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The BLT Awards encompass all forms of buildings, projects, and infrastructure that address the challenges of urbanization today and inspire generations to come. All entries are judged by a grand jury panel composed of experienced and prominent academics, professionals, members of the press, entrepreneurs and manufacturers from the “building” sector.

  • Aesthetics — form, shape, color, texture, finishing, the material used, etc
  • Innovation — does the design provide something new to the market or supplement/improve an existing structure?
  • Practicality / Functionality – ease of cleaning, safety, maintenance…
  • Ergonomics — How is the interaction with the client? Space optimization?
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  • Impact — the benefit delivered to the client and/or society by the Design
  • Ecological compatibility — potential environmental and/or ecological impact
  • Emotional quotient — in addition to fulfilling its practical purpose, does the building create a sense of enjoyment, satisfaction?



⇒ CHF 260 incl. VAT ( approx: US$280)

Same entry in additional categories at a 50% discount


⇒ CHF 80 incl. VAT ( approx: US$87)

Same entry in additional categories at a 50% discount

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Unlike some other design awards and competitions, there are no further fees for winning the award: everything listed in the winner’s benefits will be provided free of charge.

News & Press

Li Yuejiu Founding Partner & Design Director of a9a Architects / President of Jiuzhu Branch of Architectural Planning and Design Research Institute of Chongqing University

What is your approach toward making your projects more energy efficient and sustainable? 

The first important thing is to adjust the relationship between the architecture and the site. Choosing more suitable materials according to the location of the project is also a way to control the cost. For different projects, we develop unique strategies based on climate, location, environment, and culture. The locality is essential, but it is more important to complete the design intention of the project itself for the savings to be significant. For example, China and Japan are also Asian countries, but the understanding of space, usage, and experience are completely different. It is meaningless to talk about savings without the site.

–  Li Yuejiu, BLT awards Jury member

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In general, what are your guiding design principles?

I’d say I have three. Research, first and foremost. I work on a lot of international projects reflecting foreign cultures and communities. As a Black woman who often experiences appropriation of my culture, my top priority is accurately and respectfully representing others through my work. Second, create a sense of place. Whether it be a restaurant or hotel, new businesses, location has a purpose and existing culture that should be reflected and embraced, it’s welcoming. Lastly, details matter, down to the doorstop!

Kamille Glenn, founder of dsgnrswrkshp studio

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What is your approach towards making our cities more energy-efficient and sustainable at si_architecture + urban design?

There are many tailored approaches that I like to bring together. For every project, we develop a unique set of strategies depending on the climate, location, context and culture. These strategies are frequently around activating the benefits of the food-water-energy-waste nexus. One strong continuum in our work is adaptive re-use and the belief that the city is better as a combination of the old fabric with contemporary infill, side by side. It reduces the embodied carbon and maintains the sense of place. Now, we are interested in up-scaling our strategies, to ensure maximum positive impact; and for this, we take research seriously. The particular working method that we developed over 30+ years is truly interdisciplinary, research-informed, inclusive and collaborative.

Steffen Lehmann, Architect and Urbanist

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  • April 30th, 2022

    ⇒ 10% Early Submission discount

  • May 31st, 2022

    ⇒ 5% Early Submission discount

  • July 31st, 2022

    ⇒ Regular Deadline

  • September 18th until October 9th, 2022

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