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Design and Architecture Norway

DOGA Award for Design and Architecture


The jury evaluates the quality of the projects' design / architecture, and its long and/or short term value for people, profit and the planet.

Please note that projects that apply in the newcomer category do not need to be realised. Projects in this category will be evaluated by its potential value, if they were to be realised.

Design criteria

  • Aesthetics
    How is the project experienced? The jury will be looking at the project's formal and aesthetic qualities associated with e.g. sense of space, harmony, use of materielas, detailing etc.
  • Function / context
    Does the project meet the need it was designed for? The jury will be looking for solutions that are functional, human-centered, and appropriate for the context in question.
  • Innovation
    Does the project add something new? The jury will be looking for new approaches and characteristics that distinguishes the project from existing solutions.

Value criteria

  • Social value
    Does the project have positive effects on society? The jury will be looking for solutions that are inclusive and contribute to improved quality of life.
  • Environmental value
    How does the project affect the environment? The jury will be looking for solutions that are responsibly produced, demonstrate clever use of resources and that do not harm the environment.
  • Economic value
    Is the project profitable? The jury will be looking for projects that contribute to economic value creation through eg. new business models and markets, circularity, savings, increased exports, etc.

Among the recipients of the DOGA Award, the jury identifies projects with an especially significant value to society, the environment and the economy, and nominates those to receive our highest hanging award: the DOGA Honorary Award. 

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