Top designs from the 2021 – 2022 International A’ Design Competition as well as previously awarded works from past years are featured at the A’ Design Awards’ online gallery of Winners.
A’ Design Award & Competition is the Worlds’ largest annual juried design competition that honors best designers, architects, and design oriented companies internationally in a wide array of categories; from industrial design, architecture to product design award and fashion design, to push them further success, prestige, recognition, credibility, publicity and international awareness.
Best products, projects and services worldwide that demonstrate superior design, technology and creativity are rewarded with the A’ Design Award; the symbol of excellence in design and innovation. There are five different levels of distinction: Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Iron A’ Design Awards are distributed annually in all design disciplines.
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Every year, projects that focus on innovation, technology, design and creativity are awarded with the A’ Design Award to push them further success, prestige, recognition, credibility, publicity and international awareness. Winning A’ Design Award bestows many privileges to the awarded participants: In addition to the award winners’ kit which among others includes the coveted award trophy, winners of the A’ Design Award & Competition also receive a wide range of promotional and professional benefits based on the type of participants.
While the 2021 – 2022 Edition is over, entries to the 2021 – 2022 competition is now open; interested designers, artists, architects and companies could register and submit their works HERE where further information regarding the design competition such as evaluation criteria, key dates, list of jury members, entry forms and presentation guidelines could be obtained.
Since 2016, The Greek Designers® transmits the idea of Greek design worldwide and exports premium design goods – with a story to tell – whilst remaining loyal to our philosophy motto ‘Discover the Concept Story behind the Creation’. Already comprised of architects, our editorial team has chosen to feature Design Topos Inspiration by Greek Architects. Awarded with A’ Design Award, Greek architectural designs are presented to inspire Greek designers.
NATIONAL GALLERY ATHENS Parmenidis Longuepee Mari Team | Gold A’ Design Award Winner in 2021 – 2022 Interior Space, Retail and Exhibition Design Category.
Architects: George Parmenidis, Christine Longuepee, Ifigenia Mari | Images: Parmenidis Longuepee Mari Team
The design is inspired by a permanent and alternating exhibition of the Greek art of 19-20th c., with material and geometric spatial indexes for the gaze that give the sense of free choice to the movement of the visitors (panels facing the incoming visitor permitting the maximum depth of the field of view), in a continuous open-air feeling due to the general indirect lighting that follows the incoming view of the excerpts of the city. Minimalism and materials that are subdued to highlight the works of art.
NATIONAL GALLERY ATHENS MUSEUM Parmenidis Longuepee Mari Team
The design team has a long experience of over 50 similar studies and constructions, on art exhibitions. In the specific project, the given structure of the building has combined with the museology study of the National Gallery and with the free flow of the visitor of the exhibition, checking the results through the navigation in detailed 3d maquettes.
POLYGON HOUSE Ioannis Panagiotou | Bronze A’ Design Award Winner in 2021 – 2022 Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category.
Architects: Ioannis Panagiotou | Images: Ioannis Panagiotou
The idea was based on the division of the building volumes and its opening to the sea, in a way determined by the natural lines of the ground, without the absolute correlation of the construction corners, creating a complex polygon in plan view. The layout of the building volumes seems random, but it is not. They are placed so that each area of the house has an unobstructed view of the sea from wherever the observer stand.
Design Details: Click here to view detailed description page for Polygon House
POLYGON HOUSE Ioannis Panagiotou
P9 Arch Studio was founded by Architect Ioannis Panagiotou. The establishment of P9 Arch Studio, aims at the innovation of the architectural project and the cutting edge design for projects of all scales. The architectural office studies and builds in Greece with most of the projects located in the cities of Thessaly and the islands of Sporades. Creative team of P9 Arch Studio inspired by the environment, memory, time, materials to meet the new space design.
AEL FC ARENA Potiropoulos and Partners | Bronze A’ Design Award Winner in 2021 – 2022 Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category.
Architect: Potiropoulos+Partners, Structural Engineer: T. Tsiknias & Associates SA, Electromechanical Engineer: TEAM M-H Ltd, Traffic engineer: Dromos LTD, Environmental Impact assessment: Prof. Economou, Professor of Land Planning, University of Thessally and Geotechnical engineer: Sotiropoulos & Associates SA | Images: Charalambos Louizidis, Katerina Glinou
Referring mentally to a box of light that opens revealing its content, the roof of the stadium formats a landscape of deveins surfaces that compose a continuous front on the eastern boundary of the square; the two volumes of the shopping center frame the other sides respectively. The extensive use of glass and metal shows off an airy architecture that functions as a floodlit object during the night; here, the unpredictable refractions of natural and artificial light on the crystalline forms create a glowing drop-scene which invites you to observe it.
Design Details: Click here to view detailed description page for AEL FC ARENA
AEL FC ARENA Potiropoulos and Partners
Potiropoulos+Partners is the 2015 rebranding of Potiropoulos D+L Architects to include younger partners and reflect the international point of view on the future of the built environment. The practice was originally founded in 1989 by Dimitris Potiropoulos and Liana Nella-Potiropoulou and has established itself as one of Greece’s foremost architectural firms, with studios based in Athens and London. Potiropoulos+Partners specializes in harmoniously integrating new projects into contexts with particular cultural and historic importance. Several of the projects involve renovation and expansion of historically important structures, including national cultural heritage monuments. The studio’s work also includes a number of nationally significant projects for Greece.
Designers’ Profile: Click here to view profile of Potiropoulos+Partners – https://www.potiropoulos.gr/
CUBES ALEORION LIGHTHOUSE Vasilis Mylonas | Bronze A’ Design Award Winner in 2021 – 2022 Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category.
Architects: Vasilis Mylonas | Images: Vasilis Mylonas
The project was inspired by the so called Aleorion of Xerxes, built around 480 BC and once stood on the reef Lefteris located off the coast of the Pelion peninsula in the Aegean Sea, Greece. It is considered as the most ancient maritime safety structure in the world, built 250 years before the Lighthouse of Alexandria. The Dolomite stones, used for the construction of the lighthouse were placed on top of each other forming a tower that functioned as a warning sign of the reef and the nearby very shallow waters.
CUBES ALEORION LIGHTHOUSE Vasilis Mylonas
Vasilis Mylonas is an aspiring multidisciplinary architect currently working on private residential and commercial projects. Focusing on a creative fusion of simplicity in form, functionality and the always underlying ambition to achieve high aesthetics. Throughout the years have been part of multiple design projects ranging from domestic furniture design to industrial applications and architectural design of various scales.
Designers’ Profile: Click here to view profile of Vasilis Mylonas
METAMORPHOSIS YOGA SHALA BUILDING Constantinos Yanniotis | Iron A’ Design Award Winner in 2021 – 2022 Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category.
Architects: Constantinos Yanniotis, Head Architect and Konstantinos Xanthopoulos, Architect | Images: Constantinos Yanniotis, 2021
The geometry of the new Yoga Shala has been inspired by the Butterfly Cocoon. The Metamorphosis of the clumsy and worldly caterpillar which transforms through an extraordinary biological process to a graceful Butterfly, is the core idea behind the building form and construction. Yoga practice is a personal journey towards enlightenment and the True Self. It means Connection, and this journey will only be authentic through the conceptualization and realization that everything is interconnected.
METAMORPHOSIS YOGA SHALA BUILDING Constantinos Yanniotis
Constantinos Yanniotis graduated from the School of Architecture NTUA in 2011, following his studies of Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Patras (2003). Since then, he has been practicing as an Architect at the Yanniotis & Associates Architectural Bureau, having an expertise in Inclusive Design.
Designers’ Profile: Click here to view profile of Constantinos Yanniotis
Laureates of the A’ Design Award & Competition will be invited to join the La Notte Premio A’ – The Exclusive, Glamorous Black-Tie A’ Design Award & Competition Gala-Night and Award Ceremony. The Gala night will take place at Teatro Sociale Como, Italy on 20th July 2022. Award winning designs will be exhibited at Museo Del Design, in Como, Italy between 29th June- 29th July 2022. Learn more about the A’ Design Award Winner Designs Exhibition.
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