«Recognised by the esteemed Global Sustainable Association, this distinction is awarded to those in the industry who have significantly advanced the fields of innovation, user experience, and sustainability,» inform the award organisers.
In collaboration with the Global Sustainable Association, the Kyoto Global Design Awards' expert jury panel meticulously selects and nominates 100 outstanding designers and design studios annually. These nominees are trailblazers and visionaries who have either set trends or made significant contributions to the design sphere. The nomination criteria encompass not only the design features of their projects but also their functionality, emphasizing human well-being, and their commitment to environmental protection.
Among this year's esteemed architecture firms are renowned entities such as the Dutch architecture practice MVRDV, the Chinese powerhouse MAD Architects, the Japanese luminary Sou Fujimoto, the American practice SOM, the German-based HENN, among others.
«It's an immense honour for us to be acknowledged among the top 100 global practices and to stand alongside such esteemed colleagues. This recognition reaffirms our core vision and distinctive identity—our unwavering commitment to prioritize people, their emotional well-being, and functional needs in our designs. Our aim is to craft spaces that not only foster emotional and physical well-being but also empower individuals to perform, create, and innovate,» expresses Stefan Camenzind, partner and executive director at Evolution Design.