AND THE WINNERS ARE…
The inaugural Restaurant & Bar Product Design Awards has recognized a dozen works by designers from around the world. Among them was Garrison, a line of salvaged steel stools designed by toronto firms Stacklab and Rebart. Also in the mix was the AZ Award–winning W1 table by Moss & Lam. See the full list at restaurantandbarproductdesignawards.com
A brew-pub-meets-general-store in Japan has been named the sustainable building of the year in the WAN Awards. Located in Kamikatsu, a Japanese town that has committed to creating zero waste, Kamikatz Public House was designed by Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP, and is constructed and furnished using reclaimed and recycled materials. World Architecture News announced the win in July along with the Healthcare Award, which went to Elsa Urquijo Architects for Padre Rubinos, a homeless shelter in La coruña, Spain. See more at wanawards.com
Not one but two buildings have been named city of London Building of the Year for 2016. Both are part of New Ludgate, a retail and commercial development that features one building designed by Fletcher Priest Architects and another by Sauerbruch Hutton, chosen via public nomination. New Ludgate beat out six other shortlisted projects marked as significant examples of contemporary architecture in the city, including St Bartholomew’s Hospital by HOK.
A competition searching for creative concepts for the revitalization of the New York State Pavilion site concluded in August, with first prize going to Seattle architects Aidan Doyle and Sarah Wan. their Hanging Meadows proposal repurposes Philip Johnson’s original pavilion, built for the 1964–65 World’s Fair, as a pedestal that supports a futuristic suspended garden. Full details and a complete list of winners can be found at savingplaces.org
the AIA/HUD Secretary Awards, which promotes innovation and excellence in housing design, announced winners in four categories in July. Recognized for Excellence in Affordable Housing Design is David Baker Architects for Lakeside Senior Apartments in oakland, california. the residential complex provides homes for 91 extremely low-income and specialneeds homeless seniors. A single-family residence by Fabcab was selected for Housing Accessibility.
A full list of winners is at aia.org