The submissions for the 2nd edition of the BLT Awards closed at the beginning of October 2022, leaving the jury panel composed of 36 experienced architects, designers, developers, academics and media representatives to select winners in each category. The program received over 650 submissions from 51 countries, representing 54 categories. The judges evaluated each project based on their own merit; rewarding the most pioneering and groundbreaking designs and selecting those standing out, based on new concepts, innovations and sustainability initiatives.
The range of work was astounding, Zaha Hadid Architects was awarded with the “Architectural Design of the Year” title for BEEAH Headquarters; based in Japan, KAMITOPEN won the “Interior Design of the Year” prize for KAMA-ASA Shop in Tokyo; Yi Design Company Limited received the “Construction Product Design of the Year” award for the innovative YiBrick made of recycled ceramic and Design With Frank by FRANK software was awarded ” Project Management of the Year”.
In the student categories, Xudong Zhu, a student at Harvard University received the prize of “Emerging Architect of the Year” for his design of Urban Irrigation; while Yue Che, a student of the Savannah College of Art and Design won the “Emerging Interior Designer of the Year” for Ally- A center for Children Psychological Trauma Recovery.
“At the BLT Built Design Awards, we strive to support and promote inspired projects and innovation by professional and emerging designers from around the world; assembling in one platform outstanding projects from Hong Kong to Canada, Germany and Australia.” said cofounder and Program Director, Astrid Hébert. “This program will continue to showcases Architecture and Design excellence in the construction industry.”
Other honorees from the 2022 BLT Built Design Awards included, Ateliers Jean Nouvel with The Wellness Center at 53 West 53 in New York city, Richärd | Kennedy Architects won with the Cruzen-Murray Academic Library, from France the Agence d’Architecture A. Bechu & Associés received multiple prizes, querkraft architects in Austria was awarded with their project called IKEA – the good neighbor in the city; CRAFT Arquitectos in Mexico won with their Architecture of the Torre Helix, Perkins & Will with the University of Washington, Life Sciences Building in Seattle, Dna Barcelona Architects received an award for the Tree Life, Tulum project and Casson Mann for the Pressoria – Centre d’interprétation sensorielle des vins de Champagne.
Winners will receive extensive publicity over the next year to present their achievements to a global audience. Their designs will be featured in the BLT Awards annual Catalog of Design, which will be distributed worldwide, and they will also receive the BLT Built Design Awards certificate and badge of Achievement, as well as a year-round profile in the BLT Awards Online Architectural Directory. To view the full list of the BLT Built Design Awards 2022 winners in architecture, interior design, building products and project management, click here.