This week we announced the grand prize winners of the Dezeen Awards

This week on Dezeen, at a party in London, we announced the Overall Architecture, Design and Interiors winners of the 2022 Dezeen Awards.

At the ceremony, Ahmadreza Schricker Architecture North’s Argo Contemporary Art Museum and Cultural Center was named Architecture Project of the Year, Émilieu Studio’s Ecole Camondo Méditerranée was named Interior Design Project of the Year, and Quantum’s Wheeliy 2.0 wheelchair was named Design Project of the Year.

The winners of the six studio categories were also announced, with all winners receiving a Dezeen Awards trophy designed by Dutch studio Atelier NL.

Plans to transform the Sainsbury Wing were approved this week

Also in London, planning permission has been granted for the controversial conversion of the National Gallery’s listed postmodern Sainsbury Wing, originally completed in 1991 and designed by Denise Scott Brown and Robert Venturi.

In the run-up to the decision, Scott Brown has urged planners to withhold approval for the conversion, calling US studio Selldorf Architects’ plans “destructive,” “arbitrary,” and “irreversible.”

Man sitting at the table in front of the window overlooking the airport
Foster + Partners unveiled its design for King Salman International Airport

In other architecture news this week, British studio Foster + Partners unveiled its design for the six-runway King Salman International Airport in Riyadh, which will be Saudi Arabia’s main airport.

Named after Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the building is the third airport the studio is currently designing in the country.

SANAA completed the Art Gallery of New South Wales
SANAA’s Art Gallery of New South Wales was completed this week

In Sydney, Pritzker Architecture Prize-winning studio SANAA completed the Art Gallery of New South Wales ahead of its public opening today.

The gallery, which occupies a series of overlapping pavilions sloping down towards Sydney Harbour, was designed to contrast with the 19th century neoclassical architecture of the existing art gallery.

Exterior shot of the church complex with Scottish landscape
We started our year in review by focusing on reuse projects

As 2022 draws to a close, we’ve started our year in review with a roundup of the 10 most striking reuse architecture projects completed in the past 12 months. These include a Dezeen Award-winning art museum in Tehran, a hotel designed by Marcel Breuer and the renovation of a former church in Edinburgh (above).

We continued by looking at the 10 skyscrapers that made the biggest impact this year, including the EU’s tallest building by Foster + Partners and the world’s thinnest skyscraper in New York.

Exterior view of CLT House in London by Unknown Works
CLT House was one of the most watched projects this week

This week’s popular projects included a bright yellow rendered CLT extension to a home in London (pictured), a concrete home in the Mexican desert and a community center in Uganda designed by Kéré Architecture.

Our latest lookbook featured homes with sliding doors and lounge areas with fireplaces hanging from the ceiling

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