The program is becoming a global reference in the construction industry, representing the best of 2021 Architecture, Interior Design, Construction Product Design and Project Management.
The submissions for the 1st edition of the BLT Awards closed end of September 2021, leaving the jury panel composed of 40 experienced architects, designers, developers, academics and media representatives to select winners in each category. The program received over 450 submissions from 54 countries in the first year alone.
“Through the BLT Built Design Awards, we aim to focus on celebrating projects, people and their passion for the construction industry. This is one of the most inclusive and comprehensive programs in the field.” said co-founder and Program Director, Astrid Hébert. “We aim to raise awareness to all professions involved in the realization of new infrastructures as well as encouraging young and emerging talents”.
On Saturday 13th of November, Mr. Hossein Farmani, Founder of Farmani Group and Ms. Astrid Hébert, Program Director have announced the winners: Benthem Crouwel Architects with The Dutch Charity Lotteries office won the "Architectural Design of the Year", Foshan Topway Design with the exhibition "Naturalism creates a magic wonderland" was awarded " Interior Design of the Year", Tubmarine/Kebony for The Tubmarine and Kebony wood received the "Construction Product of the Year" while the company Monograph won the "Project Management of the Year" for Resource by Monograph.
In the student section, Mariam Abbadi received the Emerging Architect of the Year title, and Lu Kuan-Ju was awarded the "Emerging Interior Designer of the Year" prize.
BLT Built Design Awards recognized the expertise of all professionals involved in the realization of outstanding projects; from Architecture firms, Interior design experts to construction products, and project management.
The prize encompasses all forms of buildings, projects, and infrastructures that cope with today’s urbanization challenges and inspire the next generations. This annual program aims to celebrate Projects, People, and their passion for the industry, through our rigorous judging process, we recognize those that have gone above and beyond.
The first edition winners are as follows:
Architectural Design of the Year 2021
Dutch Charity Lotteries office building
Company: Benthem Crouwel Architects
Lead Designer: Saartje van der Made
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Interior Design of the Year 2021
Naturalism Creates a Magic Wonderland
Company: FOSHAN TOPWAY DESIGN
Lead Designers: Zhike Wang and Xiaoshui Li
Construction Product of the Year 2021
Tubmarine and Kebony Wood
Company: Tubmarine / Kebony
Lead Designer: Chris Galley
Location: United Kingdom
Project Management of the Year 2021
Resource by Monograph
Lead Designer: Robert Yuen
Location: United States
Emerging Architect of the Year 2021
The Pathways to unknown
University: Applied Science University
Designer: Mariam Abbadi
Emerging Interior Designer of the Year 2021
Innovative Chinese Paper Umbrella Store
University: Chienkuo Technology University
Designer: Kuan Ju Lu
About the BLT Built Design Awards:
Farmani Group and 3C Awards assembled BLT Built Design Awards to bring more attention to all professionals involved in the realization of outstanding projects. The BLT Built Design Awards is a sibling program of the LIT Lighting Design Award (LIT), The International Design Awards (IDA), and The LIV Hospitality Design Awards, all focusing on Architecture, Interior Design and Lighting, which have emerged as some of the most well-known Design Prize today.
3C Awards, a leading organization curating and promoting design across the globe. 3C Awards is part of a larger organization called 3C Group based in Switzerland and specialized in Awards, Marketing, Media, and Events. 3C Group is a sister company to Farmani Group, founded by Hossein Farmani.