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International Architecture Awards : BIDA Winner News, 2011

15 Feb 2011

Brit Insurance Award 2011 Nominees

The nominations for Brit Insurance Designs Awards 2011:


1111 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL, USA
Design: Robert Wennett / Herzog & de Meuron
1111 Lincoln Road - Brit Insurance Design Awards 2011
Nelson Garrido/1111Lincoln Road MBeach1, LLLP

A Forest for a Moon Dazzler, Costa Rica
Design: Benjamin Garcia Saxe Architect
Costa Rican House - Brit Insurance Design Awards 2011
photo : Benjamin Garcia Saxe

Balancing Barn, England, UK
Design: MVRDV / co-architect: Mole Architects
Balancing Barn - Brit Insurance Design Awards 2011
photo : Edmund Sumner

Burj Khalifa Skyscraper, Dubai, UAE
Design: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM)
Burj Khalifa
photo from developer

Concrete Canvas Shelters
Design: Concrete Canvas (Peter Brewin, William Crawford and Phillip Greer)

Ladakh Commonwealth Peace Pavilion & Classroom
Design: Sergio Palleroni / Basic Initiative

Media-Tic Building, Barcelona, Spain
Design: Enric Ruiz-Geli / Cloud 9
Media-TIC Barcelona
image from architect firm

Centre for Contemporary Arts Nottingham, England, UK
Design: Caruso St John Architects
Centre for Contemporary Arts Nottingham
image : Hélène Binet

Open-Air Library Magdeburg
Design: Karo Architekten / Architektur+Netzwerk

Stonebridge Hillside Hub, London, UK
Architect: Edward Cullinan Architects
Hillside Hub
photograph © Nick Weall

Tape Installations
Design: Numen / For Use

UK Pavilion Shanghai Expo 2010, China
Design: Heatherwick Studio
Shanghai Expo British Pavilion
photo © Daniele Mattioli

University of Oxford Department of Earth Sciences, England, UK
Design: Wilkinson Eyre Architects
University of Oxford Department of Earth Sciences
photo : Morley von Sternberg

Vitra Haus, Weil am Rhein, Germany
Architects: Herzog & de Meuron
Vitra Haus
photograph : Iwan Baan © Vitra

Void House
Architects: Gon Zifroni in collaboration with POM-ARCHI

Also note an architectural studio in the Furniture Nominees:

Design: Heatherwick Studio

Also see the stunning concept car design:

Dezir : Brit Insurance Design of the Year transport nominee
Design: Laurens Van den Acker for Renault

Brit Insurance Award 2011 Jury

Brit Insurance Design of the Year 2011 Awards

15 Mar : Awards ceremony at Design Museum where the Brit Insurance Design of the Year 2011 is given.

Brit Insurance Design of the Year 2011 Jury

Stephen Bayley will chair the jury and will be joined by art and design curator Janice Blackburn OBE, graphic designer Mark Farrow, novelist Will Self, Pro Vice-Chancellor of Kingston University Penny Sparke and Simon Waterfall co-founder of digital agency Poke.

Special thanks to the team at for their contribution to the ceremony.

Location: UK

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English Residential Architecture

Lake Cabin in Brabourne, Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Beauty, Southeast England
Design: RX Architects
Lake Cabin Kent
photo : Ashley Gendek
Lake Cabin in Kent Downs

Kai Tak, Polzeath, Cornwall, south west England
Design: Cassell Tarring
Kai Tak House Cornwall England
photo : Daniel Fisher
Kai Tak House

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