A new exhibition that Warrington architects and others around the UK might like to visit is Designs of the Year 2015, on at the London Design Museum between March 25th and August 23rd.
Now in its eighth year, the awards are intended to celebrate design that perfectly encapsulates the year in question’s spirit, extends design practice, enables access or delivers change, with 76 nominees over six categories – architecture, digital, fashion, graphics, product and transport.
This year’s nominees in the architecture category include the Arena do Morro, a community sports centre for a town in Brazil, the Desert Courtyard House (a home made out of desert soil), Foundation Louis Vuitton, a brick-clad school for children under the age of six, a school with open spaces specifically designed with nature in mind, House for Trees (a scheme intended to bring trees back to urban areas) and One Central Park, an apartment block with vertical gardens.
The judges this year include Hilary Alexander (former fashion director of the Daily Telegraph), Alexis Georgacopoulos (director of ECAL – University of Art and Design Lausanne), influential sculptor Anish Kapoor, architect Farshid Moussavi and Land Rover’s design director and chief creative officer Richard Woolley.
Other exhibitions on at the museum that you might like to have a look at before heading home include the Design Museum Tank, a pop-up glass installation space on Riverside Walk outside the museum that features different Tank displays during the day and night. At the moment, it is the Design Ventura Tank, which features ten ideas from students aged between 13 and 16 relating to the theme of ‘connect’.