2022 Dezeen Awards Architecture Public Vote Winners Feature Cork Clad Housing Blocks

After 16,700 votes, Dezeen readers named projects by Scott Whitby Studio, Officeu Architects and Rozana Montiel as the winners of this year’s Dezeen Awards public vote in the architecture categories.

Officeu Architects won the prize for its cork-clad housing blocks in Belgium, with other winners including Heatherwick Studio for its elevated park on 132 concrete columns in New York and Neri&Hu for its earth-toned tea room The Relic Shelter .

Of the 55,000 votes cast and verified across all categories, the architecture categories received over 16,700 verified votes.

The winners of the Dezeen Awards 2022 public vote in the interiors categories will be announced tomorrow, followed by design winners on Wednesday, sustainability and media winners on Thursday and studio winners on Friday.

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Public voting is separate from the main judging process for the Dezeen Awards 2022, in which entries are assessed by our renowned panel of judges. We will reveal the winners of the Dezeen Awards 2022 before the winners’ party at the end of November.

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Read on to see the results of the public vote for the architecture categories:

Above: Keep House by BKK Architects. Top image: Pilares Pedro Vélez by Rozana Montiel Estudio de Arquitectura

Urban house

Keep House by BKK Architects was voted Urban House of the Year by Dezeen readers. The dwelling, located in Australia and featuring an indigenous garden courtyard and a concrete exterior wall, received 27% of votes in the category.

Next come 8 Yard House by Studio Bright with 25% of the votes, House in Yanakacho by Taiga Kasai + Chong Aehyang Architecture/KACH with 20%, Light-filled Stair Hall by Kiri Architects with 18% and House of Voids. by Malik Architecture in last place with 10 percent.

Gadi House by PMA Madhushala
Gadi House by PMA Madhushala

rural house

The corrugated and perforated brick and stone walls around this house in India caught the eye of our readers, winning rural house of the year with 40% of the vote. Gadi House by PMA Madhushala incorporates a variety of openings and balconies overlooking the inner courtyards.

In the second row, Bugok Friday House by TRU Architects with 28% of the votes, Retreat in the Delta by MAPA Architects with 12%, Marfa Ranch by Lake Flato Architects with 10% and Piyandeling Artisan House by Realrich Architecture Workshop with nine percent.

Cohabitation De Sijs by Officeu Architects
Cohabitation De Sijs by Officeu Architects

Real estate project

A cohabitation project located in an 18th century building in Belgium obtained 30% of public votes in the housing project category. The Cohousing De Sijs by Officeu Architects is made up of three distinct volumes containing residences with customizable interiors.

The finalists are Cuatro Cielos by Void Studio with 23% of the vote, Terrace House by Austin Maynard Architects with 21%, Nurse Dormitory Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital by Plan Architect with 15% and Stories by Olaf Gipser Architects with 11%.

Nido House by Angelucci Architects
Nido House by Angelucci Architects

Residential revival project

Nido House by Australian architectural studio Angelucci Architects is an extension of an existing Victorian brick terrace in Australia. The family home, which features a vertical garden within the roof space of the existing Victorian terrace, was voted the most popular by Dezeen readers with 23% of the vote.

In second place is Low Energy House by Architecture for London with 22% of the vote, followed by Nieby Crofters Cottage by Jan Henrik Jansen Arkitekter with 18%, Yarra Bend House by Austin Maynard Architects with 17%, Made of Sand by Studio Weave Project with 13% and finally Hlöduberg Artist Studio of Studio Bua with 7%.

Pilares Pedro Vélez by Rozana Montiel Estudio de Arquitectura
Pilares Pedro Vélez by Rozana Montiel Estudio de Arquitectura

civic building

The Pilares Pedro Vélez Community Center in Mexico by Rozana Montiel Estudio de Arquitectura was designed as a public, inclusive and multifunctional space in one of the most densely populated municipalities in the city of Iztapalapa. The building, which features red-toned striated blocks and concrete tiles, was voted Civic Building of the Year with 30% of the vote.

In close pursuit is Yong’an Village Community Hub, designed by Tongji University students studying with architecture studio Archi-Union, with 28 percent of the vote, Project Burma Hospital by A+R Architekten with 17 percent, Shajing Village Hall by ARCity Office with 14% and Quzhou Stadium by MAD Architects with 12%.

Ilulissat Icefjord Center by Dorte Mandrup
Ilulissat Icefjord Center by Dorte Mandrup

cultural building

Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter’s visitor center in Greenland is a twisted steel structure with a high view of the Kangia Icefjord icebergs. Ilulissat Icefjord Center was named Cultural Building of the Year with 26% of public votes.

The finalists are Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen by MVRDV with 20% of the votes, Chapel of Sound by OPEN with 18%, Pingtan Book House by Condition_Lab with 16%, Progreso Museum of Geology by Estudio MMX with 13% and Argo Contemporary Art Museum & Cultural Center by Ahmadreza Schricker Architecture with 8%.

Xinglong Lake Citic Bookstore by MUDA Architects
Xinglong Lake Citic Bookstore by MUDA Architects

business building

Chinese architecture studio MUDA Architects’ Xinglong Lake Citic Bookstore was voted the most popular commercial building of the year with 59% of the vote. The bookstore located in China has a curved roof covered with titanium-zinc panels in the shape of an upturned book.

Next come Secure Sanand from Studio Saar with 23% of the votes, Jakob Factory Saigon from G8A Architects and Rollimarchini Architekten with 11% and, tied in last position with 4%, Caisse d’Epargne Bourgogne Franche Comté Headquarters of Graam Architecture and Agrotopia by Meta Architectuurbureau and Van Bergen Kolpa Architecten.

The Relic Shelter by Neri&Hu Design and Research Office
The Relic Shelter by Neri&Hu Design and Research Office

reception building

The Relic Shelter is a teahouse in China designed by Shanghai-based studio Neri&Hu Design and Research Office. The earth-toned wooden structure topped with a copper-clad roof won the hospitality building of the year award with 32% of the vote.

Behind them is DevaDhare Restaurant by Play Architecture with 31% of the vote, followed by Hotel Terrestre by Grupo Habita with 16%, Casona Sforza by Dorica with 14% and Valle San Nicolás by Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos with 7%.

Jubilee Pool by Scott Whitby Studio
Jubilee Pool by Scott Whitby Studio

revival project

Jubilee Pool is the first geothermal seawater lido in the UK. Penzance’s art deco lido, renovated by London firm Scott Whitby Studio, received 33% of the public vote, winning revival project of the year.

Next come CO Adaptive’s Timber Adaptive Reuse Theater with 24% of the votes, Good Cycle Building with 16%, Approach Design’s TMT Folding Park with 14% and finally, Neri&Hu Design and Research Office’s Incision – Nantou City Guesthouse with 13 percent. .

Chestnut House by João Mendes Ribeiro
Chestnut House by João Mendes Ribeiro

small building

João Mendes Ribeiro’s black-painted wooden house built around a chestnut tree in Portugal was voted the most popular by Dezeen readers with 28% of the vote. Chestnut House features floor-to-ceiling windows that frame a view of the tree trunk and the landscape outside.

Close behind are Cinders by The School of Architecture with 27% of the vote, followed by Grampians Peaks Trail Stage 2 by Noxon Giffen Architecture with 22%, The Richard Rogers’ Drawing Gallery by RSHP and finally, Construction Skills School by EBBA Architects. with five percent.

Little Island by Heatherwick Studio
Little Island by Heatherwick Studio

landscape project

Little Island is a park and entertainment venue on the Hudson River in New York, United States. Thomas Heatherwick’s studio project rests on 132 concrete columns and is connected to the mainland by two bridges.

The park, which is inspired by the piles of the old Pier 54, secured first place in the landscape projects category with 26% of the votes.

Wilderness Garden and Amphitheater by Z’scape is next with 21% of the votes, then comes Cycling Through the Heathland by Maat-Ontwerpers + Bart Lens, followed by La Pista500 by Benedetto Camerana Studio with 19% and finally, Poonehzar-Farm by Shid Architects with 14 percent.

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