The eleventh edition of Beazley Designs of the Year – now on view at Design Museum, London – comprises 87 nominations across six categories: Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Graphics, Product and Transport. Looking to sustainable solutions, innovative projects include the world’s first plastic free aisle by Made Thought for Ekoplaza and Algae Lab by Studio Klarenbeek & Dros at Atelier Luma, which highlights the potential of algae as a replacement for non-biodegradable plastics.
Featured above is 2017’s architecture winner, Sir David Adjaye OBE’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. This year’s nominees include Jean Nouvel’s Louvre Abu Dhabi, which juxtaposes white concrete cubes with a vast star-patterned dome, creating an otherworldly platform for artistic appreciation. Following the Chilean government’s pledge to rejuvenate the city of Concepción after the 2010 earthquake, Smiljan Radic, Eduardo Castillo and Gabriela Medrano are also nominated for the Bío Bío Regional Theatre in Chile.
Winner are announced in November. The show runs until 6 January. Find out more here.
1. Bío Bío Regional Theatre in Chile.
2. National Museum of African American History and Culture.
3. Louvre Abu Dhabi.