2013 Innovation By Design Awards: Spaces

The 2014 Innovation By Design Awards will celebrate the year’s most ambitious ideas, products, and business ventures. Finalists will be featured in the design issue of Fast Company magazine, and winners will be unveiled at an awards ceremony in October. Register today.


In 2013, we put out a call to the design and business communities: What are the best design-driven innovations of the past year? We received more than 1,200 submissions from big corporations, small shops, and students from around the world.


Here are the 2013 finalists in the Spaces category. They should give you a good sense of what the judges will be looking for this year.


Cloud: An interactive sculpture built from 6,000 lightbulbs

An interactive sculpture built from 6,000 lightbulbs

Solar-Powered Floating Schools
Floating schools and health clinics for the flood-ridden

Whangapoua Sled House
A portable beach house in New Zealand

Fast Track
A 560-foot, outdoor trampoline sidewalk


The Whitney Studio
The Whitney Museum of American Art’s education center, built from shipping containers


Klong Toey Community Lantern
An indoor and outdoor modular community center in Bangkok

Enter the 2014 Innovation By Design Awards.