Herzog & de Meuron, Assemble and BIG are among the nominees for the Beazley Designs of the Year by the Design Museum
The Design Museum’s ninth annual awards celebrate ‘the world’s best designs’.
Shortlisted projects include Herzog & de Meuron’s Tate Modern Switch House; VIA 57 West, a 35-storey residential tower in New York by BIG; and the Turner Prize-winning Granby Workshop in Liverpool by Assemble.
A flat-pack refugee shelter by IKEA Foundation also made the shortlist.
The accolades are made up of nominees across a total six categories - architecture, digital, fashion, graphics, product and transport. The 70-strong shortlist will form part of the opening programme of exhibitions at the Design Museum’s new home in Kensington High Street.
Other works nominated include a coffee cup for astronauts in the product category; David Bowie’s Blackstar album cover - his 25th and final album - by Jonathan Barnbrook; and an STI online testing kit in the digital category.
The full architecture shortlist
- Arena for Learning, Peru, Grafton Architects
- Better Shelter, IKEA Foundation
- Design That Saves Lives, Bangladesh, Arup
- Dreamland Margate, Kent, Guy Holloway and Ray Hole Architects
- Fondazione Prada, Milan, OMA
- Granby Workshop, Liverpool, Assemble
- Harbin Opera House, China, MAD Architects
- Nida house, Chile, Sofia von Ellrichshausen, Diego Perez and Carlos Atala
- SL11024, California, LOHA
- Sustainable Housing, Mexico, Tatiana Bilbao Estudio
- The Green, London, AOC
- Tate Modern Switch House, London, Herzog & de Meuron
- VIA 57 West, New York, BIG