BCI ASIA INTERIOR DESIGN AWARDS 2022: SIZE VS SPACE

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.


EVALUATION CRITERIA

The best designs are selected according to the following equally weighted (25% each) criteria:

  1. AESTHETICS & CREATIVITY
    Appearance, space usage, user friendliness & functional aspects
  2. WELL-BEING & ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS
    Ventilation, sanitation, MEP, comfort, materiality & well-being
  3. TECHNOLOGIES & SOLUTIONS
    The use of technology or smart ideas in overcoming challenges
  4. REALISATION EFFICIENCY
    Practicality & ease of actualisation
ELIGIBILITY
  • Projects are completed between 1 January 2020 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.
NON-ELIGIBILITY
  • 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.
PRIZE
  • 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)
    – Certificates
    – Complimentary subscription to Construction+ app
  • Each merit project will receive:
    – Certificates
    – 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

MATERIALS FOR SUBMISSION

COMPULSORY

  1. PANELS
  • 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.
  1. FORMS
  • Form I. Consent from Owner/Developer
  • Form II: Copyright License
  • Form III: Declaration
  • Form IV: Project Team + Details

OPTIONAL

  1. VIDEO
  • Video is the format of MP4, MOV or AVI with a compressed size of 10 MB
SUBMISSION STEPS
  1. Register via BCI Asia IDA 2022 online registration form.
  2. Submit the materials via:
    a. Email to idawards@bciasia.com as a ZIP attachment; or
    b. WeTransfer link sent to idawards@bciasia.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

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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.

KEY DATES

  • 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.

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ENQUIRY
For any queries, please contact us at idawards@bciasia.com

ABOUT US
Competition Registrar: BCI Asia Interior Design Awards 2022
300 Beach Road
The Concourse
Singapore 199555
Email: idawards@bciasia.com

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.