Designers: Zaha Hadid Architects Architecture Category

Port House

The early twentieth-century Antwerp Docks fire station was originally to have been crowned with a tall tower visible over what are now twelve kilometres of docks. Today it is adorned with a striking, self-supporting, ship-like superstructure, faced with 2,000 diamond shaped windows – some clear, some opaque, and many faceted, providing elegant accommodation for port staff.

Port House Antwerp © Hufton+Crow

Port House Antwerp © Hufton+Crow

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

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Beazley Designs of the Year

This exhibition comprises 62 nominations across six categories: Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Graphics, Product and Transport. The exhibition and awards showcases some of the most original and exciting products, concepts and designers in the world today.

Background image | Port House © Helene Binet