nA Nakayama Architects co., Ltd., Named Global Excellence Awards Best of Competition Winner

Global Excellence Awards Best of Competition - HIGO by nA Nakayama Architects, Sapporo, Japan

Global Excellence Awards Best of Competition - 2The International Interior Design Association (IIDA), in collaboration with Designworks, a BMW Group Company, is pleased to announce nA Nakayama Architects co., Ltd., as the 6th Annual Global Excellence Awards Best of Competition winner for its project, HIGO in Sapporo, Japan. HIGO also was a Corporate Space Small category winner. nA Nakayama Architects co., Ltd., was celebrated on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016 at an awards ceremony at Maison&Objet Paris alongside 18 additional winning projects in 14 different categories.

“The Global Excellence Awards celebrates and honors the achievements of international interior design and interior architecture. nA Nakayama Architects co., Ltd., designed HIGO as a workspace that is both modern and inviting, intimate while still expansive, using organic elements and an emphasis on connecting with the world outside of the office. Among a field of stand-out international design projects, we are honored to recognize them as Best in Competition,” said IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA, LEED AP.”

Projects for the Global Excellence Awards were reviewed by Julio Braga, FIIDA, LEED AP (Design Director/Principal, IA Interior Architects, New York Office), Federico Delrosso, IIDA (Owner, Federico Delrosso Architects), Johannes Lampela (Creative Director, Designworks, a BMW Group Company), Emanuela Frattini Magnusson, AIA, LEED AP (Global Head of Design, Bloomberg LP), and Patricia Rotondo, IIDA (Design Principal, Chipman Design Architecture).

According to the judges, “The balance of light and dark, interior and exterior combined with the simplicity and richness of the space creates a sense of warmth for users and set HIGO apart from the competition.”

All winners are available to view on the IIDA website. For more information, contact Liz Moran, Competitions Manager, at

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