Dezeen Awards 2021 Winners
The Dezeen Awards 2021 winners are revealed. The winning projects and studios were announced from November 22, 2021 to November 24, in a series of video shows. Each show unveiled both the category winners and the overall project winner in that sector. The NPO Aoyama Design Forum (ADF) proudly supports the award as a media partner this year too.
27 leading figures across a range of disciplines have selected the 47 winners of Dezeen Awards 2021 from shortlists of 266 projects and studios. Working remotely, the judges have reviewed all the shortlisted projects online over the last few weeks.
This year’s architecture master jury includes French architect Lina Ghotmeh, structural engineer Hanif Kara, architect and engineer Cecil Balmond, London-based architect Christina Seiliern and architects Juliane Wolf of Studio Gang and Noelia Monteiro of São Paulo-based practice Estudio Flume. These industry professionals have ratified the winners in all the architecture categories.
London-based architect Ben Allen, Julie Eizenberg of KoningEizenberg Architecture, Amit Gupta of STIR, Petra Blaisse of Dutch studio Inside Outside, South London-based interior designer Alexandria Dauley and interior designer Susie McLaren of SHH have chosen this year’s interiors winners.
Textile designer Chrissa Amuah, Cape Town-based designer Lukhanyo Mdingi, conceptual material designer Shahar Livne, Dutch designer and innovator Richard Hutten and London-based design curator Jane Withers have decided on this year’s design winners.
Nick Shute of Dodds & Shute, environmental design writer and speaker Katie Treggiden, Seetal Solanki of Ma-tt-er, interior designer Simon Hamilton, Lay Koon Tan of Nature Squarede and Taiwanese architect Arthur Huang have chosen this year's sustainability winners.
Filmmaker and visual designer Gary Hustwit, head curator of the Design Museum Priya Khanchandani, graphic designer Micha Weidmann and filmmaker Oliver Manzi have ratified this year’s media winners.
Architecture project category winners
The 11 winning architecture projects for Dezeen Awards 2021 include a clubhouse made of local pine, a cloudlike bamboo canopy and a conference centre with a sinuous roof. Other winners include a preschool that can be dismantled, a timber-framed office building and a warehouse complex with slides and trampolines.
Stone Garden by Lina Ghotmeh was named the overall architecture project of the year.
Interiors category winners
The 11 winning interiors projects include an online order collection point in Helsinki, a post office in China, and a bicycle garage in The Netherlands. Other winners include a house for two young musicians in North London, a multi-coloured hotel in central Tokyo and a restaurant in Kyiv made from primarily natural and recycled materials.
Sher Maker Studio by Sher Maker was named the overall interiors project of the year.
Design project category winners
The 11 winning design projects include a puffed-up glass coffee table, a plump duvet-like lounge chair and a pendant light that mimics the sky. Other winners include a collection of hardware turned homeware, a sheltering armchair and a compact wireless breast pump.
A bicycle parking garage in The Hague by Silo was named the overall design project of the year.
Sustainability category winners
The sustainability categories were newly introduced this year to recognise the efforts of architects and designers who are putting sustainability at the forefront of their practice. The three winning sustainability projects for Dezeen Awards 2021 have been revealed as a recycling centre that features 700 repurposed windows, a restaurant made from upcycled junk and a collection of tiles made of glass from discarded microwaves. There were 357 entries for the sustainability categories at this year's Dezeen Awards, which of 15 were shortlisted by a panel of sustainability experts. After this, the sustainability master jury met virtually to ratify the winners.
Media project category winners
The five winning media projects include an experiential animated website and a render featuring a cascade of flowers. Other winners include a portrait of gridded shadows, a storyteller's virtual viewing room and a glimpse into the daily life of Shangcun village.
The six winning studios for Dezeen Awards 2021 have been revealed, with Neri&Hu named architecture studio of the year and Superflux named design studio of the year. Helsinki firm Fyra scooped the interiors studio of the year prize, while ODDO Architects was named emerging architecture studio of the year, WGNB was named emerging interiors studio of the year and Studio Raw Material was named emerging design studio of the year.