CHICAGO, IL – The International Interior Design Association (IIDA), in collaboration with BMW Group DesignworksUSA, is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 IIDA Global Excellence Awards. This annual worldwide design competition honors and celebrates outstanding originality and excellence in the creation of international Interior Design/Interior Architecture projects. Projects were submitted from 39 countries with 16 winners in 10 categories.

“The international nature of the competition is exceptionally inspiring as we think about the growing impact Interior Design has made on the community at large. One of the most rewarding aspects of the Global Excellence Awards is seeing the variety of approaches to a design concept,” said IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA, LEED AP.

Projects for the competition were reviewed by Mari Balestrazzi (Founder and Principal, MARCO). Giorgio Borruso (Owner, Giorgio Borruso Design), Johannes Lampela (Creative Director, BMW Group DesignworksUSA), and William Paley (Associate, Tony Chi & Associates).

“This year’s submissions are testimony to the value and impact of good design, with high quality projects of various scale and budget from remote locations to major metropolises alike,” said Lampela.

The judges for this year’s Global Excellence Awards all agreed. “This year we saw a large participation from varied geographical areas, which made the process of evaluating design across the multitude of projects - all so different, in terms of scope of work, budget, and achievement of goals - particularly engaging,” they said.

The 2014 Global Excellence Awards winners are as follows:


Project: T2 Headquarters, Melbourne, Australia

Firm: Landini Associates, Sydney, Australia


Project: Pillar Grove, Nisshin, Japan

Firm: Mamiya Shinichi Design Studio, Nisshin, Japan


Project: New School, Kiev, Ukraine

Firm: Dreamdesign, Kiev, Ukraine

Project: Toshin Satellite Preparatory School, Kobe, Japan

Firm: Matsuya Art Works, Himeji, Japan


Project: UA Cine Times Cinema, Times Square, Hong Kong

Firm: One Plus Partnership LTD, Hong Kong

Project: Hankou City Plaza International Cinema, Wuhan, China

Firm: One Plus Partnership LTD, Hong Kong


Project: King Abdullah Specialist Children Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Firm: Perkins + Will, Atlanta, GA, USA


Project: Jones the Grocer, Sydney, Australia

Firm: Landini Associates, Sydney, Australia


Project: Savannah Bandas at the Volcanoes Safaris Kyambura Gorge Lodge, Kyambura, Uganda

Firm: Regional Associates, Sydney, Australia

Project: Ion Luxury Adventure Hotel, Hengill, Iceland

Firm: MINARC, Santa Monica, CA


Project: 1+1>2, Taichung City, Taiwan

Firm: Puredesign, Taichung City, Taiwan

Project: Barrancas House, Mexico City, Mexico

Firm: Ezequiel Farca Architecture & Design, Mexico City, Mexico


Project: UGOLЁK Restaurant and Level2, Moscow, Russia

Firm: NB-Studio, Moscow, Russia

Project: Itoman Gyomin Shokudo, Itoman-shi, Japan

Firm: Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop, Tokyo, Japan


Project: T2B, Sydney, Australia

Firm: Landini Associates, Sydney, Australia

Project: The Galleria Luxury Hall West, Seoul, South Korea

Firm: Burdifilek, Toronto, Canada

All winning projects are now available to view on the IIDA website. Winners will be celebrated on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 at an awards ceremony at Maison & Objet in Paris where the Best of Competition winner will be announced and receive a special presentation award.

About International Interior Design Assn.:

IIDA is the Commercial Interior Design Association with a global reach. We support design professionals, industry affiliates, educators, students, firms, and their clients through our network of 13,000+ Members across 50 countries. IIDA advocates for advancements in education, design excellence, legislation, leadership, accreditation, and community outreach to increase the value and understanding of Interior Design as a profession that enhances business value and positively impacts the health and well-being of people’s lives every day.

Source: IIDA























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