IIDA Names 2017 Best of Asia Pacific Design Awards Winners

Molecure Pharmacy in Taichung, Taiwan, designed by Waterfrom Design, received Best of Competition recognition. Photography courtesy IIDA

The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) has named the winners of the fifth annual Best of Asia Pacific Design Awards competition, which honors significant architecture and interior design projects throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Fifteen winners were identified in 11 categories. Molecure Pharmacy in Taichung, Taiwan, designed by Waterfrom Design, received Best of Competition recognition.

“The winners of this year’s IIDA Best of Asia Pacific Design Awards showed the depth of design talent in this region,” said IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA. “The winners created locally relevant spaces with fresh, inspiring designs that are elevating the built environment.”

The jurors were Johnny Chiu, founder of J.C. Architecture; Susan Orlandi, IIDA, associate director and interiors practice leader at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; and Joey Shimoda, FIIDA, FAIA, chief creative officer at Shimoda Design Group. Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong is a co-presenting sponsor of this awards program.

See the winners as they appear in the December issue of Contract.

The 2017 winners are:

BEST OF COMPETITION
Project: Molecure Pharmacy
Where: Taichung, Taiwan
Firm: Waterfrom Design

CORPORATE SPACE LARGE
Project: Shenzhen iCarbonX Office
Where: Shenzhen, China
Firm: Shenzhen Bohe Construction

EDUCATION
Project: Hyundai Capital Convention Hall
Where: Seoul, South Korea
Firm: Gensler

Project: PlayPlus
Where: Shenzhen, China
Firm: Panorama

ENTERTAINMENT
Project: Hubei Qianjiang Golden Bridge Mall Cinema
Where: Qianjiang, China
Firm: One Plus Partnership Limited

HEALTHCARE
Project: Bendigo Hospital
Where: Bendigo, Australia
Firm: Silver Thomas Hanley in collaboration with Bates Smart

HOTELS
Project: Hotel Mono
Where: Singapore, Singapore
Firm: Spacedge Designs

PUBLIC SPACES & COMMERCIAL LOBBIES
Project: iCarbonX Lecture Hall
Where: Shenzhen, China
Firm: Shenzhen Bohe Construction

RESTAURANTS
Project: RL
Where: Taoyuan, Taiwan
Firm: Union Atelier

Project: Pinju, Diaoyutai Hangzhou Hotel
Where: Hangzhou, China
Firm: CCD/Cheng Chung Design Hong Kong & Shenzhen Asiantime International Construction

RETAIL
Project: The Cutting-Edge Pharmacy
Where: Himeji, Japan
Firm: Matsuya Art Works / KTX archiLAB

Project: Molecure Pharmacy (Best of Competition)
Where: Taichung, Taiwan
Firm: Waterfrom Design

SALES CENTERS & SHOW FLATS
Project: Vanke DayPark Sales Office & Culture Exhibition Center
Where: Shenzhen, China
Firm: Yu Studio

Project: Kunming Royal Villa Academy
Where: Kunming, China
Firm: Shenzhen Bohe Construction

SHOWROOMS & EXHIBITION SPACES
Project: The VAULT at Dong Sheng Hui
Where: Beijing, China
Firm: Shanghai Godolphin

SPAS/FITNESS
Project: Motiva Gym,
Where:Nanjing, China
Firm: Fanaf