Honoring Design and Architecture that has an Impact on Society

Design Educates Awards (DEAwards) recognize, showcase, and promote globally the best ideas and implementations of architecture and design. It brings together a community of creatives who emphasize the meaning of the true added value of their projects. NPO Aoyama Design Forum (ADF) proudly supports the Design Educates Awards 2024 as a media supporter.


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DEAwards is looking for creative, innovative projects (completed or concepts from the last 5 years) of any scale that, in addition to excellent aesthetics, incorporate added value—such as educational potential, storytelling elements, the stimulation of critical thinking, the ability to influence users’ emotions or behaviour, and an impact on perception or encompass other similar values.


Gold Prize in Product Design - Releaf Paper - Releaf Bags
Photo credit: Releaf Paper - Releaf Bags


Winner of the year in Product Design - DiFOLD - DiFOLD Origami Bottle
Photo credit: DiFOLD


Winner of the year in Architectural Design- Bat Trang Ceramic Community House - 1+1>2 Architects
Photo credit: 1+1>2 Architects


Gold Prize in Architectural Design - Fjordenhus - Studio Other Spaces
Photo credit: Olafur Eliasson and Sebastian Behmann with Studio Olafur

Outstanding International Jury

Our esteemed jury consists of world-renowned architects, designers, innovators, and educators who are successfully expanding the boundaries of what is possible in their fields. This year our jury panel has been joined by Prof. Toyo Ito, Prof. Masayo Ave, Prof. Rainer Mahlamäki, David Basulto, and more exceptional architects and designers.


The awards ceremony will take place during the Architecture in Foyer 2024 conference at the Solarlux Campus in Germany (Melle, Lower Saxony, Germany) from September 19 & 20, 2024.


  • Project submission deadline: April 21, 2024
  • Jury deliberation: May 2024
  • Announcement of winners: June 2024
  • Awards Ceremony 2024: September 19 & 20, 2024 at SOLARLUX CAMPUS in Melle | Germany

For more information on the details and eligibility, please view at the website.


Silver Prize in Architectural Design - On Architects Inc. - NONSPACE
Photo credit: Yoon,Joonhwan


Photo credit: TROPICAL SPACE


Gold Prize in Responsive Design - Living Architecture Lab., Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London - Diffusive Habitats
Photo credit: Living Architecture Lab., Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London


Gold Prize in Responsive Design_studio design & architecture O. M. Shumelda - RADIO GARAGE
Photo credit: studio design & architecture O. M. Shumelda

Design Educates Awards

The Design Educates Awards is organized by Laka Foundation, a nonprofit and nongovernmental organization. The inspiration for the awards theme comes from the research called Educating Buildings (Bildende Bauten) by Dr. Peter Kuczia.