See who’s ahead in the Design Awards 2022 architecture public vote

After 7,000 votes, projects by Scott Whitby Studio and Heatherwick Studio are ahead in the Dezeen Awards 2022 public vote architecture categories. Vote now for your favorite!

Other studios in the lead include Studio Saar for its factory on a seasonal lake in India and João Mendes Ribeiro for his house clad in black-painted timber in Portugal.

The public vote, which closes on 10 October, gives readers the chance to vote for projects and studios shortlisted in the architecture, interiors, design, sustainability and media categories, as well as practitioners who are competing to win the studio of the year awards.

Voting is open for another two weeks, so there is still time to vote for your favorites!

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Public vote winners published in October

Public vote winners will be announced 17 to 21 October on Desien. The public vote is separate from the main Design Awards 2022 judging process, in which entries are assessed by our international panel of professional judges.

We will be revealing the Design Awards 2022 winners in late November.

Who is in the lead?

Of almost 30,000 votes that have been cast and verified across all categories so far, the architecture categories received over 7,000 verified votes.

Read on to see which projects and studios have received the most support.


Urban house

› 30 per cent – ​​Keep House, Melbourne, Australia, by BKK Architects
› 22 per cent – ​​8 Yard House, Melbourne, Australia, by Studio Bright
› 21 per cent – ​​Light-filled Stair Hall, Tokyo, Japan, by Kiri Architects
› 16 per cent – ​​House in Yanakacho, Takasaki, Japan, by Taiga Kasai + Chong Aehyang Architecture / KACH
› 12 per cent – ​​House of Voids, New Delhi, India by Malik Architecture

Browse all projects on the urban house shortlist page.


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Rural house

› 31 per cent – ​​Gadi House, Maval, India, by PMA Madhushala
› 24 per cent – ​​Bugok Friday House, Jangheung-myeon, South Korea, by TRU Architects
› 20 per cent – ​​Retreat in the Delta, Delta San Fernando, Argentina, by MAPA Architects
› 14 per cent – ​​Marfa Ranch, Live Oak, USA, by Lake Flato Architects
› 10 per cent – ​​Piyandeling Artisan House, Sindangwaas, Indonesia, by Realrich Architecture Workshop

Browse all projects on the rural house shortlist page.


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Housing project

› 31 per cent – ​​Cohousing De Sijs, Leuven, Belgium, by Officeu Architects
› 22 per cent – ​​Cuatro Cielos, Tulum, Mexico, by Void Studio
› 19 per cent – ​​Terrace House, Melbourne, Australia, by Austin Maynard Architects
› 15 per cent – ​​Stories, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, by Olaf Gipser Architects
› 14 per cent – ​​Nurse Dormitory Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand, by Plan Architect

Browse all projects on the housing project shortlist page.


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Residential rebirth

› 21 per cent – ​​Nieby Crofters Cottage, Niesgrau, Germany, by Jan Henrik Jansen and Marshall Blecher
› 19 per cent – ​​Nido House, Melbourne, Australia, by Angelucci Architects
› 19 per cent – ​​Low Energy House, London United Kingdom, by Architecture for London
› 17 per cent – ​​Yarra Bend House, Melbourne, Australia, by Austin Maynard Architects
› 13 per cent – ​​Made of Sand, Devon, United Kingdom, by Studio Weave
› 11 per cent – ​​Hlöduberg Artist Studio, Dalabyggð, Iceland, by Studio Bua

Browse all projects on the residential rebirth shortlist page.


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Civic building

› 32 per cent – ​​Yong’an Village Community Hub, Liuyang City, China, by Tongji University and Archi-union Architects
› 24 per cent – ​​Pilares Pedro Vélez, Mexico City, Mexico, by Rozana Montiel Estudio de Arquitectura
› 19 per cent – ​​Project Burma Hospital, Magyizin, Myanmar, by A+R Architekten
› 16 per cent – ​​Shajing Village Hall, Shenzhen, China, by ARCity Office
› Nine per cent – ​​Quzhou Stadium, Quzhou, China, by MAD Architects

Browse all projects on the civic building shortlist page.


Design Awards 2022 public vote cultural building

Cultural building

› 23 per cent – ​​Ilulissat Icefjord Centre, Sermermiut, Greenland, by Dorte Mandrup A/S
› 22 per cent – ​​Chapel of Sound, Beijing, China, by OPEN
› 18 per cent – ​​Progeso Museum of Geology, Mexico City, Mexico, by Estudio MMX
› 16 per cent – ​​Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, by MVRDV
› 11 per cent – ​​Argo Contemporary Art Museum & Cultural Centre, Tehran, Iran, by Ahmadreza Schricker Architecture North
› 11 per cent – ​​Pingtan Book House, Pingtan, China, by Condition_Lab

Browse all projects on the cultural building shortlist page.


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Business building

› 44 per cent – ​​Secure Sanand, Gujarat, India, by Studio Saar
› 24 per cent – ​​Xinglong Lake Citic Bookstore, Chengdu, China, by MUDA Architects
› 21 per cent – ​​Jakob Factory Saigon, Vietnam, by G8A Architects and Rollimarchini Architekten
› Seven per cent – ​​Caisse d’Epargne Bourgogne Franche Comté Headquarters, Dijon, France, by Graam Architecture
› Four per cent – ​​Rooftop Greenhouse Agrotopia, Roeselare, Belgium, by by META architectuurbureau and van Bergen Kolpa Architecten

Browse all projects on the business building shortlist page.


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Hospitality building

› 37 per cent – ​​DevaDhare Restaurant, Sakleshpur, India, by Play Architecture
› 18 per cent – ​​Hotel Terrestre, Oaxaca, Mexico, by Grupo Habita
› 18 per cent – ​​The Relic Shelter, Fuzhou Teahouse, Fuzhou, China, by Neri&Hu Design and Research Office
› 16 per cent – ​​Casona Sforza, Puerto Escondido, Mexico, by Alberto Kalach
› 10 per cent – ​​Valle San Nicolás Clubhouse, Valle de Bravo, Mexico, by Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos

Browse all projects on the hospitality project shortlist page.


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Rebirth project

› 39 per cent – ​​Jubilee Pool, Penzance, United Kingdom, by Scott Whitby Studio
› 25 per cent – ​​Timber Adaptive Reuse Theater, New York City, USA, by CO Adaptive Architecture
› 16 per cent – ​​Good Cycle Building, Nagoya, Japan, by Nori Architects
› 13 per cent – ​​TMT Folding Park Reconstruction, Beijing, China, by Approach Design
› Six per cent – ​​Incision – Nantou City Guesthouse, Nantou, China, by Neri&Hu

Browse all projects on the rebirth project shortlist page.


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small building

› 30 per cent – ​​Chestnut House, Valeflor, Portugal, by João Mendes Ribeiro
› 25 per cent – ​​Cinders, Scottsdale, USA, by The School of Architecture
› 22 per cent – ​​Grampians Peaks Trail Stage 2, Grampians, Australia, by Noxon Giffen Architecture
› 17 per cent – ​​The Richard Rogers’ Drawing Gallery, Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade, France, by RSHP
› Five per cent – ​​Construction Skills School, London, United Kingdom, by EBBA Architects

Browse all projects on the small building shortlist page.


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Landscape project

› 28 per cent – ​​Little Island, New York City, USA, by Heatherwick Studio
› 21 per cent – ​​Cycling through the Heathland, Hoge Kempen National Park, Belgium, by Visit Limburg
› 18 per cent – ​​La Pista500, Torino, Italy, by Benedetto Camerana Studio
› 18 per cent – ​​Wilderness Garden and Amphitheater, Yanjiao Village, China, by Z’scape
› 15 per cent – ​​Poonehzar-Farm, Fars, Iran, by Shid Architects

Browse all projects on the landscape project shortlist page.

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