Surface Design Show London 2012, UK Architecture Awards, Architects, Event

Surface Design Awards 2012

Architectural Prize, London, England – Winning Designs + Designers

7 Nov 2012

Surface Design Awards 2012 Finalists Announced

Surface Design Awards 2012 Winners

The Surface Design Awards recognise examples of progressive design and the use of innovative surfaces in projects both in the UK and internationally. The Awards mirror the goals of the show by shining a spotlight upon the wealth of creativity and innovation in the industry.

The Awards, organised by Montgomery Exhibitions, were launched this year to mark the 10th anniversary of Surface Design Show, the only event in the UK focused exclusively on interior and exterior surface solutions.

The show’s director, Christopher Newton, said, “We were delighted with the response we received to the Awards. The first Surface Design Awards are truly international and reflect the creativity and innovation in our industry.” Judge Scott Lawrie, Director, All Design said “The array of submissions was staggering in its depth of interesting surfaces and applications.”

The finalists were chosen by an impressive judging panel comprising; Scott Lawrie, Director at All Design, Heinz Richardson, Director at Jestico + Whiles, Sam Stacey, Head of Innovation at Skanska and David Steeples of Philip Watts Design. The panel was co-chaired by Vanessa Brady, President of the Society of British Interior Design and Felix Mara, Technical Editor of the Architect’s Journal.

South Station building interior:
South Station building interior

The Surface Design Awards 2012 judges were looking for innovation and design quality and after spending a day deliberating on the wide range of projects entered for the Awards. Co-chair Vanessa Brady, President, SBID said “The inaugural Surface Design Show Awards have set an impressive benchmark and will, I hope, stimulate ever more creativity, boundary-pushing, WOW-generating surface design.”

“Some great examples of creativity in the use of materials, light and surface; we saw strong submissions in many categories in terms of quality, style, and originality” – Sam Stacey, Head of Innovation, Skanska.

The Surface Design Awards 2012 winners will be announced on Thursday 7 February 2013, the last day of Surface Design Show at the Business Design Centre, London. The shortlisted projects are:

Commercial Category
Exterior Surface Finalists:
• 50 Great Sutton Street, London by Archer Architects
• Siemens Renewable Energy Engineering Centre, Manchester by Pringle Brandon Perkins + Will

Interior Surface Finalists:
• Clerkenwell Archway, London by Giles Miller Studio
• Tusk Bar, Manchester by Sharon Jane Design Studio
• Velvet Underground Nightclub, Singapore by Phillips Connor

Housing Category
Exterior Surface Finalists:
• Feering Bury Farm Barn, Essex by Hudson Architects
• In-fill House, London by Patel Taylor
• Northampton Park Extension by Alison Brook Architects
• Tortoise Enclosure, Northern Ireland by Paul McAneary Architects

Interior Surface Finalists:
• Mill House by Matthew Chamberlain and Oliver Wood
• Reflective of Nature by Hannah Gage
• White House Cinema, East Sussex by Louise Lambert

Public Building Category
Exterior Surface Finalists:
• Deptford Lounge & Tidemill Academy, London by Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects
• Maidstone Museum East Wing by Hugh Broughton Architects
• Southend Pier Culture Centre by White Arkitekter & Sprunt

Interior Surface Finalists:
• Alan Gilbert Learning Commons – Engraved Oak Walls, University of Manchester by Steve McCabe and Sheppard Robson
• Korean Film Archive, London by Jai Hyuk Lee and Jee Yeon Ha
• National Maritime Museum, London by Softroom
• UCD Student Centre, Dublin by Andrew Howley and Aidan Kavanagh

Retail Category
Exterior Surface Finalists:
• Princes Square, Glasgow by Alistair McAuley
• Stratford City, London by Simon Cochrane

Interior Surface:
• Salvaged Victorian Oak, London by Daniel Heath
• Selfridges Designer Gallery Floor, London by Jamie Fobert
• Stratford City, London by Simon Cochrane

Temporary Structure Category
• KREOD Pavilion, London by Chun Qing Li
• Techno Naturology: The Velcro Chain, Toronto by Elaine Ng Yan Ling
• The Giraffe Pavilion by John Harding & Harri Lewis

The winner of the supreme award sponsored by Interface will be selected from the impressive list of finalists and will be announced on the 7th February 2013.

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Surface Design Awards 2013

Surface Design Awards Call for Entry 2013

21 Sep 5.00pm (GMT) Entry deadline

Surface Design Show, the only show in the UK focused solely on materials for surface design, is marking its 10th anniversary by launching its first ever awards scheme.

The Surface Design Awards will mirror the goals of the show by shining a spotlight on the wealth of creativity and innovation within the industry. The Awards will recognise examples of progressive design and the use of innovative surfaces in projects both in the UK and internationally.

Christopher Newton, Director of Surface Design Show said “I am delighted to present our first Awards programme. We wanted to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the show by giving something back to the industry. These new awards will be given to the architects, designers, contractors and clients who have created something special”.

The ten Surface Design Awards span six categories: Retail sponsored by Porcelanosa, Commercial sponsored by Burlington Stone, Housing sponsored by Trend, Public Building sponsored by James Latham, Temporary Structure and the Supreme Award sponsored by Interface.

The shortlist and overall winners will be chosen by a panel of architects and designers co-chaired by Felix Mara, Editor of the AJ Specification and Vanessa Brady, President of the Society of British Interior Design.

If you are an architect, contractor, interior designer or client, who has completed a project using exterior or interior surface materials in a new, innovative or creative way we want to hear from you. For free entry please go to

Entry deadline for the Surface Design Awards is Friday 21 September 2012 at 5.00pm (GMT).

The awards will be presented at Business Design Centre, London on Thursday 7 February 2013, the last day of Surface Design Show.

Surface Design Show is the only UK event to focus exclusively on innovative and inspirational interior and exterior surface solutions. Organised by Montgomery Exhibitions, the show is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2013.

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Surface Design Awards 2013 – Sponsors

Porcelanosa manufactures ceramic tiles, ventilated facades, brassware, terracotta, natural parquet and sanitaryware. With 410 showrooms in 72 countries, 5,000 staff and 900,000 m2 of facilities they were recently described by PriceWaterhouse Coopers and the FT as ‘one of Europe’s most international business groups’. They are committed to sustainable development, international expansion and the total satisfaction of their customers.

Burlington Stone: – Using a natural stone source laid down in the English Lake District over 450 million years ago, Burlington Stone’s colour range includes eleven sumptuous stones together with smooth and textured finishes. Burlington’s product offer is unique as it offers only the highest quality British natural stone, giving you the ultimate interior and exterior finishing statement.

Trend: Established in 2000 by celebrated mosaics producer Pino Bisazza, the Trend Group is an innovator of new ideas in architectural finishing products, combining a respect for tradition with a keen sensitivity to changing tastes and decorative trends. Its search for distinctive new products is reflected in an extensive catalogue of Italian glass mosaics and agglomerates.

James Latham is a major distributor of wood based panel products and solid surface materials and is the exclusive distributor for LG HI-MACS in the UK and Ireland. Operating from 10 strategically located sites, James Latham covers the whole of UK, including Scotland within a 24-72 hour period. All sites are ISO 9001:2000, FSC and PEFC accredited.

Interface is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and supply of environmentally responsible modular flooring. We offer one of the industry’s largest selections of award-winning carpet tiles in a fantastic range of colours, textures and trend inspired designs, allowing you to combine style with functionality.

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