This week we announced Dezeen Awards grand prize winners


This week on Dezeen, we revealed the overall architecture, design and interiors winners of the 2022 Dezeen Awards at a party in London.

At the ceremony, Argo Contemporary Art Museum and Cultural Centre by Ahmadreza Schricker Architecture North was named architecture project of the year, Ecole Camondo Méditerranée by Émilieu Studio won interiors project of the year, and the Wheeliy 2.0 wheelchair by Quantum was named design project of the year.

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

Visual of revamped Sainsbury Wing at National Gallery
Plans to revamp the Sainsbury Wing were approved this week

Also in London, planning permission was granted for the controversial revamp of the Grade I-listed postmodern Sainsbury Wing of the National Gallery, originally completed in 1991 and designed by Denise Scott Brown and Robert Venturi.

Ahead of the decision, Scott Brown has urged planners to refuse permission for the remodel, describing the plans by US studio Selldorf Architects as “destructive”, “arbitrary” and “irreversible”.

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

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

Occupying a series of overlapping pavilions that step down towards Sydney Harbour, the gallery was designed to contrast the 19th-century neo-classical architecture of the existing art gallery.

Exterior shot of church complex with Scottish countryside
We began our review of the year by focusing on reuse projects

As 2022 draws to an end, we kicked off our review of the year with a round-up of the 10 most eye-catching reuse architecture projects completed over the last 12 months. Among them is a Dezeen Award-winning art museum in Tehran, a Marcel Breuer-designed hotel and the renovation of a former church in Edinburgh (above).

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

Exterior of CLT House in London by Unknown Works
CLT House was one of this week’s most-viewed projects

Popular projects this week included a vibrant yellow-rendered CLT extension to a house in London (pictured), a concrete house in the Mexican desert and a Kéré Architecture-designed community centre in Uganda.

Our most recent lookbook showcased homes with sliding doors and lounge areas with fireplaces suspended from the ceiling

This week on Dezeen

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