30 April 2019
The INDE.Awards Jurors have been impressed by the innovative and awe-inducing entries submitted into the INDE.Awards in 2019. A panel of 15 internationally-recognised Jurors deliberated over hundreds of entries submitted from across the Indo-Pacific region. They collectively praised architects’ and designers’ creativity, ingenuity and commitment to quality across practice, process and final outcome.
Juror Joyce Wang of Joyce Wang Studio (Hong Kong/UK) says this year’s entries confirmed the Indo-Pacific as “definitely the strongest of all design regions and proudly so”. “The entries were overwhelmingly innovative and awe-inducing. I particularly enjoyed judging the residential category – the varied interpretations of a single typology of the ‘single family home’ has been inspiring and insightful. It was refreshing to see how the designs responded to the specificity of place and culture in our increasingly globalised digital age,” says Wang.
In 2019, INDE.Awards recorded a 43 per cent increase on entry registrations (year-on-year, 2017-2019) with more than 430 entries received. Submissions were made from 14 countries across the region. Indesign Media Asia Pacific CEO and Juror, Raj Nandan, applauded the dynamic and progressive nature of entries. “The 2019 Official Shortlist is a great reflection of the bold, visionary and innovative architecture and design, for which our region is known,” he says adding, “We are incredibly excited to celebrate our 2019 Winners alongside our peers, supporters and stakeholders at the INDE.Awards Gala.”