MOD’s director to judge inaugural Dezeen Awards 2018

Ministry of Design’s (MOD) founder and director of design Colin Seah is one of five Asian-based judges invited to judge Dezeen’s global design awards.

Organised by architecture and design website Dezeen, the new annual awards programme aims to identify the world’s best architecture, interiors and design, as well as outstanding studios and individual architects and designers.

Dezeen Awards 2018 will be judged by an international panel comprising 75 leading figures from the architecture and design world. These include architects David Adjaye and Rossana Hu, interior designers India Mahdavi and Afroditi Krassa, and Singapore-based Seah.

The award sets itself apart from others firstly with its low entry price, which is designed to attract smaller firms, and avoid domination by large studios that can afford to enter multiple categories. Its judging criteria have also been carefully considered to ensure that winning projects are not only beautiful and innovative but also strive to benefit users and the environment. Thirdly, the awards include 30 categories, with 10 each in the sectors architecture, interiors and design.

The final entry deadline for award submissions is midnight (UK time), 30 June 2018. Shortlisted participants will be announced on August 2018. — Construction+ Online

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