An incredibly diverse range of buildings, spaces, objects and people were submitted for the 2021 INDE.Awards.

We are pleased to announce the 2021 INDE.Awards Shortlist.

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The 2021 INDE.Awards is a program unlike any other, traversing the Indo-Pacific to uncover the people, projects and products who put our region on a global stage. This year, join us as we unveil our winners with a live broadcast from Sydney, Australia.

Thursday August 5, 2021
Gala begins 19:30 AEST

2021 INDE.Awards Shortlist

An incredibly diverse range of buildings, spaces, objects and people were submitted for the 2021 INDE.Awards. Each shortlisted entry reflects the bold, visionary and innovative nature of architecture and design in the Indo-Pacific.

The work of our esteemed jury in analysing the entries, which numbered over 500, was not easy. They have collectively praised architects’ and designers’ creativity, ingenuity and commitment to quality across practice, process and final outcome.

The 2021 INDE.Awards are proudly brought to you by Platinum Partner Zenith.

View the 2021 Shortlist below.

Since its inception, the INDE.Awards has been about creating a legacy of excellence. It is an initiative that rewards greatness and innovation, where people and projects are recognised for their contribution to our industry and our region. For 2021, the awards program will evolve into a new experience, with a full day conference proceeding an evening of celebrations.

Over 1 day and 4 sessions, the INDE.Summit will bring together the most disruptive minds in our region for a symposium unlike any other. Progressive, cutting edge and region specific, the INDE.Summit goes beyond the awards, driving the knowledge that powers excellence.

The INDE.Summit 2021 will take place Thursday 5 August in Sydney, and be live broadcast for ticket holders beyond.

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You won’t miss a thing regardless of where you are in the region: attend in-person at Hyatt Regency in Sydney, or join the live broadcast online.

Session Details


Akshat Bhatt

Akshat Bhatt

Architecture Discipline

Amanda Stanaway

Amanda Stanaway

Woods Bagot

Dr Jeremy Smith

Dr Jeremy Smith

Irving Smith Architects

Iwan Sunito

Iwan Sunito

Crown Group

James Calder

James Calder


Jan Henderson

Jan Henderson


Ka Wai Yeung

Ka Wai Yeung

Kaunitz Yeung Architecture

Leone Lorrimer

Leone Lorrimer


Michael Mossman

Michael Mossman

University of Sydney School of Architecture Design & Planning

Richard Francis-Jones

Richard Francis-Jones


Rosemary Kirkby

Rosemary Kirkby

Rosemary Kirkby & Associates

Shannon Peach

Shannon Peach


Simone Oliver

Simone Oliver


Stephen Cairns

Stephen Cairns

Future Cities Laboratory (FCL), Urban-Rural Systems

More Speakers To Be Announced


The Indo-Pacific’s most progressive buildings, spaces, objects, proposals and people. We award those who break barriers and do great things.

Honouring the past 18 months of exceptional architecture and design.

The Building.

The grand prize for the region’s most progressive architecture, The Building is awarded to the project that marks a new direction in the future of architecture as well as its capacity to respond to its local place and culture.

The Multi-Residential Building.

High-density living is about much more than efficiency. We honour a multi-residential building that is designed with equal consideration for community, site, sustainability, human experience and market needs.

The Living Space.

Homestead, shophouse or apartment, to live well is to respond to one’s place. We award the region’s most inspiring home, one that dwells thoughtfully and sensitively within its site and place, and responds with intelligence to its local context and culture.

The Work Space

The workplace is social and cultural, as much as it is functional. This award honours a workspace design that meets the demands of work and the needs of people.

The Social Space.

Some of the most impressive spaces are those where people interact and play. We honour a hospitality or F&B space that tells a relevant story, captures the imagination, and brings people together.

The Shopping Space.

Retail takes many guises today, but in physical retail spaces, impact and experience are critical. We award a space with mastery over retail’s shifting ground.

The Learning Space.

A spectrum of formal and informal spaces is emerging in the education context. We honour an environment that promotes connection and learning in the ways it needs to happen today.

The Wellness Space.

The spaces in which we seek health and wellness services are evolving. We honour a place for wellness that gives equal emphasis to procedure and human experience.

The Design Studio.

Whether architect, designer or a modern hybrid, this award esteems the studio that thinks differently, creates voraciously and challenges the norms.

The Influencer.

How does design change our world for the better? The Influencer is a product or project that represents how design impacts the region and the world at large. The Influencer demonstrates how progressive design can improve the world.

The Object.

Not all objects are created equal. We look at how they function, what they signify, and how they respond to the needs of people. Here, we award the region’s most original players in modern industrial design.

The Best Of The Best.

The highest of accolades, the Best Of The Best is awarded to one top-scoring winner on the night. This lucky winner has not only taken out the top prize for their category, but has the highest scoring entry of all winners.

The Prodigy.

Forget following trends; this award honours someone who sparks them. The Prodigy sees no distinction between design disciplines. The next wunderkind.

The Luminary.

Whether casting a long shadow across many disciplines or excelling ahead of the pack in one, The Luminary recognises the ongoing contribution of an industry icon.

The Graduate.

New this year, The Graduate award recognises and celebrates a third year architecture student who shows outstanding promise in their chosen course. Through innovation and creativity the student aspires to make a mark on the profession and break new ground through design. The recipient of this accolade is a future design leader in the making and this award will no doubt become the protagonist for a stellar career. This category is by nomination from course leaders only.

2021 Jury.

In order to showcase the best of the best, we’re relying on the careful curatorial eye of a prestigious judging panel. We select judges who know our region and hold an international perspective. They are all progressive thought leaders from the design and built environment industries.

Powered by their insights, the INDE.Awards will light up the design world with the prowess of Indo-Pacific.

2021 Ambassadors.


We’re proud to partner with the region’s best brands to present an awards program that is expansive in its reach and expert in its review. Together we’re committed to shining the spotlight on exceptional Indo-Pacific architecture and design.

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The INDE.Awards have lit up the design world. Powered by Indesign Media’s broad network, INDE maintains unparalleled reach through multi-platform exposure in the Asia Pacific region, and beyond.

Continuing in 2021, INDE. has become the premier awards program for the region, avoiding the overdone and tired tone one finds with so many other awards.

Partnering with the INDE.Awards guarantees exposure to Indesign’s audience of architects, interior and industrial designers, developers, specifiers, industry professionals, and the design-savvy public.

INDE.Awards means our regional design talent on the global stage.

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