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Shortlist for 2011 Brit Insurance Design Awards
Posted: Monday, January 17, 2011 |

London's Design Museum today announced the nominees for the Brit Insurance Designs of the Year 2011. The nominated designs are listed in seven award categories: Architecture, Fashion, Furniture, Graphics, Interactive, Product, and Transport. An exhibition of all shortlisted entries is taking place from February 16 – August 7, 2011. The winner will be announced at the awards dinner on March 15, 2011.

Stephen Bayley, one of the founders of the Design Museum, chairs the 2011 jury and is joined by art and design curator Janice Blackburn, graphic designer Mark Farrow, novelist Will Self, Pro Vice-Chancellor of Kingston University Penny Sparke and Simon Waterfall co-founder of digital agency Poke.

Following are the nominees in the Architecture section:

Vitrahaus – Weil Am Rhine, Germany, by Herzog & de Meuron

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Vitrahaus – Weil Am Rhine, Germany, by Herzog & de Meuron
  • Vitrahaus – Weil Am Rhine, Germany, by Herzog & de Meuron. Client: Vitra Verwaltungs Gmbh
  • A Forest for a Moon Dazzler, Guanacaste, Costa Rica, by Benjamin Garcia Saxe
  • Balancing Barn, Suffolk, UK, by MVRDV. Co-architect: Mole Architects. Client: Living Architecture

1111 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, USA, by Robert Wennett and Herzog & de Meuron (Photo: Nelson Garrido)

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1111 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, USA, by Robert Wennett and Herzog & de Meuron (Photo: Nelson Garrido)
  • 1111 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, USA, by Robert Wennett and Herzog & de Meuron
  • Concrete Canvas Shelters, UK, by Concrete Canvas (Peter Brewin, William Crawford and Phillip Greer)
  • Ladakh Commonwealth Peace Pavilion and Classroom, Tibet, by Sergio Palleroni and Basic Initiative

Burj Khalif, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Llp (Som)

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Burj Khalif, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Llp (Som)
  • Burj Khalif, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Llp (Som). Client: Emaar
  • Nottingham Contemporary, UK, by Caruso St John Architects. Client: Nottingham City Council

UK Pavilion, Shanghai Expo 2010, China, by Thomas Heatherwick Studio

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UK Pavilion, Shanghai Expo 2010, China, by Thomas Heatherwick Studio
  • UK Pavilion, Shanghai Expo 2010, China, by Thomas Heatherwick Studio
  • Stonebridge Hillside Hub, Greater London, by Edward Cullinan Architects. Client: Hyde Housing Association/Hillside Action Trust
  • Tape Installations, Austria/Croatia, by For Use/Numen

Media-Tic Building, Barcelona, by Enric Ruiz-Geli and Cloud 9 (Photo: Iwan Baan)

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Media-Tic Building, Barcelona, by Enric Ruiz-Geli and Cloud 9 (Photo: Iwan Baan)
  • Media-Tic Building, Barcelona, by Enric Ruiz-Geli and Cloud 9
  • University of Oxford: Department of Earth Sciences, UK, by Wilkinson Eyre Architects. Client: University of Oxford

Open-Air-Library Magdeburg, Germany, by Karo Architekten and Architektur+Netzwerk

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Open-Air-Library Magdeburg, Germany, by Karo Architekten and Architektur+Netzwerk
  • Open-Air-Library Magdeburg, Germany, by Karo Architekten and Architektur+Netzwerk. Client: Landeshaupstadt Magdeburg

Void House, Belgium, by Gon Zifroni in collaboration with Pom-Archi Fashion

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Void House, Belgium, by Gon Zifroni in collaboration with Pom-Archi Fashion
  • Void House, Belgium, by Gon Zifroni in collaboration with Pom-Archi Fashion

Click here to also see the nominees in the other award categories.



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