IIDA Names Winners of 2013 Latin America and Caribbean Interiors Competition

The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) has announced the winners of its 2013 Best Interiors of Latin America & the Caribbean Competition. The competition—which expanded to the Caribbean islands this year—launched in 2012 to recognize interior design/architecture projects that reflect creativity, originality, and design excellence in the region.

The jury comprised Jaime Velez, FIIDA, director of interior design at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Chicago; Diego Burdi, creative partner at BURDIFILEK, Toronto; and Conrad Bonet, IIDA, president of Bonet & Associates International LLC, Miami.

"High attention to design and execution was apparent, and the exploration of cultural nuances informed the design in quite a few of the submissions, resulting in very rich and'of the land' spaces," Velez said in a statement.

The winners are:

Corporate Space Large
Best of Category
Project: Nike, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Firm: Athié Wohnrath + David Atlas + Gui Paoliello



Honorable Mention
Project: BTG Pactual Investment Bank, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Firm: RoccoVidal P+W, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Honorable Mention
Project: Fox International Channels Guatemala, Guatemala, Guatemala
Firm: Studio Domus, Guatemala, Guatemala


Corporate Space Small
Best of Category
Project: Casa Rex Offices, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Firm: FGMF Arquitetos, Sao Paulo, Brazil



Honorable Mention
Project: Corporativo Land Rover – Jaguar, Mexico City, Mexico
Firm: Serrano Monjaraz Arquitectos, Mexico City, Mexico

Honorable Mention
Project: Mary Street Jenkins Foundation, Puebla, Mexico
Firm: matthai | arquitectura + arte + diseño, Mexico City, Mexico


Cultural/Institutional/Educational
Best of Category
Project: Elena Garro Cultural Center, Mexico City, Mexico
Firm: Fernanda Canales + arquitectura 911sc, Mexico City, Mexico


Honorable Mention
Project: Jaime Garcia Terrés Personal Library, Mexico City, Mexico
Firm: arquitectura 911sc, Mexico City, Mexico


Hotels
Best of Category
Project: Secrets The Vine Cancun; Cancun, Mexico
Firm: The Rockwell Group, New York City


Honorable Mention
Project: Hotel Hornitos, Antofagasta, Chile
Firm: Gonzalo Mardones, Santiago, Chile

Honorable Mention
Project: Sheraton Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica
Firm: Gensler Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica


Residences
Best of Category
Project: D1 Apartment, Mexico City, Mexico
Firm: Bernardi + Peschard Arquitectura, Mexico City, Mexico

Honorable Mention
Project: MU Apartment, Mexico City, Mexico
Firm: EZEQUIELFARCA, Mexico City, Mexico

Honorable Mention
Project: Casa Raynes, Cartagena, Colombia
Firm: Coco Raynes Associates Inc., Boston


Restaurants
Honorable Mention
Project: Elena Restaurante and Pony Line Bar, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Firm: EDG Interior Architecture + Design, San Rafael, Calif.