Surface Design Awards 2017 finalists announced

The finalists of the 2017 Surface Design Awards have been revealed – and they feature an astounding range of inspiring surfaces and materials.

The Surface Design Awards are the only awards in the UK that recognise and celebrate outstanding examples of progressive design and the use of innovative surfaces in projects both in the UK and internationally.

The respected awards were launched in 2013 and have significantly grown in stature and quality year after year. The standard of entries for 2017 was outstanding, projects from 10 different countries including private residencies, restaurants, car parks and even billboards were submitted, all featuring surface materials used in innovative ways.

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The billboard in Clerkenwell that is up for an award in the Temporary category

Thirty-three projects have been named as finalists, with 13 awards to be given out in seven categories. Almost half of the projects on the 2017 shortlist are from overseas with each project being judged on a range of criteria including the type of surface, the use of materials and aesthetic design. Included among the 2017 finalists are international practices including Foster + Partners, Arup, Giles Miller Studio and BuckleyGreyYeoman. From all the shortlisted projects a supreme winner will also be decided, highlighting which surface in the judge’s opinion is the overall winner.

All of the winners along with the Supreme Award winner will be announced at a presentation held at Surface Design Show 2017 on Thursday 9th February at the Business Design Centre, London.

See the full list of finalists at

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