The winners of the 2019 Surface Design Awards have been announced, hailing the best and most impressive use of materials in, and on, architectural projects from around the globe.
The new Maggie’s Centre Barts, London has been declared the Supreme Winner, capturing the judge’s hearts and minds. A beacon of design in the charity sector, the building by Steven Holl Architects’ was shortlisted in the Public Building Exterior category, gaining acclaim from the judges, including Christophe Egret, who stated “You really feel that a person dealing with cancer might feel elevated in this space”.
Across 13 categories entrants to the Awards comprised a who’s-who in architecture and design from around the world. Zaha Hadid Architects, Steven Holl Architects, Studio Egret West and Chris Dyson Architects from the UK, Rockwell Group from the USA, and Kengo Kuma & Associates from Japan were among the shortlist.
The 2019 judging panel was co-chaired by Christophe Egret, Founding Partner at Studio Egret West, and Paul Priestman, Chairman at PriestmanGoode. The full panel comprised Cany Ash, Partner at Ash Sakula Architects; James Soane, Director at Project Orange architecture & interior design; Jeremy Offer, Chief Creative Officer at future-focused vehicle designers Arrival; Katie Greenyer, Creative Talent & Network Director at Pentland Group; Paul Edwards, Head of Creative Design at Airbus and Roz Barr, Director of Roz Barr Architects.
The Surface Design Awards 2019 winners in full
Retail Interior – Aesop Flagship Store, United Kingdom – Snohetta
Retail Exterior – Lava Stone Shopfront, United Kingdom – STAC Architecture
Public Building Interior – Writ in Water, United Kingdom – Studio Octopi with Mark Wallinger
Public Building Exterior – Maggie’s Centre St Barts, United Kingdom – Steven Holl Architects
Commercial Interior – The Veil, United Kingdom – Giles Miller Studio & Orms
Commercial Exterior – Morpheus Hotel, China – Zaha Hadid Architects / Isometrix Lighting Design
Temporary Structure – TED Theatre, Canada – Rockwell Group
Sustainable Interior – SGS Berkeley Green, United Kingdom – Hewitt Studios
Sustainable Exterior – Cultural Village, United States of America – Kengo Kuma & Associates
Light & Surface Interior – Gymbox, United Kingdom – Lightivity Lighting Design & Morpheus Hotel Atrium, China – Zaha Hadid Architects / Isometrix Lighting Design
Light & Surface Exterior – Black Prince Road, United Kingdom – Michael Grubb Studio & Story Wall, Sweden – ÅF Lighting
Housing Interior – Powis Cloud, United Kingdom – Lily Jencks Studio
Housing Exterior – Fijal House, United Kingdom – Mole Architects