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THE LCD AWARDS 

Leading culture destinations CELEBRATE THE BEST ESTABLISHED and EMERGING CULTURE DESTINATIONS WORLDWIDE. each year THE LCD AWARDS SHINES A LIGHT
ON THE MOST IMPACTFUL CULTURAL ACTIVATIONS from those INSTITUTIONS and ORGANISATIONS SHAPING TOMORROW'S WORLd. 


THE Selection process
OUR SHORTLIST IS DRAWN UP FROM THE NOMINATIONS OF OUR AMBASSADORS, OUR OWN EXHAUSTIVE RESEARCH, and THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE WORLD’S LEADING CULTURAL PLANNING CONSULTANCY: LORD CULTURAL RESOURCES. Once the shortlist is refined to three institutions per category, the Jury casts its final vote to declare the winner in each category.

MEET THE 2018 JURY HERE

2018 winners

THE leading culture destination of the year 2018

ZEITZ MOCAA

Cape Town, South Africa

 

leading culture destinationS of the year

 

best exhibition

PHILIPPE PARRENO

GROPIUS BAU

BERLIN, GERMANY

 

 

best architecture

STUDIO KO

YSL MUSEUM

MARRAKECH, MOROCCO

 

BEST RESTAURANT

the garden cafe

garden museum

london, uk

 

best shop

mumok museum

vienna, austria

 

epson teamlab borderless

mori building digital art museum

tokyo, japan

 

 

  new culture destinations       of the year

EUROPE

fondation carmignac

porquerolles island, france

 

North America

museum of contemporary art

toronto, canada

 

Latin America

paracas museum

paracas, peru

 

africa/ Middle East/ uae

ZEITZ MOCAA

Cape Town, South Africa

 

asia pacific

tai kwun

hong kong

 

        SOFT POWER DESTINATIONS            of the year

 

best activation

'bursting at the seams' 

philippine detention centers

ayala museum

makati, philippines

 

 

 

best cultural organisation

museum of tomorrow

rio de janeiro, brazil

 

best cultural district

fogo island

newfoundland, canada

 

 

AVIS TRAVELLERS' AWARDS 

 

BEST ART HOTEL OF THE YEAR 

chateau la coste

le puy-sainte-reparade,

france

 

 

emerging culture city of the year

lisbon, portugal

 

best cultural nomad of the year

art weekenders 

 

THE CLIMATE SMART AWARD

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SUNx

the science express

india

 
 

    EXPERIENTIAL DESTINATIONS       of the year

 

best LGBT DESTINATION

VALLETTA

MALTA

 

 

best luxury destination

South Africa

 

best food destination

san sebastian

spain

 

best smart destination

norway

 

 

best Silk Road destination

uzbekistan

 

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