Dezeen reveals the world's top sustainable projects shortlisted for Dezeen Awards 2022

Dezeen has announced the sustainability shortlist for this year's Dezeen Awards, which includes projects by Biobased Creations, Powerhouse Company and Newtab-22.

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

The shortlists were scored by our sustainability jury which includes Katie Treggiden, Jay Blades, Rajeev Kathpalia and Babette Porcelijn.

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.

The architecture, interiors and design shortlists were announced earlier this week, the media shortlist will be revealed Thursday afternoon and the studio shortlist on Friday.

Learning and Sports Centre by General Architecture Collaborative was shortlisted

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:

Floating Office by Powerhouse Company

Sustainable building

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.

The Circus Canteen by Multitude of Sins

Sustainable interiors

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.

The K-BriqTM by Kenoteq

Sustainable design

The K-BriqTM by Kenoteq
Maggie's Southampton by Local Works Studio
Air-It-Yourself by Jihee Moon
Remix by Open Funk UG
Tidal Stool by Robotic Fabrication Lab HKU

Browse all projects on the sustainable design shortlist page.