The Chicago-based International Interior Design Association (IIDA) recently honored the HIGO project in Sapporo, Japan, with top honors in two categories in its 2015 Best of Asia Pacific Design Awards.
The HIGO project, by nA Nakayama Architects Co. Ltd., won top honors in the Small Corporate Space category and the Best of Competition category at the awards ceremony last month in Hong Kong.
“This year’s submissions showcased design innovation at its finest," IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO Cheryl Durst said. "We are honored to recognize nA Nakayama Architects Co. Ltd., for their well-executed project, which thoughtfully intermingled the interior and exterior spaces with an emphasis on connecting with nature. The effect is both intimate and inviting.”
The Best of Asia Pacific Design Awards focuses on the best of interior design and interior architecture projects in the Asia Pacific region. Fourteen categories provide a wide range of design opportunities, from small corporate spaces to educational facilities to spas and fitness centers. While the project must be located within the Asia Pacific region, the interior designer, architect or design firm can be based anywhere in the world.
The competition was judged by design professionals Chu + Gooding Associates Founder Annie Chu, Studio O+A Co-founder Primo Orpilla and Shimoda Design Group Chief Creative Officer Joey Shimoda. Sponsored by the IIDA and Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the 2015 competition was the third of what has become an annual event.