Dezeen has been named Digital Service of the Year at the International Building Press Awards, while editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs won the Multi-Media Journalist of the Year title.
Judges described Dezeen as “brilliant”. “The site has a real agenda and is brilliant at tapping into the zeitgeist and finding the architectural angle,” they said. “In a nutshell: it’s great journalism.”
This is the second year in a row that Dezeen has won the award. Last year judges praised Dezeen’s “global ambition and constant innovation”.
Fairs won the category for multi-media journalism, with judges particularly praising the short documentary Elevation.
Fairs co-directed the movie, which explores how drones will change cities.
“Marcus Fairs’ entry was overall highly professional, and the judges were ‘blown away’ by the film which was thought provoking and challenging for architects, encouraging them to think about how architecture may work in a world of drones,” the IBP judges said.
Last week Fairs was named Digital Editor of the Year at the British Society of Magazine Editors awards.