The definition of interior space has changed since the health crisis deepened its reach into our daily lives. How we look at interior space will never be the same again, not just in terms of function, but also cleanliness and hygiene. The lockdowns and restrictions have forced us to re-evaluate our relationship with the spaces inside our homes, offices, shops, schools and other facilities. It has called into question how much space one could occupy; how much space is enough and how much space can we live with? It has become increasingly less about the core functionality of one space, but rather the fluidity of functionalities a space can have.
As such, BCI Asia Interior Design Awards (IDA) 2022 would like to call for ID projects based on how well a specific interior space is designed by size.
IDA 2022 asks ID professionals to submit their ID projects by the following three categories:
- SMALL (S): maximum 300 square metres
- MEDIUM (M): between 301 and 1,000 square metres
- LARGE (L): above 1,001 square metres
Typical examples may include (but not limited to):
S = SOHO, apartments, hybrid shops/stalls; M = F&B, co-working space; L = hotels, malls
Please note that this cycle emphasises designing for size of space rather than project type.
The best designs are selected according to the following equally weighted (25% each) criteria:
- AESTHETICS & CREATIVITY
Appearance, space usage, user friendliness & functional aspects
- WELL-BEING & ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS
Ventilation, sanitation, MEP, comfort, materiality & well-being
- TECHNOLOGIES & SOLUTIONS
The use of technology or smart ideas in overcoming challenges
- REALISATION EFFICIENCY
Practicality & ease of actualisation
Horace Pan is one of the most renowned Hong Kong interior designers. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Interior Design and Master of Arts degree in design from School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. In 2003, he established his own interior and branding design practice PANORAMA. Pan’s works have received over 50 international awards including US’s IDA Design Awards, iF Design Awards China, China’s Most Successful Design Awards, and many more. He has also been featured in numerous international design magazines and journals. Pan received Hong Kong Ten Outstanding Designers Award and China Entrepreneur Award in & 2010 respectively. He was the only Chinese among the 10 invited international designers in the 2011 Taiwan International Interior Design Exhibition.
Francis Surjaseputra is the founder and director of The Design Hub (PT Axon Sembilanpuluh), He was also Chairman of HDII (The Indonesian Society of Interior Designer); Chairman of APSDA (Asia Pacific Space Designers Alliance); and is Honorary Member of CIDI (Consejo Iberoamericano de Disenadores de Interiores). He went to Bath College of Higher Education in Art and Design, the UK; and Parsons School of Art and Design, Paris. He has received Indonesian Good Design Awards 2021 and 2012, HDII Awards 2008, APSDA Awards 2013 and 2010 and Unesco/World Craft Council Award 2014. He has also participated in Chiang Mai Design Week as a curator; Salone Del Mobile in Milan; KISD International Spatial Design Exhibition in Korea and many more.
After completing his study at Silpakorn University majoring in Decorative Arts in Thailand, Thanawat Sukhaggananda became Director and General Secretary of Thailand Interior Designer’s Association (TIDA). He is also an executive of Interior Vision Co. Ltd. Thanawat has been involved in many prestigious projects, mostly in Thailand, including The Palazzo, Bangkok Boulevard, Denim Jatujak, The Esse at Singha complex and more.
- Projects are completed between 1 January to 31 December 2021.
- The project is a completed one for a space that still exists and is functional (has not been closed down).
- Projects are located in China & Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand or Vietnam.
- Projects are submitted under one of the three categories: S, M, L.
- Entries are submitted by a company or an individual involved in the creation or production of the project, including designers, architecture firms and developers.
- There is no limit to the number of eligible unique projects that each firm can submit. However, each project may only be submitted once.
- None of the competition organisers, their employees and/or family members, are allowed to enter the competition. The assessment committee and jury members, their respective professional practices, employees and/or family members, are also forbidden to enter the competition.
- Winning entrants are prohibited from disclosing their identities, names, countries of residence and/or practice before the competition results are made public by the competition organiser. Failure to comply with any of the above may lead to immediate disqualification.
- BCI employees and/or family members are not allowed to enter the competition. Jury members, their respective professional practices, employees and/or family members, are also forbidden to enter the competition.
- In each category, one winning project and two merits will be selected
- Each winning project from the three categories will receive:
– Cash prize of SGD 6,000*
– One trophy (only 1 trophy will be awarded for each ID team)
– Complimentary subscription to Construction+ app
- Each merit project will receive:
– Complimentary subscription to Construction+ app
- Winning projects and ID teams will appear in BCI Asia’s highly reputable title Construction+ as well as websites and social media channels. Construction+ is a well-read magazine that reaches out to all industry professionals in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand and Singapore.
- Awards given will be presented to registrants and are to be shared at the discretion of the stakeholders involved.
- The jury shall have full freedom to decide on the awards and citations. The jury decision shall be final and binding on all entrants.
- The competition registrar reserves the right to not award any prize where the jurors agree that submissions are of insufficient quality.
- Provided that physical events are allowed to take place, winners will be recognised at BCI Asia Awards (BCIAA)—a gala event that attracts key architecture, building and construction industry players in all seven BCI Asia countries.
* Competition Organiser reserves the right to change the prizes
- Entries are to be submitted by following the specified template (5 pages of panel per entry).
- Maximum file size of all 5 pages of panel to be submitted is 12MB; in A2 size, PDF format.
- Images should consist only of drawings, rendered images, photographs and thumbnails.
- Scales that are necessary to comprehend certain drawings (plans, sections, etc.) must be shown as graphic scales next to the drawing.
- The contents of the panels should be sufficient to impart a clear understanding of the proposal; explore and present according to the stated evaluation criteria.
- Any names, countries of residence and/or practice MUST NOT be displayed anywhere on the panels.
- Form I. Consent from Owner/Developer
- Form II: Copyright License
- Form III: Declaration
- Form IV: Project Team + Details
- Video is the format of MP4, MOV or AVI with a compressed size of 10 MB
- Register via BCI Asia IDA 2022 online registration form.
- Submit the materials via:
a. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org as a ZIP attachment; or
b. WeTransfer link sent to email@example.com; or
Please note that you need to complete both steps in order for your entry to be considered legitimate. Failure to do so will lead to disqualification.
Indicate in your email subject the category and the project name; for example: SMALL_Rebar House
1. Do I have to pay to participate in the competition?
No fee is required.
2. Can I submit in person?
Entrants are encouraged to tender all submissions in electronic format online (see Submission Steps), but hard copy submissions sent to local offices may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.
3. If the design of the project is a completed one but for a space that no longer exists or has already been closed down, is it still eligible?
It is no longer eligible for the competition.
4. Can I submit additional materials?
Under no circumstances will the jury consider additional panels, materials or individual images that do not fit into the submission template.
5. Will I be notified about the outcome of the submission?
Only winners and merit recipients (i.e., runners-up) will be notified individually via email towards the end of April 2022.
6. How do I submit multiple entries?
Each UNIQUE project should be presented using the full set of templates. For example, for 3 different projects, entrants should submit 3 sets of [Panels + Declaration forms] (one set for each project).
7. I am not allowed to display any names, countries of residence and/or practice on the panels, but should I still indicate my email address and project location?
Yes, the absence of any names, countries of residence and/or practice on the panels is to ensure anonymity among the jurors. But you still need to display the email and project location on the panel at the top right corner for the competition’s administrators.
- 22 November 2021: Registration & submission start
- 25 February 2022: Registration & submission end
- End of April 2022: Results & individual notification
- May & June 2022: Awards*
- September & December 2022: Publication in Construction+
*Awards ceremony dates are to be confirmed.REGISTER NOW DOWNLOAD THE TEMPLATES HERE
For any queries, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Competition Registrar: BCI Asia Interior Design Awards 2022
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BCI Asia Interior Design Awards was launched in 2016 by the BCI Group of Companies to recognise great interior architectural designs that stand out aesthetically, functionally and ergonomically. The competition is a chance to generate awareness towards responsible designs (human, economic, environmental, ethical) and the importance of good design in our society.
The Competition Registrar is BCI Asia Construction Information Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of the BCI Group of Companies. BCI Asia commenced operation in 1998. Together with BCI Australia and BCI New Zealand, BCI Media Group covers the world’s most dynamic construction market. BCI currently has offices in 10 countries including Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Myanmar, Indonesia, Philippines, Hong Kong and Vietnam. BCI Asia provides crucial construction information, project leads and a powerful online CRM solution to building product suppliers, contractors and related organisations within the Southeast Asian construction industry. Our dedicated team reports and researches construction projects across Southeast Asia and Hong Kong—within the public and private sectors—from concept design and planning stages to documentation, tender, the awarding of contracts and commencement of construction. Besides providing project leads, BCI Asia also creates marketing opportunities and quality content throughout publications and events. In a nutshell, we lead members towards sales opportunities across Asia and drive construction market transparency.