Herzog & de Meuron, OMA, MAD, Among 13 Shortlisted for “Design of the Year 2016”

The Design Museum in London has announced the shortlist of 13 architecture projects being considered for the 2016 edition of the prestigious Beazley Design of the Year award. From Tatiana Bilbao’s Sustainable Housing Prototype to MAD Architects’ Harbin Opera House, the list features projects from a wide variety of scales and programs, celebrating some of architecture’s most significant achievements from the past year.

The award, now in its ninth year, “celebrates design that promotes or delivers change, enables access, extends design practice or captures the spirit of the year.” Nominees are selected in six categories, including Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Graphics, Product and Transport. An exhibition on the projects will be on display from 24 November 2016 – 19 February 2017.

Last year, the overall architecture prize was awarded to Alejandro Aravena’s UC Innovation Center for the building’s ability to be “permeable – visually, socially and climatically with its environment.”

View all of the shortlisted buildings, after the break.

Arena for Learning, UTEC / Grafton Architects + Shell Arquitectos

© Shell Arquitectos

© Shell Arquitectos

Better Shelter / Johan Karlsson, Dennis Kanter, Christian Gustafsson, John van Leer, Tim de Haas, Nicolò Barlera

via The Design Museum

via The Design Museum

Design That Saves Lives

via The Design Museum

via The Design Museum

Dreamland Margate / Hemingwaydesign

via The Design Museum

via The Design Museum

Fondazione Prada / OMA

© Bas Princen - Fondazione Prada

© Bas Princen – Fondazione Prada

Granby Workshop / Assemble

Courtesy of Assemble

Courtesy of Assemble

Harbin Opera House / MAD Architects

© Hufton+Crow

© Hufton+Crow

Nida house in Navidad (Chile) / Mauricio Pezo, Sofia von Ellrichshausen, Diego Perez, Carlos Atala, Ricardo Ballesta

via The Design Museum

via The Design Museum

SL11024 / Lorcan O’Herlihy Archtiects

© Iwan Baan

© Iwan Baan

Sustainable Housing / Tatiana Bilbao Estudio

Courtesy of Tatiana Bilbao

Courtesy of Tatiana Bilbao

The Green, Nunhead / AOC

© Timothy Soar

© Timothy Soar

Tate Modern Switch House / Herzog & de Meuron

© Iwan Baan

© Iwan Baan

VIA 57 West / BIG

© Laurian Ghinitoiu

© Laurian Ghinitoiu

You can view the nominated designs from all categories, here

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