The A’ Design Award is an international award whose aim is to provide designers, architects, and innovators from all design fields with a competitive platform to showcase their work and products to a global audience. Among the design world’s many awards, the A’ Design Award stands out for its exceptional scale and breadth, including over 100 award categories and having honored over 12,000 designers with an award over its 11-year lifetime.
The World Design Rankings (WDR) are sponsored by the A’ Design Award and Competition, ranking countries based on the number of designers who have been granted with the A’ Design Award between the years 2010 and 2020. Highly competitive and influential, WDR is to design what the Olympics are to sports. It aims to provide additional data and insights to economists and journalists regarding the state-of-art in the design industry. The ultimate aim of the world design rankings is to contribute to global design culture through advocating and highlighting good design.
In the current standings, China tops the list with 86 Platinum Award winners (2,272 total awards), followed by the United States with 67 Platinum Awards (1,038 total awards), and Japan in third place with 41 Platinum Awards (481 total awards). Take a look at some the previously-awarded projects below and enter for the chance to represent your country here.
China: Zhongnan Mansion Clubhouse / Kris Lin and Jiayu Yang
Platinum A’ Design Award in Interior Space and Exhibition Design 2018