Design that Educates Awards Reveals Winners of 2020 Edition

Highlighting and promoting architecture and design that impacts the educational field, the Design that Educates Awards revealed its list of winners for 2020. A collaboration between Laka Foundation and Solarlux GmbH, this year’s competition theme was inspired by the “Educating Buildings” research paper of Dr. Peter Kuczia.

Laureates of the Design that Educates 2020 have been selected in 4 categories: architectural design, product design, universal design, and responsive design, a newly introduced section that is the outcome of a collaboration between the Design that Educates Awards and Architecture that Reacts Competition. The main winners of this year are:

Architectural design: Copenhill / Amager Bakke by BIGBjarke Ingels Group and SLA

Product design: Alma – Therapy Dolls by Yaara Nusboim

Universal design: Acoustic Mirrors by LAX laboratory for architectural experiments

Responsive design: The Shed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Read on for the full list of laureates, special recognitions and honorable mentions in the architectural design category 2020.

Winner for the year 2020 in architectural design

Copenhill / Amager Bakke – BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group

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Winner for the year 2020 in architectural design | Copenhill . Image © Rasmus Hjortshøj

Winner for the year 2020 in architectural design | Copenhill . Image © Rasmus Hjortshøj

“The project – also known as ‘Amager Bakke’ – is a waste-to-energy plant with an urban recreation center comprising a lush nature park, ski slope, hiking trail, the world’s tallest climbing wall as well as an environmental education hub. Copenhill is a 41,000 m 2 waste-to-energy plant that turns social infrastructure into an architectural landmark with new nature activities and high biodiversity. Copenhill is conceived as a public infrastructure with intended social side-effects from day one.”

Gold Prize in architectural design + Emerging Designers

Guga S’Thebe Theater – Georgia Institute of Technology; RWTH; PBSA; CS Studio

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Gold Prize in architectural design + Emerging Designers |  Guga S’Thebe Theater. Image © RWTH / PBSA/ GATECH,Germany

Gold Prize in architectural design + Emerging Designers | Guga S’Thebe Theater. Image © RWTH / PBSA/ GATECH,Germany

“While the Guga S’Thebe Children’s Theatre is located in Langa, the oldest township in Cape Town, South Africa, its design roots span three continents, a multitude of universities and countless hands. […] Focused on sustainability, this self-initiated design + build project was developed alongside the local community to meet their diverse needs for a place to hold theatric productions, concerts, church services, marriages and most importantly festivals with a focus on impacting the younger members of the community; in the aim of preparing and nourishing the community for the future.”

Silver Prize in architectural design

Book House- Shulin Architectural Design

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Silver Prize in architectural design | Book House. Image © Zhao Yilong

Silver Prize in architectural design | Book House. Image © Zhao Yilong

“The book house is located in an ancient village in Wuyi and was developed by a local tourism real estate company as a part of the development and construction. Before the development, only a few elderly residents lived in this empty village. It was hoped that this book house could change the situation by bringing more visitors to it. […] As an icon for culture, the book house also invites people in and brings vigor and value to the old village.”

Bronze Prize in architectural design

Ecohouse V01- MAEB Students

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Bronze Prize in architectural design | Ecohouse V01. Image © Adrià Goula, Chelsea Sherman

Bronze Prize in architectural design | Ecohouse V01. Image © Adrià Goula, Chelsea Sherman

“The Ecohouse V01 Prototype showcases many inclusive, innovative, environmentally aware and self-sufficient solutions, including an integrative design synthesizing inputs; a fully traceable primary structure fabricated of 0km pine; translation of a low-tech, universal shingling system into a morphologically responsive, materially optimized envelope; entirely off-grid metabolic utilities; a water system which captures rain and re-uses grey-water to irrigate a small garden; and a toilet that obviates any septic installations.”

Special recognition in architectural design

Experimenta Heilbronn         

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Special recognition in architectural design | Experimenta Heilbronn. Image © Jan Bitter

Special recognition in architectural design | Experimenta Heilbronn. Image © Jan Bitter

Ahsa Farmstay

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Special recognition in architectural design | Ahsa Farmstay. Image © Thitaya Tan, Baan Lae Suan, Jirakit Phanomphongphaisarn

Special recognition in architectural design | Ahsa Farmstay. Image © Thitaya Tan, Baan Lae Suan, Jirakit Phanomphongphaisarn

CIS   

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Special recognition in architectural design | CIS. Image © Adam Mørk

Special recognition in architectural design | CIS. Image © Adam Mørk

Honorable mention in architectural design

Beelieve Preschool for Life    

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Honorable mention in architectural design | Beelieve Preschool for Life. Image © Leonardo Finotti

Honorable mention in architectural design | Beelieve Preschool for Life. Image © Leonardo Finotti

CC office        

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Honorable mention in architectural design | CC office. Image © Takdanai Raktawat, Dsignsomething

Honorable mention in architectural design | CC office. Image © Takdanai Raktawat, Dsignsomething

Municipal Toy Library of Dólar

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Honorable mention in architectural design | Municipal Toy Library of Dólar. Image © Carlos Koblischek

Honorable mention in architectural design | Municipal Toy Library of Dólar. Image © Carlos Koblischek

Havé Etoe Dormitory 

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Honorable mention in architectural design | Havé Etoe Dormitory. Image © Pbsa / Rwth / Meeting Bismark

Honorable mention in architectural design | Havé Etoe Dormitory. Image © Pbsa / Rwth / Meeting Bismark

House Of Lights          

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Honorable mention in architectural design | House Of Lights. Image © Anastasia Elrouss Architects

Honorable mention in architectural design | House Of Lights. Image © Anastasia Elrouss Architects

PlantHouse

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Honorable mention in architectural design | PlantHouse. Image © Markus Vogt, Stefan Riedl, Judith Lehmeier

Honorable mention in architectural design | PlantHouse. Image © Markus Vogt, Stefan Riedl, Judith Lehmeier

Spring Art Museum

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Honorable mention in architectural design | Spring Art Museum. Image © Praxis d’Architecture

Honorable mention in architectural design | Spring Art Museum. Image © Praxis d’Architecture

Museum of Fire         

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Honorable mention in architectural design | Museum of Fire. Image © Tomasz Zakrzewski / archifolio

Honorable mention in architectural design | Museum of Fire. Image © Tomasz Zakrzewski / archifolio

Escuelita Buganvilia

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Honorable mention in architectural design | Escuelita Buganvilia. Image © Carlos Domenech

Honorable mention in architectural design | Escuelita Buganvilia. Image © Carlos Domenech

Zeytinli Mosque

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Honorable mention in architectural design | Zeytinli Mosque. Image © Office Istanbul Architects

Honorable mention in architectural design | Zeytinli Mosque. Image © Office Istanbul Architects

Jenga House

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Honorable mention in architectural design | Jenga House. Image © Edmund Sumner, Saurabh Suryan-Lokesh Dang

Honorable mention in architectural design | Jenga House. Image © Edmund Sumner, Saurabh Suryan-Lokesh Dang

Shikharam Residence

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Honorable mention in architectural design | Shikharam Residence. Image © Jino Sam, Siddharth,Akash Sharma and Sagar Kudtarkar

Honorable mention in architectural design | Shikharam Residence. Image © Jino Sam, Siddharth,Akash Sharma and Sagar Kudtarkar

Manshausen 2.0         

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Honorable mention in architectural design | Manshausen 2.0. Image © Adrien Giret and Kjell Ove Storvik

Honorable mention in architectural design | Manshausen 2.0. Image © Adrien Giret and Kjell Ove Storvik

Museum Hotel Antakya         

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Honorable mention in architectural design | Museum Hotel Antakya. Image © Cemal Emden, Engin Gerçek

Honorable mention in architectural design | Museum Hotel Antakya. Image © Cemal Emden, Engin Gerçek

Quadrant House 

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Honorable mention in architectural design | Quadrant House. Image © Jarosław Syrek, Juliusz Sokołowski

Honorable mention in architectural design | Quadrant House. Image © Jarosław Syrek, Juliusz Sokołowski

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