Interior designers and architects from around the world were recently named 2015 International Interior Design Association (IIDA) 2015 Global Excellence Award winners.
“One of the most rewarding aspects of the Global Excellence Awards is seeing the variety of approaches to a design concept,” IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO Cheryl Durst said. “The international nature of the competition is exceptionally inspiring as we think about the growing impact interior design has made on the community at large.”
The awards were sponsored by Designworks, a company of the BMW Group. Judges included Julio Braga, design director and principal for IA Interior Architects, New York; Federico Delrosso, owner of Federico Delrosso Architects; Johannes Lampela, creative director, Designworks; Emanuela Frattini Magnusson, global head of design at Bloomberg LP; and Patricia Rotondo, design principal for Chipman Design Architecture.
The Chicago-based IIDA said awards will be presented at a ceremony Jan. 23 in Paris.
"I was impressed by the quality of entries in every category," Braga said. "The jury was inspired by many of the projects, which were strategically sound and beautifully executed. ... We were also encouraged to see new countries represented in the competition," Braga added. "This highlights the importance of design in emerging markets."
The 2015 IIDA Global Excellence Awards winners were Humà design + architecture of Montreal in the Large Corporate Space category for the SSense project in Montreal; nA Nakayama Architects co. Ltd. of Sapporo, Japan, in the Small Corporate Space category for the HIGO project in Sapporo; A2arquitectos of Madrid, Spain, in the Education category for the Kaleidoscope Kindergarten project in Porto Cristo, Spain; Cox Rayner Architects in association with Hames Sharley of Brisbane, Australia, in the Education category for the University of Queensland Oral Health Centre project in Herston, Australia; One Plus Partnership (Hong Kong) Limited of Hong Kong in the Entertainment category for the Exploded project in Wuhan, China; and Gensler of Los Angeles in the Entertainment category for the Hyundai Card Music Library + Understage project in Seoul, South Korea.
Also, Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop of Tokyo in the Healthcare category for the Sayanomoto Clinic project in Saga, Japan; PAL Design Consultants Ltd. of Hong Kong in the Hospitality category for the Mandarin Palace Culture Club project in Nanjing, China; WenGe Hotel Space Design Consultants Co. Ltd. of Shenzhen, China, in the Hotels category for the Pure Hotels & Resorts – Shuanglang project in Dali, China; Design Systems Ltd. of Hong Kong in the Hotels category for the TUVE project in Hong Kong; i29 interior architects of Ouder Amstel, Netherlands, in the Institutional category for the culture 01 project in Amsterdam; and NOMURA Co. Ltd., Tokyo, in the Institutional category for the Osaka International Peace Center project in Osaka, Japan.
And, 2b.group of Kiev, Ukraine, in the Multi-Family Residence category for the 32nd Apartment project in Kiev; Goldesign Studio of Taoyuan City, Taiwan, in the Single-Family Residences category for the Habitat in Taoyuan City project in Taiwan; Design Systems Ltd. of Hong Kong in the Single-Family Residences category for the Silver Room project in Hong Kong; Daisuke Yamamoto / de:sign, Tokyo, in the Retail category for the DiEGO Store project in Tokyo; Landini Associates of Sydney, Australia in the Retail category for the T2 Shoreditch project in London, England; MATSUYA ART WORKS / KTX archiLAB of Himeji, Japan, in the Showrooms/Sales Centers/Exhibition Spaces category for the Origami Ark project in Himeji, Japan; and Chains Interior of Taipei, Taiwan, in the Spas/Fitness Centers category for the Original Dots program in Taipei.