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World Design Rankings in Arts, Architecture and Design

WDR Announces World Design Rankings in Arts, Architecture and Design

United States takes the first place among 83 represented countries in 2015 with 249 Design Awards won globally.

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Como, Italy (DesignPRWire) December 29, 2015 – Today, WDR – World Design Rankings announced the updated design rankings of countries based on the number of design awards won at international juried design competitions and awards. United States ranked as number 1 among the 83 represented countries, followed by Italy, England, Japan, Brazil, China, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong and Turkey which took the top positions in 2014.

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World Design Rankings
The WDR – World Design Rankings aims to provide additional data and insights to economists and journalists regarding the state-of-art in design industry. The ultimate aim of the world design rankings is to contribute to global design culture through advocating and highlighting good design. The rankings aim to provide a snapshot of the state-of-art and design potentials of countries worldwide by highlighting their creative strengths, design weaknesses and available opportunities. The “Design Business Insights” section provides a ranking of countries based on their success in diverse design fields and creative categories. Using the “Design Business Insights” section, media members and design lovers could discover leading countries for specific design sectors and get answers to their questions such as “Which country is best in industrial design”, “Which country is best in interior design?”,  “Which country is the best in fashion design?” etc.

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2015 Rankings Update
Five (5) New countries are included in the 2015 rankings: Pakistan, Bangladesh, Colombia, Swaziland, Qatar and Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Top 10 changed slightly this year; China ascended in the ladder from 7th to 5th position, which moved Great Britain and Japan a step back. Furthermore, Greece joined the Top 10 from the 10th position by pushing down Republic of Korea which now holds the 11th position.

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Past Winners:

Tai Chi Sales Center – Winner in Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category, 2014 – 2015
Design: Kris Lin architect
Tai Chi Sales Center Building
photograph : KILD

Tai Chi Sales Center

Chhatrapti Shivaji International Airport Terminal 2 Building – Winner in Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category, 2014 – 2015
Architects: Skimore, Owings & Merrill LLP – SOM
Chhatrapti Shivaji International Airport Building
photo © Robert Polidori

Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Building

Ice Krakow Congress Centre Concert and Congress Centre by Ingarden & Ewý + Arata Isozaki & Assoc is Winner in Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category, 2014 – 2015
Design: Ingarden & Ewy Architekci
ICE Krakow Congress Centre
photo : Krzysztof Ingarden © ICE Krakow Congress Centre, 2014

ICE Krakow Congress Centre

City Crossing Sales Office by Kris Lin is Winner in Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category, 2014 – 2015
Design: Kris Lin architect
City Crossing Sales Office Rizhao
photo : KILD

City Crossing Sales Office

P House Residential House by Marcio Kogan & Studiomk27 is Winner in Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category, 2014 – 2015
Design: Studio mk27
Casa P
photograph : Fernando Guerra

Casa P São Paulo

Centro Cultural Roberto Cantoral Concert Hall by Broissin Architects is Winner in Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category, 2014 – 2015
Design: Broissin Architectes
Coyoacan Building
photograph : Broissin Architects

Centro Cultural Roberto Cantoral Concert Hall

Madeira Residence by Rado Iliev is Winner in Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category, 2014 – 2015
Design: Rado Iliev Architect
Madeira Residence by Rado Iliev
photograph : Assen Emilov

Madeira Residence in Bromley

Oliv Commercial Building by Theo Texture is Winner in Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category, 2014 – 2015
Design: THEO TEXTURE Architects
OLIV Causeway Bay Hong Kong
photo from architects

Oliv Building Hong Kong

Orandajima House Afterschool Facility by Martin Van Der Linden is Winner in Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category, 2014 – 2015
Design: Martin van der Linden, Architects
Orandajima House Afterschool Facility
photo : Josh Lieberman, Martin van der Linden

Orandajima House Afterschool Facility

Romo Printing Shop & Photo Studio by Claudio & Christian Gantous is Winner in Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category, 2014 – 2015
Design: Claudio & Christian Gantous, Architects
Romo Printing shop & photo studio
picture : Flow Illustrator

Romo Printing Shop & Photo Studio

A2-House [shell House] Residence is Winner in Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category, 2014 – 2015
Design: Masahiko Sato, Architect
A2-house Residence Fukuoka city
picture : Toshihisa Ishii

A2-house Residence

Safavieh History Museum is Winner in Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category, 2014 – 2015
Design: Babak Ahangar Azizi, Architect
Safavieh History Museum
picture : Babak Ahangar Azizi

Safavieh History Museum

World Design Rankings in Arts, Architecture and Design for 2017

Design Business Insights
Furthermore, for each country, three additional tables for strengths, weaknesses and opportunities are listed. The table of “Design Strengths” displays dominant design fields, in which a country is highly competitive and successful; i.e. for example you could learn whether Italy is better in Fashion Design, Furniture Design or Graphic Design. The “Design Weaknesses” table display design fields that are below average in comparison to other countries. The “Design Opportunities” table display latent design categories that could be further explored by the country. Using this functionality press members and design enthusiasts could discover more about countries, and understand the importance of diverse design sectors for each country. These insights could also be used by policy makers to determine which specific design sectors or industries could need or receive government subsidies or subvention. To discover the complete list of countries included in the World Design Rankings, and to see in-depth design business insights for each country, interested parties could check the World Design Rankings at http://www.worlddesignrankings.com

World Design Rankings table

Category Based Top Designers’ List
Parties who are more interested in the success of individual designers than countries should check the “Design Classifications” platform instead. The “Design Classification Platform” ranks designers, artists and architects in hundreds of creative fields and design categories including architecture, interior design, furniture design, fashion design, graphics design and packaging design among others. Using the “Design Classifications” platform, design enthusiasts could get answers to their questions such as “What is the best advertising design agency in the world?”, “Who is the worlds’ leading architect?”, “Who is the best Graphics designer in Japan” etc. The “Design Classifications” platform is therefore ideal for both press members to find excellent designers, artists and architects to feature, and is also a great source for businesses who are actively seeking the top talent in any given design field. Interested parties could discover “Design Classifications” and checkout category based designer rankings at http://www.designclassifications.com

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Designer Rankings
Parties who are interested only to discover top designers, artists and architects regardless of the design discipline could check the individual and overall rankings of all designers, artists and architects at the Designer Rankings website. The Designer Rankings website provides an overall score and ranking of all designers based on the number of design awards won globally, in more than hundred creative disciplines including product design, graphic design, architecture, interior design, fashion design and service design. One may call that this is the list of “Top Designers”. The Designer Rankings are accessible online at http://www.designerrankings.com

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A’ Design Awards and Competition

A’ Design Awards and Competition 2015

A' Design Awards and Competition 2015

The International A’ (A-Prime) Design Award is the world’s largest event for design, innovation and creativity, bringing together the very best designers, architects, innovators, inventors, brands, design press and institutions from all countries across the globe under the same roof.

A’ Design Awards & Competition

The Deadline for submission is February 28. Results will be announced to public on April 15.

Selected winners and results will be posted on e-architect on April 15.

Architecture

David Chipperfield Architect
David Chipperfield
photo © Nick Knight

Henning Larsen Architect
Moesgård Museum Building
image from architects

Ricardo Legorreta Architect
Ricardo Legorreta
photograph of Ricardo Legorreta from B&Q

Zaha Hadid Architect
Zaha Hadid
picture from architects




Stirling Prize

Pritzker Prize

World Architecture Festival Awards

RIBA Royal Gold Medal

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