Zeitz Mocaa Wins


The wait is finally over. Wallpaper have announced the winners of their Design Awards 2018.

The judging panel, a collaboration of experts across their field including Ethiopian model Liya Kebede, had their work cut out for them.

Our very own Zeitz Mocaa museum was shortlisted under Best New Public Building and won a joint award with Musée Yves Saint Laurent, Marrakech.

“Grand gestures define Cape Town’s new Zeitz MOCAA. As a much-heralded cultural waypoint, the vast converted grain silos are proving to be a key draw on the city’s Victoria & Alfred Waterfront,” says Wallpaper.

“Heatherwick Studio has made typically bold strokes at the building’s heart, making elaborate cuts into the structure’s concrete cylinders to form a towering, quasi-organic atrium,” they concluded.

See the list of winners below:

Best new hotel

Santa Clara 1728, Lisbon



Designer of the year

Philippe Malouin



Best domestic design

Coffee mill, by Michael Anastassiades, for Carl Auböck and Sigmar London

Best City

Mexico City



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Best new public building

Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town, by Heatherwick Studio


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Musée Yves Saint Laurent, Marrakech, by studio KO



Best new private house

Ghat house, Chile, by Max Núñez Arquitectos




Best new restaurant

Maison du Danemark, Paris




Tak, Stockholm


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Best women’s fashion collection

Simone Rocha


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Best men’s fashion collection

Alexander McQueen



Life enhancer of the year

‘Dot’ braille smartwatch, by Dot



Best new grooming product