The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) has announced the winners of the 43rd Interior Design Competition and 24th Will Ching Design Competition, which honour outstanding, innovative, and original design. The Interior Design Competition is open to interior design/architecture projects completed by firms of any size, and the Will Ching Design Competition celebrates commercial interior design projects from firms of five employees or fewer.
“The Interior Design Competition, as well as the Will Ching Design Competition, honours the highest level of design achievement from firms whose innovation and creative execution pushes the boundaries of what interior environments can achieve. We are so pleased to once again recognize projects that positively impact the lives of those who use the spaces and inspire the design community-at-large,” said IIDA executive vice president and CEO Cheryl S. Durst.
Jurors for both competitions included Mari Balestrazzi (vice president, Design Services, Hyatt Hotels Corporation); Anne Cunningham (principal, NBBJ Architects); and Scott Hierlinger (Design Director, Nelson).
“This year, the Interior Design Competition and Will Ching Design Competition both attracted a number of sophisticated interior design projects from firms around the world,” said Hierlinger on behalf of the judges. “The winners of this year’s competitions illustrated creative, thoughtful solutions and elevated aesthetics – representing the best in international interior design.”
The 2016 Interior Design Competition winners are:
Project: Capital One Pavilion, New York City, USA Firm: Gensler, New York City, USA
Project: Chongqing Westin Hotel, Chongqing, China Firm: CCD / Cheng Chung Design (HK) LTD, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Project: EAST Restaurant, Kiev, Ukraine Firm: YOD studio of commercial design, Kiev, Ukraine
Project: Hanergy Renewable Energy Exhibition Center, Beijing, China Firm: TRIAD China Ltd. Shanghai, China
Project: LAGO by Julian Serrano at Bellagio Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, NV, USA Firm: Studio Munge, Toronto, Canada
Project: Newell Rubbermaid Design Center, Kalamazoo, MI, USA Firm: Perkins+Will, Chicago, USA The 2016 winner of the Will Ching Design Competition is:
Project: Pax & Parker, Fort Worth, TX, USA Firm: Bart Shaw Architect, Fort Worth, TX, USA
Winners of both the 43rd Interior Design Competition and the 24th Will Ching Design Competition will be honoured during the IIDA black-tie gala celebration, COOL, on June 12, 2016, at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago. The Best of Competition winner also will be announced at COOL. Images of the winning projects from the Interior Design Competition and the Will Ching Design Competition can be viewed on the IIDA website and will be published in Interior Design magazine, the publishing partner for both competitions.