2016 London Design Awards

spaces, objects, visual, graphic, digital & experience design, design champion, best studio & best start-up, plus over 40 specialist categories

accelerate transformation, celebrate courage, growing demand for design


Key Dates

15 September 2016 - Standard Deadline
16 November 2016 - Extended Deadline
17 November 2016 - Judging & Ratings
23 November 2016 - Rating Closes
24 November 2016 - Winners Announced
23 February - Awards Presentation

Pop-Ups, Display, Exhibit & Set Design

This award celebrates innovative and creative design for a temporary building or interior, exhibition, pop up site, installation, fixture or interactive element. Consideration given to materials, finishes, signage and experience.

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Nominations in Category

The Milkshake Tree - pH+ Architects

Pop-Ups, Display, Exhibit & Set Design

- Silver

As part of the London Festival of Architecture we created ‘The Milkshake Tree’; a collaborative installation and sensory garden which acts as a platform to share, engage and educate the community on inclusive environments that help to stimulate and support growth. We have recently received planning permission for a specialist Centre in Haringey; The London Centre for Children with Cerebral Palsy. Through an extensive consultation process we have worked to develop a Centre with an inclusive design; one that helps children develop in a series of environments intended to stimulate the senses through sounds, smells, light and varying surfaces. Using Conductive Education techniques, The Centre turns all given parts of a child’s day into an immersive learning situation, providing opportunities to practice emerging skills not only in specific learning situations but in the many interconnecting parts of their lives and day. The installation distilled this into a fully immersive playscape for the public to enjoy. Featuring a musical walkway and kids only den the multisensory ramp has been successful in encouraging community interaction, discussions on the future of their built environments and has helped to promote both inclusive design and the work of the LCCCP.

Serpentine Pavilion 2016 - Serpentine Gallery / Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)

Pop-Ups, Display, Exhibit & Set Design

- Gold

For the Serpentine Pavilion 2016, we have attempted to design a structure that embodies multiple aspects that are often perceived as opposites: a structure that is free-form yet rigorous, modular yet sculptural, both transparent and opaque, both box and blob. We decided to work with one of the most basic elements of architecture: the brick wall.

The Smile - American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) / Alison Brookes Architects

Pop-Ups, Display, Exhibit & Set Design

- Silver

Alison Brooks Architects has collaborated with The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), Arup and the London Design Festival to present a cross-laminated tulipwood structure, ‘The Smile’ at the Chelsea College of Art Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground from 17 September until 12 October 2016. The Smile is one of the Festival’s Landmark Projects, which can be inhabited and explored by the public. The Smile is one of the Festival’s Landmark Projects, which can be inhabited and explored by the public. The spectacular, curved, tubular timber structure measures 3.5m high, 4.5m wide and 34m long and is effectively a beam curving up at both ends. Showcasing the structural and spatial potential of cross-laminated American tulipwood, Alison Brooks’ concept is the first ever ‘mega-tube’ made with construction-sized panels of hardwood CLT.

Ketel One Vodka Kitchen Experience - Ketel One / Love Creative

Pop-Ups, Display, Exhibit & Set Design

- Silver

The two installations, one for The Folly and a pop-up at Taste London centred around creating a dutch ‘Vodka Kitchen’ experience where consumers were invited to sit around a kitchen table and hear about the fascinating stories behind the brand.

Dyslexic Design at designjunction - Dyslexic Design

Pop-Ups, Display, Exhibit & Set Design

- Silver

designjunction played host to Dyslexic Design – an exhibition which celebrated the connection between dyslexia and creativity. The project, in support of the British Dyslexia Association, showcased more than 10 dyslexic designers’ work over five days during the 2016 London Design Festival.

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