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A' Design Awards Announce World Design Rankings 2020

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The A’ Design Award is an international award whose aim is to provide designers, architects, and innovators from all design fields with a competitive platform to showcase their work and products to a global audience. Among the design world's many awards, the A' Design Award stands out for its exceptional scale and breadth, including over 100 award categories and having honored over 12,000 designers with an award over its 11-year lifetime.

China: Zhongnan Mansion Clubhouse / Kris Lin and Jiayu Yang. Image Courtesy of A' Design AwardChina: Wuhan Wushang Mall Cinema 9F / Ajax Law and Virginia Lung. Image Courtesy of A' Design AwardJapan: Randen Arashiyama Station Railway station / GLAMOROUS co., ltd.. Image Courtesy of A' Design AwardUnited States: Exhale Public Plaza / Mikyoung Kim. Image Courtesy of A' Design Award+ 15

The Many Faces of Award-Winning Architectural Design

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The international A' Design Award competition was "born out of the desire to underline the best designs and well-designed products" of designers, architects, and innovators from all design fields. Entries each year are judged by A' Design Award's jury of hundreds of experts from around the globe including scholars, professionals, and media members. If you are selected as a winner, you'll receive a host of prizes and benefits, in addition to international prestige and recognition. Entries are being accepted now until February 28th, 2021 and a selection of winners will be featured in a post on ArchDaily after they're announced on April 15th, so register your design today for a chance to be included.

Da Chang Muslim Cultural Center / Hejingtang Studio. Image Courtesy of A' Design AwardsShimao Loong Palace Residential Landscape / Shimao Group. Image Courtesy of A' Design Awardserception Cafe / Haejun Jung - Feelament. Image Courtesy of A' Design AwardsAmerican International School of GZ School / Vantree Design and Pearl River Design. Image Courtesy of A' Design Awards+ 19

Enter Now in RTF’s Architecture, Construction & Design Awards 2020

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In its 9th consecutive year, with the launch of Architecture, Construction, and Design Awards 2020, Rethinking The Future (RTF) is inviting architects and designers to submit their projects under the various building, interior, and product categories. RTF now offers even more opportunities for encouraging accomplished and up-and-coming design minds. Rethinking the Future has been a leading organization committed to recognizing and acknowledging innovative and future-sensitive designs worldwide. RTF celebrates and shares its knowledge base through a plethora of awards, events, and academic dialogues in the field of Architecture & Design.

A' Design Awards Announces Winners for 2019-2020

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Everyone likes to win. And if design is your passion, what could be better than winning a design award? Out of the multitude of design competitions in the world, the international A' Design Award is the largest, and now they've announced their winners of the 2019-2020 competition. Winners of this prestigious award must impress a jury panel of experts - 170+ press members, academics, and design professionals - in order to receive the A' Design Prize. In addition to the prestige, recognition, and international publicity, laureates are presented with a trophy, annual yearbook, certificate, invitation to the gala night, inclusion in the winners' exhibit, and more.

Shanxiao Sales Pavilion / Larry Wen. Image Courtesy of A' Design AwardThe Linear House / Christos Pavlou. Image Courtesy of A' Design AwardGuiyang Zongshuge Bookstore / Xiang Li. Image Courtesy of A' Design AwardSolar Skywalks / Peter Kuczia. Image Courtesy of A' Design Award+ 23

Final Call for Entries to A' Design Awards & Competition 2020

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If you've procrastinated, now is your last chance to enter your design in the 2020 A’ Design Award Competition - the final call for entries ends February 28th, 2020 for an opportunity to showcase your work to a global audience. The international competition was "born out of the desire to underline the best designs and well-designed products" of designers, architects, and innovators from all design fields. Among other design competitions and awards, the A' Design Award stands out for its exceptional scale with over 100 design categories.

Manshausen Island Resort. Image Courtesy of A' Design AwardGrotto Sauna. Image Courtesy of A' Design AwardThe Curtain. Image Courtesy of A' Design AwardImpression Nanxi River. Image Courtesy of A' Design Award+ 19

Call for Entries: A' Design Awards & Competition 2020

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For a chance to showcase your work to a global audience, now is the time to enter your design for an A’ Design Award. The international competition was "born out of the desire to underline the best designs and well-designed products" of designers, architects, and innovators from all design fields. Among other design competitions and awards, the A' Design Award stands out for its exceptional scale with over 100 design categories.

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United States, China, and Japan Earn Top Spots in the World Design Rankings

While we wait for summer 2020 and another chance to watch the medal counts climb and cheer on our home countries in the next Olympics, a different type of international contest has tallied its scores and the United States has taken the gold in the World Design Rankings, with China and Japan following for second and third place respectively. Sponsored by the international A’ Design Award and Competition, the world’s largest and most diverse design accolade, the World Design Rankings are compiled based on the number of designers from each country granted an A’ Design Award.

Zhongnan Mansion Clubhouse / Kris Lin. Image © KLIDShaw Contract Group Atlanta Showroom Showroom + Office / Perkins + Will. Image © Gabriel Benzer and Nigel MarsonN8-house [ House of III-BOX ] Residential House / Masahiko Sato. Image © Toshihisa IshiiUrban Skyfarm / Steve Lee. Image © Aprilli Design Studio+ 23

Call for submissions: LafargeHolcim Awards for Sustainable Construction

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Seeking international projects that combine sustainable construction practices with architectural excellence, the LafargeHolcim Awards are open for entries to their 6th cycle through February 25, 2020. The Awards offers a total of $2 million USD in prize money to projects and concepts from architecture, engineering, urban planning, materials and construction technology, and related fields.

The German Design Awards 2020 Unveil their List of Winners

The German Design Awards 2020 have just released their awaited list of winners in different categories: excellent architecture, excellent communication design, excellent product design, and universal design. The program has also selected Jasper Morrison as the 2020 personality of the year.

A' Good Architecture Design Award Winners Showcase Integrative Design

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The A’ Design Award’s annual Accolades reward the top designers worldwide in all design disciplines. It is a peer-reviewed, anonymously judged international award whose aim is to provide a platform for these designers to showcase their work and products to a global audience. This year's edition is still open for entries until the Late Deadline on February 28th, with winners announced on April 15th; designers can register their submissions here today!

Hotel Pino Nature - Hotel / Studio ZEC. Image © Damir DautbegovićHangzhou Zhongshuge Bookstore - Bookstore / Xiang Li. Image © Feng ShaoManshausen - Hospitality, Sport, Hotel, Wellness/Spa / Snorre Stinessen. Image © Steve KingPONE Transparent Shell - Exhibition Space / PONE ARCHITECTURE. Image © PONE ARCHITECTURE+ 21

Members of LafargeHolcim Awards Juries 2020 Confirmed

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The independent juries will evaluate entries in the 6th International LafargeHolcim Awards for Sustainable Construction in five regions of the world. Each jury consists of nine experts in sustainable design and construction. The Awards seek real projects as well as bold ideas that combine sustainable construction solutions with architectural excellence. The competition offers a total of USD 2 million in prize money and is open for entries until February 25, 2020.

Open Call : 2A Continental Architectural Awards 2019

The 2ACAA have been organized and conceptualized by the 2A Magazine, an architecture magazine based in Canada. Ahmad Zohadi - CEO and the editor in chief of the 2A Magazine is the mind behind 2ACAA. The first ever 2ACAA 2015 took place in Istanbul, Turkey. The theme of the event was, “The emergence of Contemporary Architecture in Asia”. 2ACAA 2019 is the 5th in the series. The 2ACAA for Asia-Oceania, Europe, Africa, South Central, and North America will be held at the Polytechnic University of Madrid on 18th October 2019. The theme of 2ACAA 2019 is “Innovative Contextual Architecture in the Continents”.

27 Projects Win 2019 AIANY Design Awards

The New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects has presented 27 projects with 2019 Design Awards. AIANY announced the results after two days of deliberations by a a jury of independent architects, educators, critics, and planners. For each of the five categories, winning projects were granted either an “Honor” or “Merit” award, and were chosen for their design quality, innovation and technique.

Princeton University Embodied Computation Laboratory. Image © Pablo MarvelTanderrum Bridge. Image © Kristoffer PaulsonOculi House. Image © Michael MoranCornell Tech Tata Innovation Center. Image © Albert Vecerka+ 28

Call for Submissions: AIA Silicon Valley Launches Design Awards

The AIA Silicon Valley Design Awards program recognizes the outstanding achievements in architecture and design of Silicon Valley individuals and organizations as well as celebrates the distinguished work of architects and related professionals from afar who contribute to the framework of our local built environment. The program serves to inform the public of the breadth and value of architectural practice.

The Design Awards submission is structured into main categories and optional concentrations. In addition to the design awards given in each main category, including Architecture, Residential, Interior Architecture, Urban Design / Master Plan, Small Project / Big Impact, Unbuilt / Research

Call for Submissions | AIA Shanghai Design Awards 2018

AIA Shanghai is pleased to announce its first ever awards program to celebrate China's best design and designers; a benchmark for international excellence.

The AIA Shanghai Design Excellence Awards Program celebrates new architecture in China. This international design awards program welcomes entries from all AIA members and associate members practicing in China.

The 2018 AIA Shanghai Design Excellence Awards Program celebrates regional diversity within innovative architecture, interiors and planning projects shaped by architects living, breathing, and working in China regardless of scale, budget, style, or type.

The winning Awards will be judged by an international jury comprised of leading

Call for Submissions: AIA Brooklyn + Queens Design Awards 2018

AIA Brooklyn + Queens Design Awards 2018 launched in collaboration with AIA Bronx. With the growth of new development and renovation in our boroughs over the past five years, our professional associations are excited to collaborate on this event tailored to professions of the built environment that we all share.

Rethinking The Future Awards 2017

After the huge success of Re-thinking The Future Awards, RTF Sustainability Awards 2015, IATA, and RTF Sustainability Awards 2016 and now RTF in its fifth year, launching the Rethinking The Future Awards 2016. The RTF Awards 2016 are the absolute global architectural award event with 35 categories and 15 esteemed judges across the globe. Winners from previous Awards include Bjarke Ingels Group & DIALOG, Perkins Eastman, Page, RTKL, AHR, Sanjay Puri Architects, and more. With Professionals and Creative people around the world, It’s your chance to be distinguished around the best in the profession.

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum Announces 2013 Winners of National Design Awards

Now in its 14th year, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum Design Awards recognizing outstanding achievement across a variety of disciplines in the design community. The awards were established to "promote design as a vital humanistic tool in shaping the world". This year the recipients will be honored at a gala in October during National Design Week in New York City. The goal of recognizing this achievements is to reinforce the idea that "everything around us is designed" and the potential for innovation and creation is present across all types of development. The winners of this year's design awards were selected based on excellence, innovation and public impact.

Join us after the break for a look at the 2013 Winners.