This week on Dezeen, the winners of the inaugural Dezeen Awards were announced at a ceremony in London, with Christ & Gantenbein, Studio Roosegaarde and Atelier NL among the winners.
Four hundred people attended the Dezeen Awards ceremony, which was hosted by Sir Lenny Henry.
Matthew Mazzotta was the recipient of the overall Architecture Project of the Year prize for The Storefront Theater in Nebraska, while Swiss studio Christ & Gantenbein was awarded Architect of the Year for its “substantial body of work”.
In the interiors category, the “approachable, accessible and relatable studio” i29 was named Interior Designer of the Year, with the Lascaux International Centre for Cave Art by Casson Mann receiving the top prize of Interior Project of the Year.
Haysom Ward Millar’s off-grid Lochside House in Scotland was another award winner this week, being named the RIBA House of the Year.
The shortlist was also announced for the Don’t Move, Improve! with 37 of the most creative and innovative home extension and renovation projects in London named.
Grimshaw unveiled its vision for Eden Project North, which comprises five wedge-shaped pavilions crowning Morecambe Bay. The northern outpost of the ecological tourist attraction forms part of the Eden Project’s large-scale expansion plans.
In the US, BIG released its plans for a baseball stadium in Oakland, and a separate masterplan to redevelop the city’s Coliseum sports ground.
Foster + Partners’ The Tulip continued making headlines this week, as London City Airport raised concerns about the potential impact of the 305-metre-tall viewing platform on its radar system. Going against the flow Peter Cook told Dezeen that there wasn’t enough drama in the proposal.
In other UK news the government started its search for a head of architecture, to “champion the importance of good design” and “raise the design standards of new housing schemes”.
Popular projects on Dezeen this week include a three-storey house on the site of a former garage, a Berlin flat featuring colour-block cabinetry, and Ole Scheeren’s pixelated tower in Bangkok.