The Graduate category at the INDE.Awards recognises the outstanding talent of a fifth-year architecture student at the end of study. The future of design is certainly secured with the incredible shortlist in 2023.
26 June, 2023
The Graduate at the 2023 INDE.Awards is a special category that is a platform for emerging architectural talent within Asia-Pacific. It is the opportunity for young architects to contribute their work to be showcased, not only at home but on the regional and global stages.
This year the competition was fierce with submissions from multiple schools across the Indo-Pacific and, at the heart of the many and varied entries, was a propensity for deep thinking as these graduates look to the future. There are ideas of re-interpretation, different perspectives and of course sustainability narratives included that make this shortlist exceptionally diverse and thought provoking.
As supporter of The Graduate, COLORBOND® is also looking to the future by supporting rising talent and contributing to the next generation of architects.
COLORBOND® is also deeply committed to sustainable initiatives in its business and in what it does to support the environment. From the beginning of a career for the young graduates, to the established business of COLORBOND®, both have the same objectives to design and make a better world.
With the vast array of entries, it is clear that the rising stars of architecture want change in all its manifestations. Social, urban, city and ecological themes are in abundance as are new directions for development and renewal, with fresh proposals that investigate old premises and futuristic plans that extrapolate the fundamentals of architecture abound.
The Graduate shortlisted 12 entries are,
Calum York, Hannah Clifton and Raphael Newell, University of Technology, Australia
Chan Shu Man, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Danchun Yao, University of Tasmania, Australia
Francis (Frank) Burne Thompson, University of Melbourne, Australia
Irene Mu, University of Auckland, New Zealand/Aotearoa
Joshua Robinson, Monash University, Australia
Jun Hyung (Kevin) Hwang, University of Sydney, Australia
Matthew Blake Watson, Deakin University, Australia
Nicholas Lim, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
Rohan Gemin Buddhipala, University of Sydney, Australia
Sam Hodgens, University of Tasmania, Australia
Yang Funing, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
Whether the graduate studies in New Zealand/Aotearoa, Australia, Singapore or Hong Kong they all have in common an enquiring mind and a fearless attitude to make change.
Congratulations to the shortlisted students in the 2023 INDE.Awards, The Graduate category. We applaud your talent and will enjoy watching you climb the mountain to success.
Winners of the 2023 INDE.Awards will be announced on 10 August 2023 at the INDE.Awards Gala in Sydney and broadcast online around the globe.
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