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2012

Ceremony

Location: Royal Institute of British Architects, London
Theme: The White Line

Reflecting the building’s 1930’s interiors, we created a white 3D art deco ‘line’ that welcomed guests as they arrived at the building. The ‘line’ moved through the building eventually becoming the main bar and then the Awards stage itself. The ‘line’ lit up and interacted with the movements of the guests enjoying themselves at the Awards ceremony.

  • Designers - Firefly Lighting Design
  • Builders - French Group

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Judges

  • Alberto Alessi / Principle / Alessi
  • Alex Bradley / Founder / Alex Bradley
  • Alex McGowan / General Manager - Design / Cathay Pacific
  • Hai Jun / Editor in Chief / Frame (China)
  • Haldane Martin / Design Director / Haldane Martin
  • Ingo Wuggetzer / Vice President Cabin Innovation & Design / Airbus
  • Jay Hunt / Chief Creative Officer / Channel Four
  • Jochem Leegstra / Creative Director / Staat
  • Joe Ferry / Senior Vice President - Global Guest Experience and Design / Intercontinental Hotels Group
  • John Lau / Founding Partner / Firefly Lighting Design
  • Julius Wiedemann / Editor / TASCHEN
  • Lee Hallman / Head of Design / Candy & Candy Design
  • Matt Turner / Editor in Chief / Sleeper
  • Matthew Clark / Founder / United Visual Artists
  • Michel Rojkind / Principle / Rojkind Arquitectos
  • Pramiti Madhavji / Editor in Chief / Elle Décor (India)
  • Richard Seymour / Founder / Seymour Powell
  • Roy Westwood / Creative Director / Compass Group
  • Stephen Booy / Principal Manager / Carnival Corporate Shipbuilding
  • Taissa Buescu / Editor in Chief / Casa Vogue (Brazil)
  • Tiffanie Darke / Editor in Chief / Sunday Times Style
  • William Russell / Partner / Pentagram

Winners

Overall Winners

A CantinaBest RestaurantA Cantina (Spain)Estudio Nomada
GraffitiBest BarGraffiti (Bulgaria)Mode

UK Winners

Coach HouseCafé or fast foodCoach House (Hatfield)SHH
CutRestaurant or bar in a hotelCut (London)Thierry Despont
Dirty MartiniMultiple bar or clubDirty Martini (London)Grapes Design
Holburne Garden CafeRestaurant or bar in another spaceHolburne Garden Café (Bath)Softroom
Pizza ExpressMultiple restaurantPizza Express (Plymouth)Baynes & Co
The DriftStandalone bar or clubThe Drift (London)Fusion Design and Architecture
The PloughPubThe Plough (London)Harrison
Viet Hoa MessStandalone restaurantViet Hoa Mess (London)Vonsung
ZizziRestaurant or bar in a retail spaceZizzi (Leeds)D-Raw

UK & International Winners

A CantinaCanteenA Cantina (Spain)Estudio Nomada
Les Grandes TablesPop upLes Grandes Tables de L'ile Seguin (France)1024 architecture
NopiIdentityNopi (London)Here Design
W Lounge and BarLightingW Lounge & Bar (London)MBLD

International Winners

Baker D. ChiricoAustralia & PacificBaker D. Chirico (Australia)March Studio
Cafe KureonAsiaCafé Kureon (Japan)Kengo Kuma & Associates
CocteauMiddle East & AfricaCocteau (Lebanon)Gatserelia Design
Fasano Las PiedrasSouth & Central AmericaFasano Las Piedras (Uruguay)Isay Weinfeld
GraffitiEuropeGraffiti (Bulgaria)Mode
Pump RoomNorth America & CanadaPump Room (USA)Yabu Pushelberg