Winners of the 2015 Global Excellence Awards Announced

IIDA.Global Excellence Awards Corporate Space Large category winner - Ssense by Humà design + architecture, Montreal
Corporate Space Large category winner – Ssense by Humà design + architecture, Montreal

The International Interior Design Association (IIDA), in collaboration with Designworks, a BMW Group Company, is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 IIDA Global Excellence Awards. This annual worldwide design competition honors and celebrates outstanding originality and excellence in the creation of international interior design and interior architecture projects.

“One of the most rewarding aspects of the Global Excellence Awards is seeing the variety of approaches to a design concept,” said IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA, LEED AP. “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.”

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).

“I was impressed by the quality of entries in every category,” said Braga on behalf of the judges. “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. This highlights the importance of design in emerging markets.”

The 2015 Global Excellence Awards winners are as follows:

Project: Ssense, Montreal, Canada
Firm: Humà design + architecture, Montreal, Canada

Project HIGO, Sapporo, Japan
Firm: nA Nakayama Architects co., Ltd., Sapporo, Japan

Project: Kaleidoscope Kindergarten, Porto Cristo, Spain
Firm: A2arquitectos, Madrid, Spain

Project: The University of Queensland Oral Health Centre, Herston, Australia
Firm: Cox Rayner Architects in association with Hames Sharley, Brisbane, Australia

Project: Exploded, Wuhan, China
Firm: One Plus Partnership (Hong Kong) Limited, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Project: Hyundai Card Music Library + Understage, Seoul, Korea
Firm: Gensler, Los Angeles, California, USA

Project: Sayanomoto Clinic, Saga, Japan
Firm: Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop, Tokyo, Japan

Project: Mandarin Palace Culture Club, Nanjing, China
Firm: PAL Design Consultants Ltd., Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Project: Pure Hotels & Resorts – Shuanglang, Dali, China
Firm: WenGe Hotel Space Design Consultants Co., Ltd., Shenzhen, China

Project: TUVE, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Firm: Design Systems Ltd, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Project: culture 01, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Firm: i29 interior architects, Ouder Amstel, Netherlands

Project: Osaka International Peace Center, Osaka, Japan
Firm: NOMURA Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan

Project: 32nd Apartment, Kiev, Ukraine
Firm:, Kiev, Ukraine

Project: Habitat, Taoyuan City, Taiwan
Firm: Goldesign Studio, Taoyuan City, Taiwan

Project: Silver Room, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Firm: Design Systems Ltd, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Project: DiEGO Store, Tokyo, Japan
Firm: Daisuke Yamamoto / de:sign, Tokyo, Japan

Project: T2 Shoreditch, London, Great Britain
Firm: Landini Associates, Sydney, Australia

Project: Origami Ark, Himeji, Japan
Firm: MATSUYA ART WORKS / KTX archiLAB, Himeji, Japan

Project: Original Dots, Taipei, Taiwan
Firm: Chains Interior, Taipei, Taiwan

All winning projects are available to view on the IIDA website. Winners will be celebrated on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016 at an awards ceremony at Maison&Objet Paris where the Best of Competition winner will be announced and receive a special presentation award.

About International Interior Design Association
IIDA is the Commercial Interior Design Association with global reach. We support design professionals, industry affiliates, educators, students, firms, and their clients through our network of 15,000+ members across 58 countries. IIDA advocates for advancements in education, design excellence, legislation, leadership, accreditation, and community outreach to increase the value and understanding of interior design as a profession that enhances business value and positively impacts the health and well-being of people’s lives every day.