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Surface Design Awards 2020 finalists announced

December 2019

Located in Islington, at the centre of London’s design district, the Surface Design Awards will recognise the best use of surface materials and take place on Thursday 13th February at Surface Design Show which is the event of choice for architects and designers. Held annually (11th to 13th  February 2020), the three-day exhibition has been the place where the entire industry immerses themselves in the latest materials for the built environment, gain new insights and network with like-minded designers, architects and suppliers.

Renowned practices including Steven Holl Architects, Mikhail Riches, AECOM, WilkinsonEyre and Chris Dyson Architects are among those shortlisted for 2020 Surface Design Awards.  Demonstrating the truly international reach of the awards, now in their sixth year, projects on the shortlist spanned 13 countries from 34 different organisations with emerging practices represented, as well as established firms. UK-based studios led the way with 14 finalists and those from China, India and the US all having strong showings in multiple categories.

The winners, including the supreme winner, will be announced during the Surface Design Show at London’s Business Design Centre on Thursday 13 February 2020.

Surface Design Awards 2020 Finalists

Housing Exterior

Private House, London by Architekt ETH SIA

House on an Island by Atelier Oslo    Norway

Cork Screw House by Rundzwei Architekten BDA

Alferes Malheiro Building by Ana da Franca


Housing Interior

Creek House by AR Design Studio

20 Kings Road, London by Patrick Michell

Tile House, London by Proctor & Shaw

Vallirana 47 by vora

Cork Screw House by Rundzwei Architekten BDA


Affordable Housing

Lot O4 A by ZAC Clichy Batignolles

Goldsmith Street by Mikhail Riches with Cathy Hawley


Light & Surface Exterior

Quadrant Arcade by AECOM

University of Sheffield Concourse by Arup

Hi-Tech & Digital Centre, South Devon College by Michael Grubb Studio

Rope Terrace Café by Snehal Suthar

Tree Villa by Matter Architect

The REACH at the John F. Kennedy Center  by Steven Holl


Light & Surface Interior

Treasured Mansion by Kris Lin International Design

Yashoda Cancer Hospital by Ankita Sweety & Pratyoosh Chandan

Flow: Turkish Airlines Lounges by Softroom

The REACH at the John F. Kennedy Center by Steven Holl


Public Realm

Spain Central Bank Logistics Yard by vora & Virai Arquitectos

CF Toronto Eaton Centre Bridge by WilkinsonEyre and Zeidler Architecture


Temporary Structures

BBC Pavilion by Giles Miller Studio

Navigator by Kris Lin International Design

London Hairport by Studio Evans Lane

Mini Monkey Playground by Trellik Design Studio

Can Rosés temporary school by vora


Commercial Building Exterior

Nobu Hotel Shoreditch by Ben Adams Architects

Light of City by Kris Lin International Design


Commercial Exterior

Ceramic Surface by Augusto Vasco Costa Arquitectos


Commercial Building Interior

The Workshop, Styal by Annabelle Tugby Architects

Lotus by Giles Miller Studio

Kingdom Design Studio by Eric Corbett


Public Building Exterior

Crystal Palace Park Café by Chris Dyson Architects

Krushi Bhawan by Studio Lotus


Public Building Interior

Krushi Bhawan by Studio Lotus


Retail Building

United Cycling Lab & Store by Johannes Torpe

Fluid Space by Kris Lin International Design


Sustainable Surface Exterior

Hammerfest Cabin by SPINN Arkitekter

Crystal Palace Park Café by Chris Dyson Architects


Sustainable Surfaces Interior

The Workshop, Styal by Annabelle Tugby Architects

Organic Store by Snehal Suthar

Muse Acoustic Panels by Woven Image with Michael Young

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