Dezeen Awards 2021 sustainability winners revealed in video show

25 November 2021

The winners of the Dezeen Awards 2021 sustainability categories have been announced in the fourth of six special shows hosted by poet LionHeart and experience designer Nelly Ben Hayoun.

The show revealed the winners of all three sustainability categories, two of which were newly introduced this year.

Today's show is the third of six programmes revealing all 50 Dezeen Awards 2021 winners. The winners of the architecture categories were announced on Monday, the winning interiors projects were announced on Tuesday and the design category winners were announced on Wednesday. This afternoon, we'll be announcing the winners of the brand new media categories. Finally, the winning studios will be revealed tomorrow.

"It was a real privilege to head up a judging panel made up of awesome humans"

Environmental design writer and Dezeen Awards 2021 master juror Katie Teggiden recorded a video message for today's show.

"It was a real privilege to head up a judging panel of awesome humans and to really explore everything that has been worked on and developed in those three areas and to pick three really worthy winners," she said.

Winners selected by master jury

As well as Treggiden, other master jurors for the sustainability categories included Nick Shute of Dodds & Shute, Seetal Solanki of Ma-tt-er, interior designer Simon Hamilton, Lay Koon Tan of Nature Squared and Taiwanese architect Arthur Huang.

Working remotely, the judges reviewed all shortlisted projects and chose the winners using Dezeen Awards' unique trio of judging criteria that call for entries that are beautiful, innovative and beneficial.

About LionHeart and Nelly Ben Hayoun

LionHeart, the host of this year's Dezeen Awards 2021 Shows, is a poet, broadcaster and architecture enthusiast. A TEDx Speaker and BBC Radio London Presenter, his poetry explores connections between the built environment and wellbeing and he has acted as the poet in residence at architecture firms including Grimshaw Architects and Squires & Partners.

Nelly Ben Hayoun is a filmmaker, and designer of experience, amongst many other roles. She is the founder of both the tuition-free University of the Underground and the International Space Orchestra. She is the director of Nelly Ben Hayoun Studios and designer of experiences at the non-profit SETI institute, to name but a few.

Ben Hayoun recently launched Tour de Moon – a new nationwide touring festival with an open call bursary scheme to help 18 to 25 year-olds to realise their creative ideas.

About Dezeen Awards 2021

Dezeen Awards is our annual awards programme, now in its fourth year. It identifies the world's best architecture, interiors and design, as well as the studios and the individual architects and designers producing the most outstanding work.

Organised by Dezeen, the world's most popular and influential architecture and design website, Dezeen Awards is the benchmark for international design excellence and the ultimate accolade for architects and designers everywhere.

This year, more than 4,700 entries were received from 86 countries across five continents on six continents.

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