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BCI Asia reopens the Interior Design Awards (IDA) competition

Singapore, 22 November 2021 – BCI Asia has reopened its annual competition for interior design professionals: BCI Asia Interior Design Awards (IDA).

The registration is open from today, 22 November 2021, until 25 February 2022.

In this cycle, IDA will honour the best effort and practices that are responsive to the changes brought about by the pandemic so the theme is less about the core functionality of one space, but rather the fluidity of functionalities a space can have. Titled SIZE vs SPACE, professionals are invited to submit their projects according to the gross floor area rather than the typology.

Interior design projects are to be submitted under three categories: Small (maximum 300 square metres), Medium (301-1,000 square metres) and Large (above 1,001 square metres). There will be cash prizes for the winner from each category.

The best designs will be selected according to the following equally weighted (20 per cent each) criteria: aesthetic and creativity; well-being and environmental considerations, technologies and solutions, and realisation efficiency.

For more detailed information, visit the competition page.

For reference, interested participants could have a look at the Winning Projects of the 2020 competition. From Singapore, these include Durasport Retail Store by Ministry of Design Pte Ltd, Living Lab by DP Architects, Gallery House at 5 Cardiff Grove by CIAP Architects Pte Ltd & MJKY Architects, and Pangdemonium by Asolidplan.

Durasport Retail Store

Located in Jewel Changi Airport, the store’s façade is designed to appear dynamic. There are four designated experiential zones—for cyclists, skiers, climbers and triathletes—to allow customers to test products …read more

Living Lab

The new office brings together its two architectural studios to reflect the company’s vision, that is to provide a design and consultancy service under the same roof. The concept aims to maintain flexible use of space that encompasses a multitude of specialisations …read more.

Gallery House at 5 Cardiff Grove

Gallery House at 5 Cardiff Grove was designed with a human-centric approach and design attributes that are aligned with the national sustainability agendas—from passive cooling and water management to buildability and wellness …read more.

Pangdemonium Theatre

Pangdemonium Theatre is an office and rehearsal space for actors working at the theatre company. The design concept was to create a space that makes staff members and actors feel like they are at home so that they can strengthen their bonds both on-stage and off-stage …read more.

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