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Surface Design Awards 2016 Finalists

04/06/2015 14:50:13

Surface Design Awards 2016 finalists are announced featuring a fantastic array of outstanding surface treatments.

Morriston Hospital
IBI Nightingale, Art in Site  

M Bar & Kitchen
Ruchika Grover 

LOCO Restaurant
João Tiago Aguiar, Arquitectos 

The Surface Design Awards are the only awards in the UK that recognise and celebrate outstanding examples of progressive design and the use of innovative surfaces in projects both in the UK and internationally. 

The highly respected awards were launched in 2013 and have grown significantly in stature and quality year on year. This year 146 admissions were received from 24 different countries. 2016 has seen a strong variety of projects exploring the beauty of surfaces including private residencies, hospitals, restaurants, and even a sewage works. 

Private Residence - Mumbai
Ruchika Grover 

Le Lido
Giles Miller Studio

Fred Perry Covent Garden
United Kingdom

32 projects have been named as finalists for the Surface Design Awards 2016, with 13 awards to be given out to 7 different categories with most categories being divided into both interior and exterior sections. 40% of projects on the 2016 shortlist are from outside of the UK covering an extensive 12 countries. Each project is judged on a range of criteria including the type of surface, the use of materials and aesthetic design. Among the 2016 finalists are internationally revered Foster + Partners and Heatherwick Studio as well as BuckleyGreyYeoman who have 3 shortlisted projects.

Flatiron House
United Kingdom
FORM design architecture 

Architectural Dimensions
United Kingdom
Amy Norbury

Pure Aldgate
United Kingdom

The challenging task of choosing the shortlist inspired an animated debate on the virtues of each project and eventually saw some stand out surfaces being shortlisted. The judging panel was co-chaired by Sarah Featherstone of Featherstone Young and Theresa Dowling of FX Magazine. The judges included Andrew Waugh of Waugh Thistleton Architects; Anna Breheny of Scott Brownrigg Interior Design; Chris Jenkins of Peldon Rose; Diana Cochrane of Kent School of Architecture; Michaela Matheson of BDG Architecture + Design; Xavier Llarch Font of The Decorators and Sharon Stammers and Martin Lupton of Light Collective. 

Nanyang Learning Hub 
Heatherwick Studio, CPG Consultants Pte Ltd  

Minories Hotel
United Kingdom
Mackay + Partners llp 

Mellor Primary School - The Habitat Wall
United Kingdom
Sarah Wigglesworth Architects 

Shortlisted projects were described by the judges as ‘Seamless,’ ‘Joyful,’ ‘Beautifully executed,’ ‘Innovative’ and ‘Brave’.

Introduced for 2016 is a sustainable surface category recognising the importance of this fast growing sector and suitably reflecting the global significance of this topic finalists are from Brazil, China and the UK. While the much anticipated Supreme Award will return for 2016, highlighting which surface, in the judge’s opinion is the stand out winner amongst all the entries. 

Kebony - Camber Sands
United Kingdom
Walker and Martin 

24 Savile Row
United Kingdom
EPR Architects 

Summer House in Halkidiki Greece
Eva Sopeoglou 

All of the winners along with Supreme Award winner will be announced at a presentation held at Surface Design Show 2016 on Thursday 11th February at the Business Design Centre, London. Click here to register to attend.

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