The winners of this year’s Surface Design Awards have been announced, unveiling some of the best projects from across the globe which feature innovative and exciting materials and surfaces.
The Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT) in Lisbon by AL_A was announced Supreme Winner as well as winner of the Public Building Exterior Surface.
The design builds upon Portugal’s rich tradition of craft and ceramics, almost 15,000 three-dimensional crackle glazed tiles articulate the façade and produce a complex surface that gives mutable readings of water, light and shadow. The project was described by Jo Littlefair as “promoting art and architecture just by being there”.
Other winners across the different categories also included Giles Miller Studio, Zhao Yu and Coffey Architects, who Design Insider created a short case study film with last month exploring their project at the Science Museum. Check it out here
The judging panel of the eleven Award categories was co-chaired by Tina Norden, of Conran and Partners, and Ab Rogers of Ab Rogers Design. The judges included Jenny Jones of Studio Jenny Jones, Sacha Leong of Studioilse, Constantina Tsoutsikou of HBA London, Jo Littlefair of Goddard Littlefair, Howard Sullivan of YourStudio and Nir Gilad of Nous Design, all of whom are experts in their fields.
Full list of winners:
Project Location Designer
Commercial Interior Surface
Vanke Day Park Sales Office Shenzhen, China Zhao Yu & Culture Exhibition Centre
Commercial Exterior Surface
Friendly Border Apartments Lisbon, Portugal Maria Ana Vasco Costa for GAS2 Architects
Light and Surface Interior
Soundscapes Gistel, Belgium Zumi
Light and Surface Exterior
Beach Hut Monument for Beachy Eastbourne, UK Stephen Foley Head Lady
Sustainable Exterior Surface
Valley Villa Vilnius, Lithuania Arches
Public Building Interior Surface
Science Museum London, UK Coffey Architects
Public Building Exterior Surface
Museum of Art, Architecture Lisbon, Portugal AL_A and Technology (MAAT)
House Interior Surface
House 13 London, UK Studio Octopi
Housing Exterior Surface (joint winners)
Presidente Arriaga Building Lisbon, Portugal Maria Ana Vasco Costa for STC Arquitectos
John Ruskin Street London, UK David Stanley and Romy Grabosch
Retail Interior Surface
Cannavacciuolo Bistrot Torino Turin, Italy Davide Squariciapino of Delta Tecno Studio d
The Bolt London, UK Giles Miller Studio