INDE.Awards Launches Its 2019 Program

Entries open 29 November for the INDE.Awards. Join us as the 2019 awards take off with an action-packed program.

  • 'krakani-lumi' by Taylor Hinds, winner of The Building and Best of the Best in the 2018 INDE.Awards. Photo by Adam Gibson



BY Alice Blackwood

22 November, 2018


Celebrating the most progressive architecture and design in the Indo-Pacific region, the INDE.Awards 2019 is gearing up for its most exciting program yet. Entries open Thursday 29 November 2018, calling on architects and designers to make their mark on the Indo-Pacific region and establish their voice among the world’s leading design names.

Now in its third year, the INDE.Awards celebrates the diversity and dynamism of the Indo-Pacific, bringing together creatives from all fields and corners of the region to shine a spotlight on the most progressive buildings, spaces, objects and people.

In 2018, INDE.Awards welcomed over 400 entries from more than 14 countries across the Indo-Pacific region. Of those entries, 15 Winners and 12 Honourable Mentions were arrived at by an internationally renowned panel of judges.

“The INDE.Awards is the Indo-Pacific’s single and most significant design awards program, symbolising the coming together of what is a large and diverse regional design community,” says Indesign Media Asia Pacific’s CEO, Raj Nandan.

“We’re incredibly proud to see the INDE.Awards take on a life of its own, as both a platform and a program that recognises the dynamic pursuits of creatives right across the region. It champions the people who are doing amazing work, and opens that design conversation to a wider global audience,” he says.

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“The INDE.Awards is the Indo-Pacific’s single and most significant design awards program, symbolising the coming together of what is a large and diverse regional design community.”
– Raj Nandan
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Discover this year’s categories

With categories celebrating architecture, interior design and object design in all its forms, the INDE.Awards has brought recognition and growth to the firms who have entered and won.

Mat Hinds of Taylor and Hinds, whose practice won The Building and Best of the Best award in 2018 for its ‘krakani-lumi’ project in Tasmania, says: “As a small practice, coming from a small island on the southern tip of the region, it just goes to show that the INDE.Awards does facilitate recognition for work that is on the margins, regionally.

He says Taylor and Hinds was overwhelmed by the double win. “It allowed us to focus the meaning of the project in a broader regional context. We saw it had potency for an entire region of the world, beyond the community of people who were our client. It was a huge privilege and meant our small studio and practice was given more meaning, we could see that all the hard work was significant and it meant something.”

View the 2019 categories and category criteria.

Meet the 2019 Judges

(L-R) Stephen Burks, Stephen Burks Man Made (USA); Shashi Caan, SC Collective (USA/UK); James Calder, Calder Associates (AUS); Sue Carr, Carr (AUS), Judy Cheung, cheungvogl (HONG KONG).

(L-R) Stephen Burks, Stephen Burks Man Made (USA); Shashi Caan, SC Collective (USA/UK); James Calder, Calder Associates (AUS); Sue Carr, Carr (AUS), Judy Cheung, cheungvogl (HONG KONG).

(L-R) Josh Comaroff, Lekker Architects (Singapore); Eleena Jamil, Eleena Jamil Architect (Malaysia); Leone Lorrimer, Lorrimer Consulting (AUS); Paul McGillick, McGillick Consulting (AUS); Chan Ee Mun, WOHA (Singapore).

(L-R) Josh Comaroff, Lekker Architects (Singapore); Eleena Jamil, Eleena Jamil Architect (Malaysia); Leone Lorrimer, Lorrimer Consulting (AUS); Paul McGillick, McGillick Consulting (AUS); Chan Ee Mun, WOHA (Singapore).

(L-R) Raj Nandan, Indesign Media Asia Pacific (AUS/Singapore); Luke Pearson and Tom Lloyd, PearsonLloyd (UK); Jan Utzon, Utzon Architects (Denmark); Joyce Wang, Joyce Wang Studio (Hong Kong/UK); Luke Yeung, ArchitectKidd (Thailand).

(L-R) Raj Nandan, Indesign Media Asia Pacific (AUS/Singapore); Luke Pearson and Tom Lloyd, PearsonLloyd (UK); Jan Utzon, Utzon Architects (Denmark); Joyce Wang, Joyce Wang Studio (Hong Kong/UK); Luke Yeung, Architectkidd (Thailand).

The INDEs Judging Alumni represent some of the most accomplished individuals within the global design industry. Each year a select group of industry experts, thought leaders and designers are invited to form the INDE.Awards judging panel. In 2019 the INDE.Awards is excited to welcome.

View the 2019 judging panel here.

Got a question about the INDE.Awards 2019? Contact us here.


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