Designs of the Year Competition 2015

London’s Design Museum has recently announced the nominees in its eighth annual Designs of the Year competition. It covers six categories—  architecture, digital, fashion, graphics, products, and transport — and recognises design from all over the world that “promotes or delivers change, enables access, extends design practice or captures the spirit of the year”.

Owned by Iraqi London-based, world-renowned architect Zaha Hadid, the museum will host anexhibition featuring all the competition entries between 23 March – 23 August.

Some of the worthy nominees here:

Desert Courtyard House, designed by <a href="http://www.architectmagazine.com/videos/detail/ar-2014-12-15-architect-visits-wendell-burnette-architects/2181476" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Wendell Burnette Architects</a>, in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Desert Courtyard House, designed by Wendell Burnette Architects, in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Credit: Wendell Burnette Architects

<a href="http://www.architectmagazine.com/cultural-projects/fondation-louis-vuitton-designed-by-gehry-partners_o.aspx" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Fondation Louis Vuitton</a>, designed by <a href="http://www.architectmagazine.com/Firms/view/gehry-partners/1285" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Gehry Partners</a>, in Paris.

Fondation Louis Vuitton, designed by Gehry Partners, in Paris.

Credit: Gehry Architects

Fortfatterhuset Kindergarten, designed by <a href="www.cobe.dk" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">COBE</a>, in Copenhagen.

Fortfatterhuset Kindergarten, designed by COBE,

Copenhagen.

Credit: COBE

House for Trees, designed by <a href="http://votrongnghia.com/" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Vo Trong Nghia Architects</a>, in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

House for Trees, designed by Vo Trong Nghia Architects, in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Credit: Vo Trong Nghia Architects

Long Museum West Bund, designed by <a href="http://www.deshaus.com/en/" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Atelier Deshaus</a>, in Shanghai.

Long Museum West Bund, designed by Atelier Deshaus, in Shanghai. Credit: Atelier Deshaus

<a href="http://www.architectmagazine.com/mixed-use-development/mvrdvs-markthal-the-inhabited-urban-monument_o.aspx" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Markthal Rotterdam</a>, designed by <a href="http://www.architectmagazine.com/Firms/view/mvrdv/397" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">MVRDV</a>, in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Markthal Rotterdam, designed by MVRDV, in Rotterdam,

the Netherlands.

Credit MVRDV

Philharmonic Hall, designed by <a href="http://barozziveiga.com/web/projects/" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Fabrizio Barozzi and Alberto Veiga</a>, in Szczecin, Poland.

Philharmonic Hall, designed by Fabrizio Barozzi and Alberto Veiga, in Szczecin, Poland.

Credit: Fabrizio Barozzi and Alberto Veiga

<a href="http://www.architectmagazine.com/projects/view/one-central-park/5683/" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">One Central Park</a>, designed by <a href="http://www.jeannouvel.com/" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Ateliers Jean Nouvel</a>, in Sydney.

One Central Park, designed by Ateliers Jean Nouvel, in Sydney.

Credit: Ateliers Jean Nouvel

Sancaklar Mosque, designed by <a href="http://www.emrearolat.com/" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Emre Arolat Architects</a>, in Istanbul.

Sancaklar Mosque, designed by Emre Arolat Architects, in Istanbul.

Credit: Emre Arolat Architects

UC Innovation Center, designed by <a href="http://www.elementalchile.cl/" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Elemental</a>, in Macul, Chile.

UC Innovation Center, designed by Elemental, in Macul, Chile.

Credit: Elemental

Waterbank Campus, designed by <a href="http://pitch-africa.org/#!//" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Pitchafrica</a>, in Laikipia, Kenya.

Waterbank Campus, designed by Pitchafrica, in Laikipia, Kenya. Credit:

Pitchafrica

Digital

<a href="http://www.architectmagazine.com/design/snhetta-designs-selected-for-norways-new-banknotes_o.aspx" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Norwegian banknotes</a>, designed by Snøhetta.

Norwegian banknotes, designed by Snøhetta.

Credit: Snøhetta

Dragonfly, an asymmetric plastic chair inspired by insects, designed by <a href="http://www.fioravanti.eu/" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Floravanti</a>.

Dragonfly, an asymmetric plastic chair inspired by insects, designed by Floravanti.

Credit: Floravanti

Strap Chair, designed by Stefan Scholten Carole Baijings.

Credit: Stefan Scholten Carole Baijings

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Endgrain

An intricate process for colour-staining

furniture.

Designed by Yael Mer and Shay Alkalay, UK

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‘Grow It Yourself’ Mushroom Materials. A compostable material to grow, then build with Designed by Ecovative

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