Vitra Chair Finder by Build in Amsterdam

Dezeen Awards 2022 media public vote winners include a web-based chair finder for Vitra

After over 5,000 votes, Dezeen readers have crowned projects by Build in Amsterdam, Jformento, Kaan Architecten and two other studios as the winners of this year's Dezeen Awards public vote in the media categories.

Build in Amsterdam won for its online guided shopping experience, with other winners including Unknown Brutalist Architecture in Hong Kong for its portrait of a prefabricated brutalist building and Fantastic Offense for its database of 2D and 3D drawings.

Of the total 55,000 votes that were cast and verified across all categories, the media categories received over 5,000 verified votes.

The Dezeen Awards 2022 public vote winners in the architecture, interiors and design categories were unveiled earlier this week, sustainability winners were announced this morning and studio winners will be published tomorrow.

Dezeen Awards winners revealing in November

The public vote is separate from the main Dezeen Awards 2022 judging process, in which entries are scored by our renowned panel of judges. We'll be announcing the Dezeen Awards 2022 winners ahead of the winners' party at the end of November.

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Read on to see who won in each of the media categories:

Unknown Brutalist Architecture in Hong Kong by Brutalism Hong Kong Research Group
Unknown Brutalist Architecture in Hong Kong by Brutalism Hong Kong Research Group

Architecture photograph of the year

Unknown Brutalist Architecture in Hong Kong is a photograph of the Eastern Sea Industrial Building, designed by architect Peter YS Pun. The 1970s building captured by Brutalism Hong Kong Research Group won with 66 per cent of votes.

The runners-up for architecture photograph of the year were 600 people, Six Floors, One picture by We Are Contents with twelve per cent, VLT by Julian Abrams with eight per cent, and tied with seven per cent were Freedom by Vinay Panjwani and A Solution for Social Housing by Coppakstudio.

Await by Kaan Architecten
Await by Kaan Architecten

Architecture video of the year

Await is part of a 12-film series named Minutes, where each part depicts a project designed by Kaan Architecten. The project was shot on 16mm Kodak film in Sint-Niklaas Crematorium, Belgium, and secured 24 per cent of votes, winning architecture video of the year.

In close second was A Taste of Cloud by Coppakstudio with 23 per cent, followed by Art Barn by Stephenson& with 22 per cent, Utopia by Kaan Architecten with 18 per cent, and finally We Are Not Bad Kids by Morri+Company with 12 per cent.

Visual Escapism by Jformento
Visual Escapism by Jformento

Visualisation of the year

Visual Escapism by Jformento is a render inspired by the late spring. The project, created during lockdown, was voted most popular by Dezeen readers with 32 per cent of votes.

Next was Casas Consciente by Ver with 27 per cent, House for a Fly Fisherman by MATT Architecture and KIN Creatives with 15 per cent, Masseria Urbana by Magma with 14 per cent and 2150 Lakeshore Postcards by Allies and Morrison with 12 per cent.

Minutes by Samuel Gadea, Florian Casarin and Julien Bidoret for Kaan Architecten
Minutes by Samuel Gadea, Florian Casarin and Julien Bidoret for Kaan Architecten

Website of the year (architecture, interiors, design)

Minutes is a virtual exhibition space where viewers can watch Kaan Architecten's eponymous 12 short films. The website by Samuel Gadea, Florian Casarin and Julien Bidoret was named the winner in this category, securing 26 per cent of votes.

In close pursuit was Paul Archer Design by Engine with 25 per cent, Note by Note Design Studio and Viiksimaisteri with 19 per cent, Valentino Architects by Alexandra Pace Studio, also with 19 per cent, and finally Coop Himmelblau Wolf D Prix & Partner by Bueronardin with 13 per cent.

Dimensions by Fantastic Offense
Dimensions by Fantastic Offense

Website of the year (brand)

Dimensions by Fantastic Offense and Vitra Chair Finder by Build in Amsterdam tied in first place for website of the year (brand) with 26 per cent of Dezeen readers' votes.

Build in Amsterdam designed a web-based tool that features a curated selection of questions, a smart comparison tool and 3D models Vitra models to help potential buyers find their ideal chair.

Dimensions is a database of dimensioned drawings, documenting the standard measurements and sizes of everyday objects and spaces.

The runners-up were BD Barcelona by Miguel Trias Works with 24 per cent, Decor Systems by Nightjar with 17 per cent and Foam Talent Exhibition 2021 by Build in Amsterdam with seven per cent.