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A'Design Awards and Competition announces 2017 winners

Dezeen promotion: cantilevered holiday cabins in Norway, a faceted coastal sauna in Finland and a peculiar black house are among the winners of this year's A' Design Award and Competition.

Manshausen Hospitality, Sport, Hotel, Wellness/Spa by Snorre Stinessen. Platinum A' Design Award Winner for Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category

The A' Design Awards takes place annually and recognises projects from around the world with design prizes in categories including, architecture, interiors, landscaping and design.

This year there were 1,958 winners from 98 countries in 97 different design disciplines.

Löyly by Avanto Architects. Platinum A' Design Award Winner for Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category

Among the winning projects are the glass and timber holiday cabins that Norwegian architect Snorre Stinessen designed to overhang the coastline of Norway's Manshausen Island.

The Manshausen Island Resort, which provides a base for Arctic Circle explorers on hiking, fishing, skiing and diving trips, received an award in the Architecture, Building and Structure Design category.

Black Eagle Residential House by Perathoner Architects. Platinum A' Design Award Winner for Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category

Helsinki-based Avanto Architects were also awarded in this category for a waterfront sauna called Löyly in the Finnish capital. The multi-faceted front is made up of wooden slats and bleachers so that visitors can clamber to the roof and sunbathe with a view of the sea.

Misty Bamboo Exhibition Space by Kydo. Golden A' Design Award Winner for Interior Space and Exhibition Design Category

Black Eagle house in the Dolomites mountain range designed by Italian studio Perathoner Architects took a prize for its "peculiar architectural style", which uses traditional materials, like larch and stone, in strong geometric shapes.

Peninsula Clubhouse Leisure space by Joe Chan for CITIC Real Estate. Golden A' Design Award Winner for Interior Space and Exhibition Design Category

Winners in the Interior Space and Exhibition Design category include the exhibition hall that Taiwan studio Keng-Yu Design created for the Creative Expo Taiwan. It features bamboo frames filled with tea canisters and polypropylene sheets that refract light.

The Alchemist Office by Atelier E Limited. Golden A' Design Award Winner for Interior Space and Exhibition Design Category

Other winners in this category include the office space that Hong Kong-based Atelier E Limited with recycled timber planks. Hong Kong designer Joe Chan also took a prize for a clubhouse with volcanic rock walls and black marble floors, which take cues from mountain ranges in China's Hainan Province.

Lock and Be Free Urban locker by Wanna One. Platinum A' Design Award Winner for Interior Space and Exhibition Design Category

Bright yellow lockers and white peg-board walls were a successful combination for Spanish studio Wanna One's Lock and Be Free Urban locker project, while Chinese studio Coordination Asia's Shanghai Film Museum won an award for its mix of interactive and historic elements.

The Pavilia Hill Premium Condominium Landscape by Shunmyo Masuno. Platinum A' Design Award Winner for Landscape Planning and Garden Design Category

Japanese garden designer Shunmyo Masuno was awarded for the landscaping of the Pavilla Hill Premium Condominium, including a meditation room with a waterfall that fills the floor with water.

Other prizes went to a skyscraper with stepped gardens by Hong Kong firm Aedas, a 40-metre-high curved transport hub by Aedas' Andrew Bromberg and a pavilion based on honeycomb construction.

Shanghai Film Museum Museum by Coordination Asia. Platinum A' Design Award Winner for Interior Space and Exhibition Design Category

Each of the winners receives a trophy, a certificate and a book, as well as PR and marketing services. These include the translated descriptions of award-winning works, press-release preparation and distribution, lifetime license to use "award winner" logo, a public relations campaign for winners, and communication of awarded works to members of the media.

Pone Nest Aspiration Experience Pavilion by Pone Architecture. Golden A' Design Award Winner for Interior Space and Exhibition Design Category

Full project descriptions and a list of winning projects is available on the A'Design Award website.

Registration is now open for next year's competition. Designers, artists, architects and companies can register and submit their works on the A' Design Award and Competition.