Surface Design Awards Finalists and Winners 2022

A cantilevered hut in an Italian ski resort, a cancer care facility on the UK’s south coast and a fine dining restaurant in Shanghai are among the winners at this year’s Surface Design Awards.

The dozen Awards, chosen from nearly 200 entries whittled down to just under 50 finalists, celebrate material innovation in both interior and exterior applications and recognise the role those involved in the built environment play in tackling climate change.

The BAFTA Headquarters in London by Benedetti Architects clinched not only the Award for the Public Building Interior category but the scheme was also selected as the Supreme Winner. The judges were captivated by the sensitive reconfiguration of the Grade II Listed project and the expansion of the original space, balancing members’ needs with raising income and increasing public access.

Maggie’s Southampton by AL_A won Awards in two categories: Light + Surface Exterior and Public Building Exterior. The architect transformed what was a set of nondescript buildings surrounded by car parks into an understated space that lifts the weight from the shoulders of all who work and visit this cancer care centre.

Awards were presented to a number of international projects: Oberholz Mountain Hut in Obereggen, Italy designed by Peter Pichler Architecture in collaboration with Pavol Mikolajcak was the outstanding winner of the Commercial Building Interior Award whilst Sangini House in Gujarat, India was a joint winner of the Commercial Building Exterior Award. Sangini House was designed by Urbanscape Architects in conjunction with Utopia Design.

The Peacock Cellar in Shanghai China by August Green was a popular winner of the Light + Surface Interior Category whilst the entertaining Les Voutes Filantes in Cahors, France designed by Atelier YokYok picked up the trophy in the Temporary Structure.

Congratulations to our Winners and the Finalists

View the finalists and winners list: 

2022 SUPREME WINNER: British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Benedetti Architects London, UK      

 

Commercial Building Interior
PROJECT NAME COMPANY LOCATION
22 Handyside Street Coffey Architects London, UK
WINNER: Oberholz Mountain Hut Peter Pichler Architecture In collaboration with arch. Pavol Mikolajcak Obereggen, Italy
Bally Haus London Seen Displays London, UK
Organic Store tHE gRID Architects Ahmedabad, India

 

Commercial Building Exterior
PROJECT NAME COMPANY LOCATION
22 Handyside Street Coffey Architects London, UK
WINNER: Three New Bailey Make Architects Salford, UK
WangYue Sales Office Minggu Design Nanjing, China
Hotel Mills Montis Peter Pichler Architecture Maranza, Italy
Farmer’s Den tHE gRID Architects Gandhinagar, India
WINNER: Sangini House Urbanscape Architects In collaboration with Utopia Design  Gujarat, India

 

Housing Interior
PROJECT NAME COMPANY LOCATION
WINNER: Mountain View CAN London, UK
The Organic Farmhouse Masons Ink Bangalore, India
Quarter Glass House Proctor and Shaw London, UK

 

Housing Exterior
PROJECT NAME COMPANY LOCATION
Safdarjung Residence Amit Khanna Design Associates New Delhi, India
Mountain View CAN London, UK
Cove Ridge Coffey Architects Woolacombe, UK
La Loica & La Tagua Croxatto & Opazo Arquitectos Región de O`Higgins, Chile
WINNER: Freeholders Mole Architects Wells-next-the-Sea, UK
Overcast House Office S&M London, UK
Toynbee Hall Estate & London Square Spitalfields Platform 5 Architects London, UK

 

Light & Surface Interior
PROJECT NAME COMPANY LOCATION
WINNER: The Peacock Cellar August Green Shanghai, China
West Downs Campus, University of Winchester Michael Grubb Studio Winchester, UK
Concepts 99 University Sid Lee Architecture New York, USA
Shibori tHE gRID Architects Ahmedabad, India
Rope - Terrace Cafe tHE gRID Architects Gandhinagar, India

 

Light & Surface Exterior
PROJECT NAME COMPANY LOCATION
WINNER: Maggie’s Southampton AL_A Southampton, UK
Wadham College, University of Oxford AL_A Oxford, UK
Blue Steel MW Architects London, UK
Overcast House Office S&M London, UK
Sangini House Urbanscape Architects In collaboration with Utopia Design Gujarat, India

 

Public Building Interior
PROJECT NAME COMPANY LOCATION
Ardharshila School Extension Forum Architecture Sheopur, India
WINNER: British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Benedetti Architects London, UK

 

Public Building Exterior
PROJECT NAME COMPANY LOCATION
WINNER: Maggie’s Southampton AL_A Southampton, UK
Wadham College, University of Oxford AL_A Oxford, UK
The Skinners’ School Humanities Building Bell Phillips Architects/BBS Construction Tunbridge Wells, UK
Day Care Centre for People with Alzheimer’s Disease studioVRA Benavente, Spain

 

Landscape & Public Realm
PROJECT NAME COMPANY LOCATION
Climate Innovation District Layer.studio Leeds, UK
Quadra Serena Confalonieri Milano, Italy
WINNER: Valley Gardens Untitled Practice Brighton, UK
Born Market and surrounding area Vora Barcelona, Spain

 

Temporary Structure
PROJECT NAME COMPANY LOCATION
Sacred Stories Angela Groundwater London, UK
WINNER: Les Voutes Filantes Atelier YokYok Cahors, France
A12 Acoustic Barrier Beep Studio London, UK
Stereoma Dustin White Design & Fabrication New York, USA

 

Architectural Photography Award
PROJECT NAME COMPANY LOCATION
WINNER: Chaos Theory Ekansh Goel Gurugram, India
Rock on Rock - Botallack Tin Mine Phil Coffey Cornwall, UK
Sunset at Nolistra Lorenzo Zandri Strasbourg, France
Union Lyndon Douglas Hargeisa, Somaliland

Simon Hamilton, designer, diversity and inclusion consultant and host of this year’s ceremony commented:

“The entries for this year’s awards were a compelling mix of architecture and interiors with lighting, surface, texture and colour playing an integral part. These entrants have demonstrated an extraordinary versatility and integrity in designing their projects. The talent is outstanding”.