Building for a smarter future

Apply before 30 June to avail of the Early Bird discount


Behind the façade: mastering technological and collaborative symbiosis

The design of a building is a collaborative process that involves developers, architects, engineers, builders, and numerous specialists within those three groups. In recent decades construction design has come to rely more and more on non-structural and non-material technologies. Developers must increasingly consider energy efficiency, lighting, acoustics, and ventilation, while also taking into account factors such as cost, durability, and environmental impact. The ultimate goal has not changed – to create a building that is safe, functional, aesthetically pleasing, sustainable, and meets the needs of its owners and occupants – but the means of achieving it has.

Modern buildings contain a vast array of technological installations, including air conditioning and air purification systems, doors, switches, heating and plumbing systems, security systems, and smart control systems. The iF DESIGN AWARD look behind the façade to select buildings that evince an advanced understanding of technological symbiosis.


In the award category "Building Technology" new materials and technologies generate new design challenges and construction methods throughout the evolution of building. An impressive line-up of brands is competing in this segment of the iF Ranking. Again, we look forward to a variable spectrum of best product design:

  • Air conditioning,

  • Floor stand air purifiers,

  • Balconie & conservatories & marquees

  • Doors & door handles,

  • Fittings and systems,

  • Garages & gates,

  • Heating & plumbing technology,

  • Railings & roofs,

  • Security technology,

  • Solar systems,

  • Smart home products,

  • Switches

  • Temperature control technology,

  • Windows, etc.

Take your project on the next level and apply with your best design achievements until 30 June for Early Bird discount.

Welcome to the iF DESIGN AWARD!

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Award winning entries which made it:



Designs can be submitted in 9 main disciplines with various subcategories and even across disciplines.


Owned by the certified non-profit iF DESIGN FOUNDATION, which promotes design and its social value, iF Design is truly independent.

Apply early!

Early Bird – 30 Jun 2023: EUR 250
Regular – 29 Sept 2023: EUR 350
Last Chance – 8 Nov 2023: EUR 450

Time to complete your application until 8 Nov

iF Online Preselection 4-8 December

Receive a detailed iF Jury Feedback Chart

You´re Finalist!

After passing the iF Online Preselection, your entry is evaluated by the iF Final Jury in Berlin 20-22 Feb 2024

Chance to modify application before Final Jury

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Receive an updated iF Final Jury Feedback Chart

Winner 🙌

In April 2024, iF Design starts a global winners campaign

Entry featured online and in the iF Design App

Unlimited access to iF DESIGN AWARD 2024 Logo

Receive points for the global iF Ranking

Invitation to the iF DESIGN AWARD NIGHT 2024 in Berlin

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