Dezeen Announces the Project of the Year Winners for Dezeen Awards 2022

The winners of this year's Dezeen Awards architecture, interiors and design projects of the year have been announced at the Dezeen Awards 2022 party held on 29 November at One Hundred Shoreditch in London. This year again, NPO Aoyama Design Forum (ADF) proudly supports the award as a media partner.


Interiors project of the year: Ecole Camondo Méditerranée by Émilieu Studio. Photo by Antoine Huot

Argo Contemporary Art Museum and Cultural Centre by Ahmadreza Schricker Architecture North was named architecture project of the year, Ecole Camondo Méditerranée by Émilieu Studio won interiors project of the year, and Wheeliy 2.0 by Quantum was named design project of the year. Each of the overall winners was chosen from the Dezeen Awards category winners that were announced earlier this month.


Argo Contemporary Art Museum and Cultural Centre by Ahmadreza Schricker Architecture North. Photo by Kayvan Radan

The winners were announced at a party at One Hundred Shoreditch in London that was attended by shortlisted studios along with Dezeen Awards judges past and present including Fabio Novembre, Nelly Ben Hayoun, Hanif Kara, Tosin Oshinowo, Alison Brooks and Tom Dixon.


Design project of the year: Wheeliy 2.0 by Quantum. Photo by Akihiro Kawauchi

"Each of these projects is about more than just good design," said head of Dezeen Awards Claire Barrett. "While every one of them excels and pushes the envelope, more than that they each show how design can be a powerful tool for change."

The winners, including category winners and overall winners which were announced two weeks ago, received a hand-made trophy designed by Atelier NL and a Dezeen Awards 2022 certificate.


The staircase is designed to contrast the original architecture. Photo is by Ahmadreza Schricker

Architecture project of the year: Argo Contemporary Art Museum & Cultural Centre by Ahmadreza Schricker Architecture North

Argo Contemporary Art Museum & Cultural Centre, a conversion of a 1920s factory in Tehran, beat 10 other projects to win architecture project of the year, having won the cultural building of the year project category earlier in the competition.


ASA North has converted an old factory in Tehran into a museum. Photo is by Kevyan Radan

"It is a bold adaptive reuse of a historic structure in the centre of Tehran and proposes a purposeful future use, which is inclusive, which respects the past while being forward-looking, and as such is a building that has a wider cultural and political significance," said the judges.


The factory's brick walls have been refurbished or rebuilt. Photo is by Ahmadreza Schricker

Interiors project of the year: Ecole Camondo Méditerranée by Émilieu Studio

Interiors project of the year was won by Émilieu Studio for its Ecole Camondo Méditerranée design school in Toulon, France, and secured its place in the final by winning the civic and cultural interior category.


The plinths also form the base of the school's modular sofa system. Photo by Antoine Huot

The studio created a large-scale flexible learning space, only furnished with reused local materials. "This school sets a new example of how to approach design education, creating a sense of openness and mobility, which is what a school should be all about," commended the judges.


Storage units were painted to look like local rock and marble. Photo by Antoine Huot

Design project of the year: Wheeliy 2.0 by Quantum

Design project of the year was won by Japanese startup studio Quantum for its reduced weight foldable wheelchair Wheeliy, having previously won the product design of the year category. The wheelchair features yellow accents that help those unfamiliar with wheelchairs to operate it intuitively, acting as visual cues.


There are now four colour options


Wheeliy 2.0 is a foldable wheelchair

"The current range of products available to this community is appalling. Wheeliy is a dignified design solution for an underrepresented group in society. This project was designed with inclusivity in mind and addresses a user group whose needs have been neglected for too long," the judges said.