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Dezeen Awards China 2024 returns to celebrate Chinese talent

Dezeen Awards China 2024, in partnership with Bentley, is open for entries! This regional edition of Dezeen Awards aims to showcase the very best in architecture, interiors and design from studios based in China.

Bentley will continue its collaboration with Dezeen for a second year, supporting its regional awards programme which spotlights Chinese design talent on a global stage.

This is part of a wider collaboration to inspire, support and champion design excellence and showcase innovation that aims to create a better and more sustainable world.

Last year marked the start of this partnership, which will continue to foster talent that is dedicated to making a beneficial impact within social and environmental sustainability, inclusivity and community empowerment.

Start your entries today to be in the running to receive the ultimate accolade for architects and designers across China.

Nineteen categories to enter

This year, there are 19 project categories open for entry across architecture, interiors and design.

We've introduced three new awards. One rewards excellence in landscape and urban design, celebrating standout landscape design, masterplan, and public realm projects. The other two new categories highlight the best in exhibition design as well as craft and collectible design, drawing on the region's strong craft heritage.

Haikou Jiangdong Huandao Experimental School was named Architecture project of the year at Dezeen Awards China 2023

The winners of these 19 project categories will compete for the ultimate honour: the title of project of the year across architecture, interiors and design.

Dezeen Awards China places a strong emphasis on excellence and sustainability, guided by our judging criteria. The scoring system is based on three key design principles: beautiful, beneficial and innovative.

In addition, the China Designers of the Year awards will recognise six emerging and established designers or studios, working across architecture interiors and design, with names put forward by our judges.

Find out more about the categories ›

"Together we discovered a wealth of design talent"

Bentley joins Dezeen Awards China for a second year as the headline sponsor.

"This is the second year of our wide-ranging partnership with Dezeen and we look forward to supporting the architectural and interior design sectors as they push into a more sustainable future," Bentley's global head of marketing Steven De Ploey said.

"Dezeen Awards China is a fantastic opportunity for Chinese designers to show their outstanding capabilities and creativity", added Kim Airey, managing director of Bentley Motors Chinese Mainland, Hong Kong and Macao.

"We are thrilled to be working again with Bentley on Dezeen Awards China," said Claire Barrett, head of Dezeen Awards.

"Last year together we discovered a wealth of design talent and we look forward to again showcasing the country's rising position as a design powerhouse,"

Vincent de Graaf (left) and Wendy Saunders (right), co-founders of AIM Architecture at Dezeen Awards China 2023 winners ceremony

Entries will be judged by a prestigious panel of leading industry professionals, formed by 15 architects and designers from both China and around the globe.

Last year the jury included architects Ma Yansong and Rossana Hu, designers Min Chen and Frank Chou, as well as Büro Ole Scheeren principal Ole Scheeren, British designer Ilse Crawford and US interior designer Kelly Wearstler.

Learn more about Dezeen Awards China ›


If you have any questions about Dezeen Awards China, please email or send a message to our WeChat account DezeenCN and someone from the team will get back to you.

Good luck!

Dezeen Awards China 2024 in partnership with Bentley

Dezeen Awards China is the first regional edition of Dezeen Awards which celebrates the best architecture, interiors and design in China. The annual awards programme is in partnership with Bentley as part of a wider collaboration to inspire, support and champion design excellence and showcase innovation that creates a better and more sustainable world. This ambition complements Bentley's architecture and design business initiatives, including the Bentley Home range of furnishings and real estate projects around the world.