The 15 shortlisted projects, which are in the running for awards in three different sustainability project categories, are from studios located across 15 different countries including Germany, India, Japan, Rwanda and Jordan.
Five projects were shortlisted in each sustainability category including a range of low-carbon outdoor furniture using local waste and a learning and sports centre in Masoro Village, Rwanda.
The shortlist also includes a DIY air purifier and an ethical office in Tokyo, Japan. Other shortlisted projects include an eyewear store on London's Chiltern Street, a full-size house made entirely of biobased materials and a beach-side stool providing shelter for sea creatures.
All shortlists to be announced this week
There were 349 entries for the sustainability categories at this year's Dezeen Awards, which are sponsored by Google and Dodds & Shute. Of these, 15 were shortlisted by our panel of sustainability experts.
All shortlisted architecture projects are listed below, each with a link to a dedicated page on the Dezeen Awards website, where you can find an image and more information about the project. All shortlisted projects will also feature in their own dedicated Dezeen post.
The winner of each project category will be announced online in November. All 11 winners will then go on to compete for the title of design project of the year.
Vote for your favourite project next week
For the third year running, Dezeen Awards is holding a public vote after the shortlist announcements, meaning readers will be able to choose their favourite projects from 12 September onwards.
Projects with the highest number of votes in their category will win a public vote award. Winners will be announced in mid-October, ahead of the Dezeen Awards event in November.
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Read on for the sustainability shortlist:
› The Exploded View Beyond Building, Ketelhuisplein, Netherlands, by Biobased Creations
› The Natural Pavilion, Almere, Netherlands, by DP6 Architectuurstudio
› Learning and Sports Centre, Masoro Village, Rwanda, by General Architecture Collaborative
› Mustardseed, Sentema, Uganda, by Localworks
› Floating Office, Rotterdam, Netherlands, by Powerhouse Company
Browse all projects on the sustainable building shortlist page.
› D/O Aqaba, Aqaba, Jordan, by FADAA
› The Circus Canteen, Bengaluru, India, by Multitude of Sins
› Monc, London, United Kingdom, by Nina+Co
› Apricity, London, United Kingdom, by Object Space Place
› Semba Good Ethical Office, Tokyo, Japan, by Semba Corporation
Browse all projects on the sustainable interiors shortlist page.
Browse all projects on the sustainable design shortlist page.