Iconic Awards

Press releases

ICONIC AWARDS 2017: Architecture and design studio AL_A honoured as 'Architects of the Year'
Frankfurt, Monday, 7 August 2017
The architectural firm AL_A was awarded the title of 'Architects of the Year' at this year's Iconic Awards. The London-based office founded by the architect Amanda Levete in 2009 succeeded from the very beginning in impressing the experts with fascinating designs, including the modernisation of the Galeries Lafayette in Paris, the V&A Museum in London and the Central Embassy, a shopping mall in Bangkok. The Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT) in Lisbon, completed in 2016, likewise created a sensation.
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ICONIC AWARDS 2017 – The international architecture and design competition starts anew
Frankfurt, 28 March 2017
The ICONIC AWARDS of the German Design Council honour interdisciplinary work in an independent architecture and design competition, because 'the holistic approach to design and its quality often reveal themselves only in a larger context,' explains Andrej Kupetz, Chief Executive Officer of the German Design Council.
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Press images

Pictures of the award ceremony on 04 October, 2017

Credits: German Design Council / Photos:  Manuel Debus – themediadepartment.de

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The Best of Best of the ICONIC AWARDS 2017
Architects' Client of the Year: Dr. Dorothee Stapelfeldt (City of Hamburg, Senator of the State Ministry for Urban Development and Living), Andrej Kupetz (German Design Council)
Interior Designers of the Year: Ready Zhang (Representative Great China Region), Lyndon Neri, Rossana Hu, Arndt Papenfuß (Franz Kaldewei GmbH & Co.KG), Andrej Kupetz (German Design Council)
Architects of the Year: Carsten Lenhardt (dormakaba), May Arrocet (Director AL_A), Andrej Kupetz (German Design Council)

Press Contact

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Janine Wunder
Vice President Communications and Marketing
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Award ceremony
4 October 2017

Next call for application
Spring 2018

The registration for the ICONIC AWARDS 2018 starts in spring 2018.
Make your request here.

Winner 2017
To the projects that have been awarded with the Best of Best and Winner and the winners of the special categories.


Anne Koball