Dezeen Awards 2023 sustainability longlist revealed

Dezeen has announced the 93 projects longlisted for this year's Dezeen Awards in the sustainability categories, including projects by Universal Design Studio, Foster + Partners, Blond and Fletcher Priest Architects.

The 93 longlisted projects, which are in the running for awards in six different sustainability project categories, are by studios located across 28 different countries including Peru, Taiwan, Austria, Israel, Norway and Germany.

The top three represented studio countries are the UK, with 30 longlisted entries, followed by the US and the Netherlands, which are tied with six each.

Amongst the sustainability longlists are a low-carbon community arts space in Uganda, a mass-timber office building in London and a redeveloped brutalist housing estate in Sheffield.

Other longlisted projects include a biomaterial construction block made from a sugarcane by-product, a residential building wrapped in colonnades of tree trunks and a collection of colourful surface tiles made of paper waste.

All Dezeen Awards 2023 longlists revealed this week

Dezeen Awards 2023, in partnership with Bentley Motors, revealed all longlisted projects this week. The architecture, interiors and design longlists were announced earlier this week.

Longlisted projects have been selected from over 4,800 entries from 94 countries for the sixth edition of our awards programme, which celebrates the world's best architecture, interiors and design, as well as the studios and individuals producing the most outstanding work.

Living Coffin
Top image: Ombú by Foster + Partners. Photo by Nigel Young. Above image: Living Coffin by Loop Biotech. Photo by QV Creative

The next stage of Dezeen Awards 2023 will see all longlisted projects assessed by our international jury of leading professionals including architects Chitra Vishwanath and Koichi Takada, designers Maurizio Montalti, and Piet Hein Eek.

The judges will determine the projects that feature on the shortlists, which will be announced in October. A further round of judging by our master jury will determine the winners, which will be announced in November.

The six winners of the sustainable project categories will then battle to be crowned overall sustainable project of the year.

Read on for the full sustainable longlist:

Atri by Naturvillan AB. Photo by Marcus Eliasson

Sustainable building

24 Public dwellings in Platja d'en Bossa, Ibiza, Spain, by 08014 Arquitectura
Subterranean Ruins, Bangalore, India, by A Threshold, V Sampth Bhaskar and Kiran Mai
Nightingale Village, Brunswick, Australia, by Architecture architecture, Austin Maynard Architects, Breathe, Clare Cousins Architects, Hayball and Kennedy Nolan
Tipai, Maharashtra, India, by Ariane Thakore Ginwala
House Hoinka, Bavaria, Germany, by Atelier Kaiser Shen Architects
Nursery in Alma Palace, Paris, France, by Atelier Régis Roudil Architectes
Children's campus Theodoor, Jette, Belgium, by Cuypers & Q Architecten
Layher Macropolis, Lima, Peru, by Dessin Technisch
The Rajkumari Ratnavati Girl's School, Jaisalmer, India, by Diana Kellogg Architects
Forest Bath, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, by GAAGA and MAAK Space
54 Social Housing Inca, Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain, by Joan J Fortuny and Alventosa Morell Arquitectes
Yukinohako, Joetsu City, Japan, by Kei Kaihoh Architects
Precise Acts - Hermès Workshops, Louviers, France, by Lina Ghotmeh Architecture
Atri, Brålanda, Sweden, by Naturvillan AB
32° East Arts Centre, Kampala, Uganda, by New Makers Bureau
Östermalm Hall Padel, Mölnlycke, Sweden, by Tengbom
The Black and White Building, London, UK, by Waugh Thistleton Architects
Fire Station in Straubenhardt, Germany, by Wulf Architekten
Center for Handy skills, Hormuz, Iran, by ZAV Architects

This category is sponsored by Moda Living.

Browse all projects on the sustainable building longlist page.

Maakleerplek by Polo. Photo by Stijn Bollaert

Sustainable renovation

Prank Project Aoyama, Tokyo, Japan, by AtMa
Bafta Headquarters, London, UK, by Benedetti Architects
Villa VD, Waasmunster, Belgium, by Britsom Philips Architects
National Youth Theatre, London, UK, by DSDHA
The Three Little Pigs – Cork House, Madrid, Spain, by EME157
All Saints, London, UK, by EPR Architects
Entopia, Cambridge, UK, by Eve Waldron Design
Warwick Court, London, UK, by Fletcher Priest Architects
Ombú, Madrid, Spain, by Foster + Partners
Sayeah, Shantou, China, by JG Phoenix
Takaone, Tokyo, Japan, by Kei Kaihoh Architects
MIT Hayden Library, Cambridge, USA, by Kennedy & Violich Architecture
Park Hill Phase 2, Sheffield, UK, by Mikhail Riches
Qing Dynasty Post Office Renovation, Shanghai, China, by More Design Office
Art_1 Office, Athens, Greece, by Neiheiser Argyros
Maakleerplek, Leuven, Belgium, by Polo

Browse all projects on the sustainable renovation longlist page.

Lai Zhou Bar
Lai Zhou Bar by RooMoo. Photo by Wen Studio

Sustainable interior

Evagreen, London, UK, by Artform and Scenesmith
Visy Recycling's Education Room, Auckland, New Zealand, by Atelier Jones Design
COS Biblioteksgatan, Stockholm, Sweden, by COS
Dr. Sarphatihuis Amsterdam, The Netherlands, by D/DOCK
Edit, London, UK, by Elly Ward and Joe Morris
Entopia, Cambridge, UK, by Eve Waldron Design
Freitag Store Shanghai, China, by Kooo Architects
Delatite Cellar Door, Mansfield, Australia, by Lucy Clemenger Architects
Corrugated Cardboard-formed Exhibition Space, Shanghai, China, by Luo studio
Big, London, UK, by Nina+Co
Family Home, Paris, France, by Retrouvius
Lai Zhou Bar, Shanghai, China by RooMoo Design Studio
Zero Restaurant, Surat, India, by Studio A+S
Coachtopia, London, UK, by Studio XAG
Our Time on Earth, London, UK, by Universal Design Studio
Larch Loft, London, UK, by Whittaker Parsons

Browse all projects on the sustainable interior longlist page.

Glyph by The New Raw. Photo by Alina Lefa

Sustainable design (consumer)

Gus by Tori Deetz for Good Growing
Glyph by The New Raw
Rango Ki Duniya rug by Jaipur Rugs for Project Freedom Manchaha
Biosphere Cellulose Kitchen by Abi Lambert Design
Blue Sky Lab by NIO Life
Tesoro Refillable Candle by Blond
Ruka Edge Slick by Blond
Kind Bassinet by DockATot by Wild Child Stockholm
Living Urn by Studio Hendrikx and Loop Biotech
PulpaTronics by PulpaTronics
Living Coffin by Studio Hendrikx and Loop Biotech
Ibuju by Fango
Phenomenal Fungi by Monash University Department of Design with K5 Furniture
Pix by Normann Copenhagen
Kankan Soap Dispenser by Kankan, Morrama and Two Times Elliott
Alpina by Barber Osgerby for Magis Spa

Browse all projects on the sustainable design (consumer) longlist page.

Unburnt Circular Tiles
Unburnt Circular Tiles by Earth Mart. Photo by Loqa

Sustainable design (building product)

Alted H01 Collection by Berta Julià Sala for Alted Materials
Armourcoat Clay Lime Plaster (Clime) by Armourcoat
Unburnt Circular Tiles by Earth Mart
Phoenix by MycoMatters Lab
Re.Wrap by Ric Frampton and ReWrap
Erosion Mitigation Units (EMU) by Reef Design Lab
Flyt by Snøhetta
LinoFloor xf2 by Tarkett
Mano by Tom Fereday for Eco Outdoor
A Brick for Venice by Urban Radicals, AKT II and Local Works Studio
Permeable YiBrick by Yi Design

This category is sponsored by SketchUp.

Browse all projects on the sustainable design (building product) longlist page.

Human Material Loop
Human Material Loop by Human Material Loop. Photo by David van Woerden

Material Innovation

Vivomer by Shellworks
Pro-Turtle by Kai-Chieh Hsueh, Yu-Ting Chen, Hsun-Yu Chang, Zhong-Wei Lin, Kai-Chu Li
The Renu Jacket by Pangaia and Evrnu
Sugarcrete by Sugarcrete®
Celium by Polybion
WoodenWood by Disrupt Design Lab
The Eggshell Project by Manufactura
Human Material Loop by Human Material Loop, Zsofia Kollar and Leonardo Avezzano
Herbier Project by Paula Cermeño León, Phytosphere Swiss Lab and Viviane Fontaine Paper Artist
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Casta by Matter
Refoam by We+
The Essence of Biocement by Friedrich Gerlach and Julia Huhnholz
Textile Tabletop by Kvadrat Really, Senator and Holmris
Bananatex® Jersey by Bananatex

Browse all projects on the material innovation longlist page.

Dezeen Awards 2023

Dezeen Awards celebrates the world's best architecture, interiors and design. Now in its sixth year, it has become the ultimate accolade for architects and designers across the globe. The annual awards are in partnership with Bentley Motors, as part of a wider collaboration that will see the brand work with Dezeen to support and inspire the next generation of design talent.