Surface Design Awards Winners Announced

The winners in the Lighting & Surface categories (Clockwise from top left): Morpheus Hotel Atrium by Isometrix Lighting Design and Zaha Hadid Architects; Gymbox by Lightivity; Story Wall by ÅF Lighting; Black Prince Road by Michael Grubb Studio.

(UK) – The Surface Design Awards hail the best and most impressive use of materials in, and on, architectural projects from around the world.

The winners of the 2019 Surface Design Awards have been announced, with Michael Grubb Studios, ÅF Lighting, Isometrix and Lightivity Lighting Design collecting awards in the lighting categories.

Held during the Surface Design Show, the Surface Design Awards aim to recognise the best use of innovative surface materials in architecture and design internationally, with categories ranging from public buildings and retail to housing, commercial buildings and sustainability.

Isometrix and Zaha Hadid Architects, alongside Lightivity Lighting Design, won awards in the Light & Surface Interior category for the Morpheus Hotel Atrium and Gymbox respectively. Elsewhere, Michael Grubb Studio’s darc awards winning Black Prince Road won the Light & Surface Exterior category, alongside Story Wall by ÅF Lighting.

Such was the strong competition, out of the thirteen categories, only the lighting categories featured split winners.

Elsewhere, the beautiful new Maggie’s Centre Barts, London was named the Supreme Winner. 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 panel of judges.

Other category winners included such high profile names as Snøhetta, Kengo Kuma & Associates and Rockwell Group.

The judging panel for the 2019 awards was co-chaired by Christophe Egret, Founding Partner at Studio Egret West, and Paul Priestman, Chairman at PriestmanGoode. The full panel comprised of Cany Ash, Partner at Ash Sakula Architects; James Soane, Director at Project Orange; Jeremy Offer, Chief Creative Office at 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.

Launched five years ago, the Surface Design Awards have grown year on year, and the 2019 shortlist consisted of 43 projects from nine countries, with each entry an example of creative and innovative use of materials and lighting in both interior and exterior schemes.

The Surface Design Awards 2019 winners in full are:

Retail Interior
Aesop Flagship Store, UK, by Snøhetta

Retail Exterior
Lava Stone Shopfront, UK, by STAC Architecture

Public Building Interior
Writ in Water, UK, by Studio Octopi with Mark Wallinger

Public Building Exterior
Maggie’s Centre St Barts UK, by Steven Holl Architects

Commercial Interior
The Veil, UK, by Giles Miller Studio & Orms

Commercial Exterior
Morpheus Hotel, China, by Zaha Hadid Architects/Isometrix Lighting Design

Temporary Structure
TED Theatre, Canada, by Rockwell Group

Sustainable Interior
SGS Berkeley Green, UK, by Hewitt Studios

Sustainable Exterior
Cultural Village, USA, by Kengo Kuma & Associates

Light & Surface Interior
Gymbox, UK, by Lightivity Lighting Design
Morpheus Hotel Atrium, China, by Zaha Hadid Architects/Isometrix Lighting Design

Light & Surface Exterior
Black Prince Road, UK, by Michael Grubb Studio
Story Wall, Sweden, by ÅF Lighting

Housing Interior
Powis Cloud, UK, by Lily Jencks Studio

Housing Exterior
Fijal House, UK, by Mole Architects