Design and architecture shape every aspect of the travel experience, from airports and museums to hotels and luggage. For T+L’s fifth annual competition, an esteemed jury chose the very best in 15 categories.
Here the list of the T+L Design Award 2009 winners:
Best Retail Space: Puma City, various locations; designed by Lot-Ek.
Best Large Hotel: Mama Shelter; Paris; designed by Philippe Starck.
Best Small Hotel: Hotel Aire de Bardenas; Tudela, Spain; designed by Emiliano Lopez and Monica Rivera Arquitectos.
Best Spa: Hideaway Zighy Bay; Zighy Bay, Oman; designed by Six Senses Resorts & Spas.
Best Restaurant: Delicatessen; New York City; designed by Anurag Nema in collaboration with Mark Thomas Amadei.
Best Museum: CaixaForum Madrid; Madrid, Spain; designed by Herzog & de Meuron.
Best Cultural Space: National Opera House; Oslo, Norway; designed by Snohetta.
Best Public Space: TKTS Booth; New York City, designed by Perkins Eastman.
Best Transportation: Beijing Capital International Airport, Terminal 3; Beijing, China; designed by Foster and Partners.
Best Bridge: Jerusalem Light Rail Train Bridge; Jerusalem, Israel; designed by Santiago Calatrava.
Best Travel Fashion: Trench coat, Norma Kamali Collection for Wal-Mart; designed by Norma Kamali.
Best Camera: Mino Flip Video Camera.
Best Travel Accessory: Melissa Shoes; designed by the Campana Brothers, Zaha Hadid, Alexandre Herchcovitch and Vivienne Westwood.
Best Travel Gadget: SteriPEN Journey LCD Handheld Water Purifier.
Best Luggage: Hydro Sports Water-Resistant Backpack, T-Tech by Tumi.