The Icon Awards Issue 10.12.12

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Icon 115: The Awards Issue

This very special edition celebrates the inaugural Icon Awards. 2013 is the magazine’s 10thanniversary and, to mark this, we thought it the right time to launch an annual prize for the best international architecture, design, technology and culture of the past year.

We are grateful to our distinguished judges – Alice Rawsthorn, Edwin Heathcote, Kieran Long, Libby Sellers and Ab Rogers – for giving up their time to the tricky task of whittling down a shortlist of five and selecting a winner for each of the ten categories.

You can find out more about all the nominees and read interviews with all the winners in Icon 115: Awards – out now!

The shortlisted nominees in each category are:

Emerging designer:

Formafantasma, Glithero, Markus Kayser, Mischer’Traxler, Philippe Malouin

Design studio:

Barber Osgerby, Doshi Levien, Graphic Thought Facility, Instratructures, Nendo

Emerging architect:

Assemble, Barbas Lopes, The Office for Political Innovation, Recetas Urbanas, San Rocco

Architecture Practice

Alejandro Aravena, Barkow Leibinger, Lacaton & Vassal, O’Donnell + Tuomey, Zaha Hadid Architects

Socially Responsible

The Community Cooker, Eco-fuel Africa, Mine Kafon, Participle, Studio H


MakerBot, Nike+ Fuelband, Aakash tablet, Raspberry Pi, ReWalk


Lyric Theatre Belfast, the High Line Section 2, Red Location Art Gallery, Teruel-zilla, the Olympic Velodrome


Tate Tanks, Astley Castle, Worth Abbey Church, Selfridges Womenswear Department, Signature Center

Product Design

IN-EL Lamps, Little Printer, the Olympic Cauldron, the Olympic Torch, Surface Tension Lamp

Furniture Design

Bouroullec Brothers for HAY, Hemp Chair, Konstantin Grcic, Marni’s 100 Chairs, Studio Makkink & Bey’s trestle desk



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