The Designers of the Year award rewards the best emerging and established talent or studio across architecture, interiors and design, and recognises those whose innovative work has made a notable impact on the design, interiors and architecture industry in China.
18 studios shortlisted across six categories
The 18 shortlisted names, which are in the running for awards in six different Designers of the Year categories, include Beijing-based Vector Architects, shortlisted for architect of the year, Chengdu-based MUDA Architects, shortlisted for emerging interior designer of the year and Shanghai-based Studio Kae shortlisted for emerging designer of the year.
Other shortlisted studios have designed projects such as a cultural centre with sweeping white-concrete geometries, a modular lighting system informed by scaffolding and a playful fashion boutique which references tailoring motifs.
All Dezeen Awards China 2023 shortlisted projects revealed
The Designers of the Year were nominated and shortlisted by Dezeen Awards China judges and Dezeen’s editorial team.
This is the first edition of Dezeen Awards China, which is in partnership with Bentley Motors. This is the final shortlist revealed this week. The architecture, interiors and design shortlists were unveiled earlier this week.
Above: Vector Architects Studio by Vector Architects. Photo by Vector Architects. Top: Shenzhen Fuqiang Elementary School by People’s Architecture Office. Photo by People’s Architecture Office
All shortlisted Designers of the Year are listed below, each with a link to a dedicated page on the Dezeen Awards China website where you can find an image and more information about the designer.
The winner of each category will be announced at a party in Shanghai in December.
Read on for the full Designers of the Year shortlist:
Shanfeng Academy by OPEN Architecture. Photo by Jonathan Leijonhufvud
Architect of the year
Haikou Xixiu Park Visitor Center by MUDA Architects. Photo by Arch-Exist and Archi-translator
Emerging architect of the year
Ravine by A Work of Substance. Photo by A Work of Substance
Interior designer of the year
Som Land Hostel by RooMoo Design Studio. Photo by RooMoo Design Studio
Emerging interior designer of the year
Building within building series by Ziin Life. Photo by Ziin Life
Designer of the year
DONG Series by Restudio. Photo by Restudio
Emerging designer of the year
Dezeen Awards China 2023
Dezeen Awards China is the first regional edition of Dezeen Awards, to celebrate the best architecture, interiors and design in China. The annual awards are in partnership with Bentley Motors, as part of a wider collaboration that will see the brand work with Dezeen to support and inspire the next generation of design talent in China.
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