27 New Categories Added to Revamped A+Product Awards

The program has been expanded to include awards for sustainable and flexible design, and for the best commercial and residential products.

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The 2021 A+Product Awards is now open for entries, with an Early Entry Deadline of June 4th this year. To have your products reviewed by our prestigious jury of 200+ renowned architects and be in the running for a $20,000 marketing package, get your submission started today.

The building products and materials that architects specify for their buildings are more scrutinized than they have ever been before. Moving far beyond aesthetic value, design professionals and their clients now demand that the products used in their buildings be highly durable, sustainable and resilient in the face of changing climates and evolving programmatic activities.

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Reflecting the high expectations of architects today, the 2021 A+Product Awards invites manufacturers to submit their products in a diverse range of new categories, each designed to celebrate the world’s best building products in unprecedented fashion. The number of categories has more than doubled, providing more options for brands to establish themselves as the industry leader in almost any product vertical, specialization or discipline.

Leading the new category line up, the following categories are particularly well suited to brands looking to dominate their niche, whether it be in sustainable, flexible or conceptual design, or in a typology such as residential, commercial or cultural design. Take a read through the categories as you plan which of your products to submit for global recognition this year.


The Best in Specialization Awards

Dedicated to products that excel in a specialized area, leading the field in their classification. There are awards for sustainable design, innovation, new materials, designer collaboration, flexible design, unbuilt (prototype) design and branding. Submissions in these categories must be available to market by January 1, 2022 to qualify, with the exception of the Conceptual Design category.

BiOrigami by Studio Samira Boon, 2020 A+Product Awards Jury Winner in the Acoustics category.

Sustainable Design

The Sustainable Design Award celebrates products that are among the most sustainable in their field. This includes but is not limited to products that minimize or actively help reduce carbon emissions, highly energy efficient products, products that facilitate passive heating and cooling, products with a sustainable “cradle to grave” lifecycle and products that utilize locally sourced materials.

Submit in the Sustainable Design Category →


Innovation

The Innovation Award is dedicated to products that are among the most innovative in their field. Contenders for the Innovation Award should be groundbreaking, pioneering products that set a precedent in their industry, breaking away from the conventions of their product type. Products that set a new benchmark for design and quality within their vertical stand the best chance of success in this category.

Submit in the Innovation Category →


New Materials

The New Materials Award celebrates products that harness emerging or unconventional materials to form a new exemplar in their field. Eligible products include but are not limited to: products made from technologically advanced materials and/or processes, products made from recycled or organic materials, products that cleverly repurpose salvaged materials, and products that use traditional materials in new and innovative ways.

Submit in the New Materials Category →


Designer Collaboration

The Designer Collaboration Award is dedicated to products that have been designed, developed and made a reality by a team of creative players. Eligible products include but are not limited to: collaborations between brands and architecture firms, collaborations between brands and interior designers, collaborations between brands and environmental experts, and countless other combinations.

Submit in the Designer Collaborator Category →

Contourz Concrete Tiles by Lunada Bay Tile, 2020 A+Product Awards Finalist in the Wall & Wall Coverings category.

Flexible Design

The Flexible Design Award celebrates products whose primary quality is adjustability, flexibility or modularity. This category is open to products of all types that have a flexible element, including but not limited to: modular furniture, flexible seating, customizable wall or acoustic panels, flexible façade and glazing systems, modular storage, and customizable or modular lighting.

Submit in the Flexible Design Category →


Conceptual Design

The Concept Design Award celebrates all building products, furniture and materials that are in the conceptual phase, including any product that has not yet been launched to the public. Eligible products include purely conceptual works (that are not planned for realization) and under-development products that are set to be unveiled to the market in the future. Submission materials for this category may include renderings, drawings, models (digital and physical) and any other visual that communicates the design of the product.

Submit in the Conceptual Design Category →


Branding

The Branding Award is dedicated to products that are designed to promote, celebrate or enhance a company’s brand in any way. Eligible products include but are not limited to: branded signage, façade elements, walls and wall panels, partitions, paint and coatings, glazing, flooring, furniture, lighting, fabric, textiles and accessories.

Submit in the Branding Category →


Best in Project Type Awards

Celebrate the world’s best products and materials designed for use in a specific architectural setting. Both realized and conceptual products of all types are eligible for submission. There are awards for the best products in residential, commercial, health, education, hospitality, cultural, transportation and landscape projects. There is no market launch date requirement for these categories.

Viking 7 Series 48″ Limited Edition Dual Fuel Range by Viking, 2020 A+Product Awards Jury Winner in the Kitchen Appliances category.

The Residential Award

The Residential Award celebrates the world’s best products and materials used in residential applications. This includes both realized and conceptual products of all types, including building products, furnishings and materials that are designed for use in buildings such as:

  • Private residences
  • Multi unit residences
  • Apartments
  • Ancillary structures such as garden studios and sheds
  • Residential interiors

Submit in the Residential Category →


The Commercial Award

The Commercial Award is dedicated to the world’s best products and materials used in commercial applications. This includes both realized and conceptual products of all types, including building products, furnishings and materials that are designed for use in buildings such as:

  • Office buildings
  • Office interiors
  • Coworking spaces
  • Retail
  • Shopping centers
  • Pop ups & temporary commercial structures
  • Mixed use buildings
  • Factories & warehouses
  • Showrooms

Submit in the Commercial Category →


The Healthcare Award

The Healthcare Award celebrates the world’s best products and materials used in a healthcare setting. This includes both realized and conceptual products of all types, including building products, furnishings and materials that are designed for use in buildings such as:

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Medical centers
  • Mobile or temporary healthcare facilities

Submit in the Healthcare Category →


The Education Award

The Education Award is dedicated to the world’s best products and materials used in an educational setting. This includes both realized and conceptual products of all types, including building products, furnishings and materials that are designed for use in buildings such as:

  • Kindergartens
  • Primary & high schools
  • Colleges & universities
  • Libraries
  • Research facilities

Submit in the Education Category →

Norr 2.0 by Mirage, 2020 A+Product Awards Popular Choice Winner in the Ceramics category.

The Hospitality Award

The Hospitality Award is dedicated to the world’s best products and materials used in a hospitality setting. This includes both realized and conceptual products of all types, including building products, furnishings and materials that are designed for use in buildings such as:

  • Hotels & resorts
  • Restaurants
  • Bars & nightclubs
  • Spa & wellness

Submit in the Hospitality Category →


The Landscape Award

The Landscape Award celebrates the world’s best products and materials used in landscape architecture and outdoor spaces. This includes both realized and conceptual products of all types, including building products, furnishings and materials that are designed for use in spaces such as:

  • Public outdoor spaces
  • Private gardens
  • Courtyards
  • Landscape master plans
  • Streetscapes

Submit in the Landscape Category →


The Culture Award

The Culture Award is dedicated to the world’s best products and materials used in a cultural setting. This includes both realized and conceptual products of all types, including building products, furnishings and materials that are designed for use in buildings such as:

  • Museums
  • Gallery & exhibition spaces
  • Halls & theaters
  • Sports & recreational facilities
  • Pavilions
  • Religious buildings & memorials

Submit in the Culture Category →


The Transportation Award

The Transportation Award is dedicated to the world’s best products and materials used in a transportation setting. This includes both realized and conceptual products of all types, including building products, furnishings and materials that are designed for use in buildings such as:

  • Airports
  • Bus stations & terminals
  • Train stations, light rail & monorail terminals
  • Parking structures
  • Bridges & other infrastructure
  • Products related to transit-oriented development

Submit in the Transportation Category →


Now you’ve read up on the categories, it’s time to enter! A+Product Awards Winners benefit in a multitude of ways, including:

  • Gain worldwide exposure via Architizer’s online community of 7+ million architects and designers.
  • Grow your visibility exponentially — win a year-round marketing package worth more than $20,000.
  • Get published in “The World’s Best Building Products” ebook, distributed to 17,000+ member firms.

So without further ado, get your submission started today — and make sure to do so before the Early Entry Deadline on June 4th this year!

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