Giannone Petricone lone Canadian winner in IIDA’s 50th annual Interior Design Competition

The Royal Hotel in Picton, Ontario, by Giannone Petricone Associates Inc. Architects, is the only Canadain project among the winners of the International Interior Design Association’s (IIDA) 50th annual Interior Design Competition.

The Royal Hotel in Picton, Ontario, by Giannone Petricone Associates Inc. Architects. Photo by Graydon Harriott

The Royal Hotel in Picton, Ontario, by Giannone Petricone Associates Inc. Architects, is the sole Canadian winner in the International Interior Design Association’s (IIDA) 50th annual Interior Design Competition.

The Interior Design Competition, which marked its golden anniversary, recognizes creativity and innovation within the global interior design industry.

“This year holds incredible milestones for the interior design profession as we revel in IIDA’s 30th anniversary, as we celebrate 50 years of the prestigious Interior Design Competition, and as we look to the future ahead of what the built space continues to become,” said IIDA executive vice president and CEO, Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA. “These winners represent immense global talent that makes the built environment come alive and make beautiful, tangible, and enjoyable places where we thrive.”

Winners were chosen by a jury including RATIO Design Principal and Interiors Studio Leader, Andrea Caputo, IIDA; Arcadis Principal and Creative Director, Robin Elmsie Osler, IIDA, AIA; and Architecture Research Office LC Principal, Kim Yao, FAIA.

“The winners represented here embody the skills like deep creativity delivering wonder and well-being, master application of modern materials, and a thorough sense of clarity to bring those elements together,” said Osler on behalf of the jury. “Design and designers alike are in a renaissance of sorts as places and spaces rapidly transition from familiar to extraordinary experiences.”

The Interior Design Competition winners include the following.


Entertainment (casinos, performing arts centers, sports arenas, theaters)

Project: WUSHANG DREAM MALL INTERNATIONAL CINEMA, Wuhan, China
Firm: One Plus Partnership Limited, Hong Kong, China

Hotels

Project: The Royal Hotel, Toronto, Canada
Firm: Giannone Petricone Associates Inc. Architects, Picton, Ontario, Canada

Institutional (cultural, government/municipal spaces, libraries, religious spaces)

Project: The Embassy of Australia, Washington D.C.
Firm: Bates Smart in association with KCCT, East Melbourne, Australia

Public Spaces and Commercial Lobbies

Project: U.S. Bank Center, Seattle, Washington
Firm: SkB Architects, Seattle, Washington

Residences Large (125 square meters and above)

Project: House Zero, Austin, Texas
Firm: Lake|Flato Architects, San Antonio, Texas

Project: Lackawanna, East Hampton, N.Y.
Firm: Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects, Bridgehampton, N.Y.