Maggie’s St Barts awarded Supreme Winner at Surface Design Awards 2019

Posted in Events, News on 7 February, 2019

The winners of the 2019 Surface Design Awards have been announced, hailing the best and most impressive use of materials in, and on, architectural projects from around the globe.

The beautiful new Maggie’s Centre Barts, London has been declared the Supreme Winner, capturing the judge’s hearts and minds. A beacon of design in the charity sector, the building by Steven Holl Architects’ was shortlisted in the Public Building Exterior category, gaining acclaim from the judges, including Christophe Egret, who stated, “You really feel that a person dealing with cancer might feel elevated in this space.”

Across 13 categories entrants to the Awards comprised a who’s-who in architecture and design from around the world. Zaha Hadid Architects, Steven Holl Architects, Studio Egret West and Chris Dyson Architects from the UK, Rockwell Group from the USA, and Kengo Kuma & Associates from Japan were among the shortlist.

The Surface Design Awards, announced at the annual Surface Design Show, recognise and celebrate the best use of innovative surface materials in architecture and design internationally.

Launched five years ago, the Awards have grown year-on-year to become one of the most respected accolades in the design awards realm. The 2019 shortlist consisted of an impressive 43 projects from 9 countries, each entry an exemplary example of creative and innovative use of materials and lighting in both interior and exterior schemes. Some projects won nominations across several categories, resulting in 48 finalists.

The 2019 judging panel was co-chaired by Christophe Egret, Founding Partner at Studio Egret West, and Paul Priestman, Chairman at PriestmanGoode. The full panel comprised Cany Ash, Partner at Ash Sakula Architects; James Soane, Director at Project Orange architecture & interior design; Jeremy Offer, Chief Creative Officer at future-focused vehicle designers Arrival; Katie Greenyer, Creative Talent & Network Director at Pentland Group; Paul Edwards, Head of Creative Design at Airbus and Roz Barr, Director of Roz Barr Architects.

The Surface Design Awards 2019 winners in full:

Retail Interior: Aesop Flagship Store, United Kingdom – Snohetta

Retail Exterior: Lava Stone Shopfront, United Kingdom – STAC Architecture

Public Building Interior: Writ in Water, United Kingdom – Studio Octopi with Mark Wallinger

Public Building Exterior: Maggie’s Centre St Barts, United Kingdom – Steven Holl Architects

Commercial Interior: The Veil, United Kingdom – Giles Miller Studio & Orms

Commercial Exterior: Morpheus Hotel, China – Zaha Hadid Architects / Isometrix Lighting Design

Temporary Structure: TED Theatre, Canada – Rockwell Group

Sustainable Interior: SGS Berkeley Green, United Kingdom – Hewitt Studios

Sustainable Exterior: Cultural Village, United States of America – Kengo Kuma & Associates

Light & Surface Interior: Gymbox, United Kingdom – Lightivity Lighting Design

Morpheus Hotel Atrium, China – Zaha Hadid Architects / Isometrix Lighting Design

Light & Surface Exterior: Black Prince Road, United Kingdom

Story Wall, Sweden – Michael Grubb Studio ÅF Lighting

Housing Interior: Powis Cloud, United Kingdom – Lily Jencks Studio

Housing Exterior: Fijal House, United Kingdom – Mole Architects


The 2019 Awards are sponsored by Business Design Centre, James Latham, FINSA, Soluis, Armourcoat, Roof Maker and The Specifiers Guide.

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