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INDE.Awards Mixer – A Night to Celebrate and Reconnect

Rainy Sydney played host to the INDE.Awards mixer event: an opportunity for the industry to come together and celebrate a 2020 programme unlike any other.



BY Brydie Shephard

22 March, 2021


Last year, we took the INDE.Awards digital: combatting an environment of restrictions with an event that was inherently without them, with a virtual gala offering unprecedented global access to industry’s most anticipated event.

Looking back, the INDE.Awards digital gala was a triumph, an opportunity to bring the wider architecture and design community together in a time where so many of us were forced apart. It was an evening to celebrate and to reflect, to pay homage to the outstanding achievements across the Indo Pacific.

Along with this digital event, we committed to holding a physical get-together, a mixer that would (at the earliest possible opportunity) allow the partners, jury, shortlisters and winners of 2020 to be together in the same space. Last week, this idea came to fruition, with the Australian National Maritime Museum playing host to a cohort of the INDE community.

In what was a rain-soaked Sydney evening, the INDE team welcomed many of our 2020 community into the harbour-front space. Against a backdrop of Darling Harbour, we reflected on the year and programme that was, with addresses from Indesign CEO and Founder Raj Nandan, Editor and INDE.Awards Programme Director Jan Henderson and INDE.Award Ambassador and past winner David Kaunitz (Kaunitz Yeung Architecture).

For many in attendance, the mixer was their first physical event in 12 months, a much-anticipated opportunity to catch up with familiar faces and feel – once more – part of the largest architecture and design communities in the region.

It was also an opportunity to look forward to this year’s programme, with so many fantastic entries already received. In exciting news, we announced an official extension to the 2021 entry period!

Above all, the mixer was a chance for us to recognise everyone who made the 2020 INDE.Awards the success they were. From the jury and ambassadors who donated their time and expertise, to all the entrants who created such an exceptional calibre of projects and the partners who believed in our vision for an immersive digital event.

Thankyou to all who braved the weather and joined us for such a spectacular evening. We appreciate your ongoing support and commitment to such a progressive, innovative and creative industry. We look forward to connecting again with our hybrid INDE.Awards, coming this August.

The INDE.Awards team would like to thank our partners for 2020: AHEC, Alspec, Bosch, Gaggenau, Haworth, Herman Miller, James Richardson Furniture, Living Edge, Luxxbox, Maxton Fox, Tongue n Groove, Verosol, Wilkhahn, Woven Image, Zenith and Zip Water.

We are looking forward to continuing the INDE journey into 2021, alongside AHEC, Alspec, Autex, Bosch, Gaggenau, Haworth, Herman Miller, Milliken Ontera, Woven Image and Zenith.

Here’s to INDE 2021!


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