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China ranked on top at the World Design Rankings 2020

Which is the fastest growing Country for design and architecture?

To reply to this question, it may be very interesting to check the World Design Ranking.

In fact, the World Design Ranking is a chart by Countries of the most popular designs of the world. The chart is created every year by collecting the datas from participating creatives in the A’ Design Award and Competition , the biggest design award in the world.

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It is very interesting to see that, this year, China ranked as number 1 among the 108 represented countries, followed by United States of America, Japan, Italy, Hong Kong, Great Britain, Taiwan, Germany, Turkey and Australia which took the top positions in 2020. Interesting also to note that 2 new countries are included in the 2020-2021 rankings: Macau (China) and Iraq. While Countries in the Top 10 did not change, Hong Kong surpassed Great Britain, Taiwan and Germany surpassed Turkey.

The young Chinese generations love design, I noted this also during my tour in China in summer 2019 ( here you can read another post about the things which surprised me about China ). So I am actually expecting a bit these results, and you?

More about the World Design Rankings

The WDR – World Design Rankings – aims to provide additional data and insights to economists and journalists regarding the state-of-art in design industry. The rankings aim to provide a snapshot of the state-of-art and design potentials of countries worldwide by highlighting their creative strengths, design weaknesses and available opportunities.

The “Design Business Insights” section provides a ranking of countries based on their success in diverse design fields and creative categories. Furthermore, for each country, three additional tables for strengths, weaknesses and opportunities are listed. Using this functionality press members and design enthusiasts could discover more about countries, and understand the importance of diverse design sectors for each country.

To celebrate this year ranking, with China as the most fast growing country for design in 2020. Enjoy my selection of the Best Chinese architecture and interiors from the World Design Rankings 2020.


10 Best Chinese Architecture and Interiors

from the A’Design Award


Curve Residence

by Kris Lin


Chongqing Zhongshuge Bookstore

by Li Xiang


Lotus Square Art Center Sales Center

by Raynon Chiu


Yorkshire Villa

by Kot Ge and LSDcasa


Baoding Xinhua Bookstore Interior Design store

by Yi Chen & Muchen Zhang


Guilin Exhibition Center

by Tengyuan Design


Urban Eden Residential Villa Showroom

by Chengzhe Zhang


Crystal Bay Villas

by Kelly Lin


Treasure Box Sales Office

by Qun Wen


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