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.
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.
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.
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).
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.