Elmar Bossard | Luzern Tourismus
Elmar Bossard | Luzern Tourism

BLT Built Design Awards Gala to Showcase Architectural Brilliance at Switzerland’s Iconic KKL Luzern.

July 18, 2023

The design community is buzzing with excitement as the highly esteemed BLT Built Design Awards Gala prepares to celebrate exceptional architectural achievements in the captivating city of Luzern. This prestigious event will take place at the iconic KKL Luzern, a stunning architectural masterpiece nestled on the picturesque shores of Lake Luzern, on Saturday, November 18, 2023.

Design professionals, thought leaders and visionary creatives from around the world are eagerly converging on Luzern, drawn by its reputation as a vibrant hub for architectural innovation and creative inspiration. With its seamless blend of historical charm and contemporary vision, Luzern provides the perfect backdrop for honoring groundbreaking design excellence.

The BLT Built Design Awards Gala will serve as a platform to recognize remarkable achievements, pioneering concepts, and unparalleled architectural talent. The event promises an evening filled with captivating moments as award-winning architects and designers take center stage, their outstanding projects showcased and celebrated in front of a distinguished audience.

The KKL Luzern, renowned for its architectural brilliance and designed by visionary architect Jean Nouvel, exemplifies Luzern’s commitment to architectural excellence. Nestled in the heart of Switzerland, along the picturesque banks of Lake Luzern, this iconic venue sets the perfect stage for an evening dedicated to celebrating architectural ingenuity.

Luzern’s design culture thrives on the principles of craftsmanship, innovation, and an unwavering appreciation for aesthetics. The city offers a nurturing environment that allows architects and designers to flourish, collaborate, and make significant contributions to the global architectural landscape. Furthermore, Luzern is home to avant-garde galleries, design studios, and firms that continuously challenge conventional norms and pioneer new design concepts. The city’s commitment to design excellence is reflected in its array of public spaces, urban planning initiatives, and sustainable architecture projects.

Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne, Switzerland

By hosting the BLT Built Design Awards Gala in Luzern, the event highlights the city’s integral role in shaping the design industry. The gathering of distinguished judges, influential figures, and visionary architects within the prestigious KKL Luzern further establishes Luzern’s status as a global design destination.

The Gala will provide a platform for recognition and exposure, with distinguished judges and influential figures from the design world in attendance. The event offers a unique opportunity for architects and designers to showcase their exceptional work, connect with industry leaders, and inspire the entire design community.

During the Awards ceremony, the following winners will receive a trophy:

2021 – Architectural Design of the Year: Benthem Crouwel Architects with Dutch Charity Lotteries office building
2021 – Interior Design of the Year: Foshan Topway Design with Naturalism Creates a Magic Wonderland
2021 – Project Management of the Year: Monograph with Resource by Monograph
2021 – Construction Product of the Year: Tubmarine/Kebony with Tubmarine and Kebony Wood
2021 – Emerging Architect of the Year: Mariam Abbadi with The Pathways to Unknown
2021 – Emerging Interior Designer of the Year: Lu Kuan-Ju with Innovative Chinese Paper Umbrella Store

2022 – Architectural Design of the Year: Zaha Hadid Architects with BEEAH Headquarters
2022 – Interior Design of the Year: KAMITOPEN with KAMA-ASA Shop
2022 – Project Management of the Year: Design With Frank with design with FRANK software
2022 – Construction Product of the Year: Yi Design with YiBrick
2022 – Emerging Architect of the Year: Xudong Zhu with Urban Irrigation
2022 – Emerging Interior Designer of the Year: Yue Che with Ally – A Center for Children Psychological Trauma Recovery

and 2023 winners, which will be revealed at the end of September 2023.

Prepare to be captivated, inspired, and connected with like-minded professionals who share a passion for pushing the boundaries of design and shaping the future of architecture.

BLT Built Design Awards Gala to Honor Architectural Brilliance at Luzern's Architectural Gem, KKL Luzern