaco dei Tedeschi, Venice by OMA

In the heart of Venice, an old merchant’s building has been transformed into a luxury shopping centre

Lycée Schorge Secondary School by Kéré Architecture

A secondary school in Burkina Faso built from locally sourced materials

Mrs Fan’s Plug-In House by People's Architecture Office

A modular housing system for Beijing’s historic Hutong districts

Port House by Zaha Hadid Architects

A central office for dock workers in Europe’s diamond-trading capital, Antwerp

Sala Beckett Theatre and International Drama Centre by Flores & Prats

A transformation of Barcelona’s old Peace and Justice Cooperative Building into a theatre complex

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. by Adjaye Associates, The Freelon Group, Davis Brody Bond, SmithGroupJJR for the Smithsonian Institution

Recognising the black community in the social fabric of American life

The Calais Builds Project by Gráinne Hassett with people living in the Calais Jungle and international volunteers

A public service infrastructure for residents of the Calais Jungle

The Environmental Enhancement of the Five Dragons Temple by Urbanus

An example of historic preservation in China that has reconnected an important, rare, and once derelict Tang dynasty building with its community

Warka Water by Arturo Vittori

A structure designed to harvest potable water from the atmosphere

Weltstadt- Refugees’ Memories and Futures as Models

An exhibition featuring models of buildings made by people from Africa and the Middle East who came to Germany as refugees

Wind and Rain Bridge by Donn Holohan with students from the University of Hong Kong and Peitian Community Craftsmen

An interlocking timber structure constructed without the use of mechanical fasteners

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