Designers: Urbanus Architecture Category

The Environmental Enhancement of the Five Dragons Temple

For years, the long-derelict temple and grounds were walled off and inaccessible. A series of understated squares, courtyards and walkways has created a new public space, restoring the temple compound to its place at the centre of village life.

Court of Dougong. Photo by YANG Chaoying

The Relic Site of Dragon Spring. Photo by YANG Chaoying

The timeline and the section of the temple in the Court of Entry. Photo by YIN Jerry

Meet the designer

Urbanus, share their design story, motivations, obstacles and future plans for the Five Dragons Temple in this interview with the Design Museum.

Architecture nominees


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 | View of the Five Dragons Temple from the entrance pathway. Photo by YANG Chaoying