Winners for Design Educates Awards 2021 Announced- Best Architecture and Design That Can Educate

The Design Educates Awards recognize, showcase, and promote globally the best ideas and implementations of architecture and design that can educate. DEAwards reach beyond the regular architecture contest priorities, it searches for something that will have a lasting influence beyond the ever-present effects of design and architecture. So far, the awards have been joined by more than 500 participants from 176 cities, 35 countries and 5 continents, 40 members of the judging panel. 80 laureates have been selected.


Winner for the year 2021 in architectural design_Zheshui Natural library, Author: LUO studio, Photo credit: Jin Weiqi

The award is hosted by Laka Foundation, a nonprofit organization and a worldwide network focused on social impact via design and architecture. The theme of the awards has been inspired by the research called Education Buildings (Bildende Bauten) by Dr. Peter Kuczia. 


Winner for the year 2021 in product design
+ Emerging designers 2021_ GoRolloe, Author: Kristen Tapping, Photo credit: Kristen Tapping

Each year, the esteemed panel of judges selects outstanding ideas and implementations in the categories of architectural design, product design, universal design, and responsive design. The Jury of the edition 2021 has been joined by Prof. Alison Brooks, Prof. Farshid Moussavi, Prof. Jürgen Mayer H., Prof. Toyo Itō, David Basulto, Hani Rashid, Konstantin Grcic, Andrés Reisinger, Enrica Cavarzan, Dr. Peter Kuczia, Aidin Ardjomandi, Ir. Kristina Bacht, Issa Diabaté, Alain Gilles, Hella Jongerius, Hadi Teherani, Marco Zavagno.

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Gold prize in universal design_ BRAILLE MEETS EMOTICONS, Author: Walda Verbaenen, Photo credit: Walda Verbaenen

In addition to the main prizes, the awards include “emerging designers” recognition (for the best student designs), and “Solarlux Choice” (the selection of the projects made by representatives of Solarlux - strategic partner of the awards).


Gold prize in responsive design_Villa Ypsilon, Author: LASSA and collaborators, Photo credit: NAARO

The laureates of the main prizes

Winner for the year 2021 in architectural design: “Zheshui Natural Library” by LUO studio

Winner for the year 2021 in product design + Emerging designers 2021:

“GoRolloe” by Kristen Tapping 

Gold prize in universal design:

“Braille meets emoticons - a visual language for visually impaired” by Walda Verbaenen

Gold prize in responsive design:

“Villa Ypsilon” by LASSA and collaborators

Solarlux Choice 2021:

“Public Library, Dornbirn” by Dietrich | Untertrifaller with Christian Schmoelz and collaborators;

”Prisma – Schorndorf Station” by schneider+schumacher and collaborators

All winning projects (including authors and collaborators) are available on the official website of the awards.


Solarlux Choice 2021 - Public Library, Dornbirn, Author: (by Dietrich | Untertrifaller with Christian Schmoelz and collaborators, Photo credit: Aldo Amoretti,Albrecht I. Schnabel


Solarlux Choice 2021_ Prisma – Schorndorf Station,Author: by schneider+schumacher and collaborators, Photo credit: Jörg Hempel
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