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Great public design deserves global exposure


Public design is all about creating common experiences

The iF Design Awards elevates public design that consider usability, durability, aesthetics, and safety, promote a sense of community, and encourage social interaction, while also accommodating individuals with diverse needs. In addition, the aesthetic qualities of the furniture and fixtures can enhance the overall experience and appeal of the public space.

At its core, public architecture is about bringing people together. The iF Design Awards recognize the fact that public architecture has the power to inspire, educate, and unite. At its best, it reflects the values and aspirations of a society. It is a legacy for future generations, a reminder of who we are and what we stand for.


Public Design and Interior Design

The category of public design encompasses furniture and furnishing systems in a range of public spaces, including banks, bus stops, health centers, hotels, libraries, lounges, museums, parks, playgrounds, restaurants, shops, canteens, social areas, streets, and wellness areas. Furnishing and functional systems include streetlamps, ATM systems, exhibition systems, outdoor advertising systems, LED screens for events, POS systems, terminals for public spaces, wayfinding and orientation systems.

Public Architecture

Public architecture shapes the way we interact with the built environment. It is about designing spaces and structures – such as government buildings, museums, libraries, civic centers, embassies, police and fire stations, parliaments, town halls, prisons, theatres, concert halls, schools, universities, kindergartens, training centers, conference centers, hospitals, nursing homes, zoos, religious buildings, roads, bridges, parking facilities, airports, bus stations, port facilities, railway stations, and sports facilities – that promote community, inclusion, and cultural expression.

City planning, urban planning, urban development projects, cemeteries, golf clubs, lighting design, outdoor areas, parks, plazas, private gardens, public gardens, streets and more.

Interior Designers, product designers, and architects: take your chance and show us your trends and ideas for the public space and gain global awareness for your achievements in the award category public design now!

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Awarded design and architecture promoting a sense of community:



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


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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

Choose between digital or physical presentation

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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