The Surface Design Awards recognises progressive design and the use of innovative surfaces in projects across the globe. The Supreme Winner of this year’s awards was The Broad, USA by ARUP / Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler.

“It’s clear that The Broad is an incredibly special, visually stimulating building and it’s great that it has been recognised with this Award,” said Pavlina Akritas, Senior Lighting Designer at Arup.

Other winners of the 2017 event include:

Commercial Interior Surface
Fucina, UK, by Andy Martin Architecture

Housing Interior Surface
Ericeira House, Portugal, by maria ana vasco costa + João Tiago Aguiar, arquitectos

Light and Interior Surface
The Broad, USA by ARUP/ Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler
Sacred Heart Cathedral of Kericho Diocese, Kenya by ARUP/John McAslan + Partners

Public Building Interior Surface
SKYNET, China, by Kris Lin International Design

Retail Interior Surface
Fred Perry Bangkok, Thailand by BuckleyGrayYeoman

Sustainable Interior Surface
International Wine and Spirits Museum, China, by Shanghai Godolphin

Commercial Exterior Surface
TAI CHI, China by Kris Lin Interior Design

Housing Exterior Surface
Ruins Studio, Scotland, Lily Jencks Studio + Nathanael Dorent

Light and Exterior Surface
Redbridge College, UK by Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt

Public Building Exterior Category
Ópusztaszer Visitor Center, Hungary by IVANKA Factory Zrt

Retail Exterior Surface
Carnaby-Kingly Street and FoubertÍs Place, UK by Rolfe Judd

Sustainable Exterior Surface
Perspectives, UK by Giles Miller Studio

Temporary Structure
Billboards, UK, by Giles Miller Studio

About the 2018 awards
The next annual Surface Design Awards is set to be held at the Business Design Centre in London on 8 February 2018. Entries for the competition close on 29 September 2017. The 2018 judging panel is currently being appointed by co-chairs Ab Rogers of Ab Rogers Design and Tina Norden, Project Director at Conran and Partners, who will each select three leading designers to work alongside them.

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