28 February 2018
The INDE.Awards entries are now in the hands of our esteemed jury. And what a diverse range of entries we’ve received!
With the exception of the Launch Pad competition for emerging designers (entries close 12 March), and the people’s choice voting for The Luminary and The Prodigy categories (open 1 March to 6 April, vote now!), the judges are now scrutinising, analysing and weighing up the strengths of entries to the INDE.Awards 2018.
They are now casting their votes in the following 11 categories: The Building, The Multi-Residential Building, The Living Space, The Work Space, The Social Space, The Shopping Space, The Learning Space, The Wellness Space, The Design Studio, The Influencer and The Object.
We received over 400 entries from 12 countries around APAC – from Singapore to each end of Australia, from China to Sri Lanka, from Malaysia to New Zealand, and many points in between. Incredible work has been entered, showing just how strong and unique A&D in the Asia Pacific region really is.
There was a marked increase in entry numbers from countries in Asia this year – particularly Indonesia, much to our delight, it being not only a distinctive creative hotbed but also a close neighbour to both Australia and Singapore. Entries from Singapore also increased substantially.
And now it’s in the hands of our incredible panel of judges:
Abbie Galvin (BVN, Australia), Aric Chen (M+, Hong Kong), Chan Ee Mun (WOHA, Singapore), Eleena Jamil (Eleena Jamil Architect, Malaysia), James Calder (Calder Consultants, Australia), Jan Utzon (Utzon Architects, Denmark), Joshua Comaroff (Lekker Architects, Singapore), Luke Pearson and Tom Lloyd (PearsonLloyd, UK), Luke Yeung (Architectkidd, Thailand), Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu (Neri & Hu, China), Paul McGillick (McGillick Consulting, Australia), Raj Nandan (Indesign Media, Australia/Singapore), Shashi Caan (SC Collective, USA/UK), Stephen Burks (Stephen Burks Man Mad, USA) and William Smart (Smart Design Studio, Australia).
As INDE.Awards 2017 jury member Sue Carr (Founder of Carr Design Group) said of the awards last year, “It’s showing we’re coming of age as a region… We’re starting to demonstrate what we do and how we do it. We’re forging our own way.”
How will 2018’s winners demonstrate the development of that narrative?
We can’t wait to reveal the 2018 shortlist in May, and the winners in June. Stay tuned for details of the awards gala!
Photo of 2017 jury member Sue Carr at last year’s gala by Tim Da Rin.