Maggie’s St Bart’s awarded Supreme Winner at Surface Design Awards 2019

by Georgie Baxter

Maggie’s St Barts

The winners of the 2019 Surface Design Awards have been announced, hailing the best and most impressive use of materials in, and on, architectural projects from around the globe.

The beautiful new Maggie’s Centre Barts, London has been declared the Supreme Winner, capturing the judge’s hearts and minds. A beacon of design in the charity sector, the building by Steven Holl Architects’ was shortlisted in the Public Building Exterior category, gaining acclaim from the judges, including Christophe Egret, who stated “You really feel that a person dealing with cancer might feel elevated in this space”.

Lava Stone

Across 13 categories entrants to the Awards comprised a who’s-who in architecture and design from around the world. Zaha Hadid Architects, Steven Holl Architects, Studio Egret West and Chris Dyson Architects from the UK, Rockwell Group from the USA, and Kengo Kuma & Associates from Japan were among the shortlist.


The Surface Design Awards, announced at the annual Surface Design Show, recognise and celebrate the best use of innovative surface materials in architecture and design internationally.

Powis Cloud

Launched five years ago, the Awards have grown year-on-year to become one of the most respected accolades in the design awards realm. The 2019 shortlist consisted of an impressive 43 projects from 9 countries, each entry an exemplary example of creative and innovative use of materials and lighting in both interior and exterior schemes. Some projects won nominations across several categories, resulting in 48 finalists.


The 2019 judging panel was co-chaired by Christophe Egret, Founding Partner at Studio Egret West, and Paul Priestman, Chairman at PriestmanGoode. The full panel comprised Cany Ash, Partner at Ash Sakula Architects; James Soane, Director at Project Orange architecture & interior design; Jeremy Offer, Chief Creative Officer at future-focused vehicle designers Arrival; Katie Greenyer, Creative Talent & Network Director at Pentland Group; Paul Edwards, Head of Creative Design at Airbus and Roz Barr, Director of Roz Barr Architects.

The Surface Design Awards 2019 winners in full:




Retail Interior
Aesop Flagship Store United Kingdom Snohetta
 Retail Exterior
Lava Stone Shopfront United Kingdom STAC Architecture
 Public Building Interior
Writ in Water United Kingdom Studio Octopi with Mark Wallinger
 Public Building Exterior
Maggie’s Centre St Barts United Kingdom Steven Holl Architects
 Commercial Interior
The Veil United Kingdom Giles Miller Studio & Orms
 Commercial Exterior
Morpheus Hotel China Zaha Hadid Architects / Isometrix Lighting Design
 Temporary Structure
TED Theatre Canada Rockwell Group
 Sustainable Interior
SGS Berkeley Green United Kingdom Hewitt Studios
 Sustainable Exterior
Cultural Village United States of America Kengo Kuma & Associates
 Light & Surface Interior
Gymbox United Kingdom Lightivity Lighting Design
Morpheus Hotel Atrium China Zaha Hadid Architects / Isometrix Lighting Design
 Light & Surface Exterior
Black Prince Road United Kingdom Michael Grubb Studio
Story Wall Sweden ÅF Lighting
 Housing Interior
Powis Cloud United Kingdom Lily Jencks Studio
 Housing Exterior
Fijal House United Kingdom Mole Architects

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