IIDA names winners of the 9th annual Best of Asia Pacific Design Awards

CHICAGO — IIDA is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Best of Asia Pacific Design Awards. The annual competition seeks to recognize and honor the highest level of creativity and design excellence in interior design/interior architecture projects across the Asia Pacific region.

“Thoughtfulness and depth of storytelling were highly evident in this year’s projects,” said IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO, Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA. “The winners highlighted design solutions that move the user experience forward, while also giving a nod to location.”

Entries were reviewed by a jury of design professionals including Angie Lee, FIIDA, AIA, vice president, head of interior design, Pembroke; Annhy Shim-Morel, Assoc. IIDA, design director and principal, SHIM Projects; and Joey Shimoda, FIIDA, FAIA, co-founder and chief creative officer, Shimoda Design Group.

“The winning projects displayed an outstanding level of detail and creativity for interior design and interior architecture,” said Lee on behalf of the jury. “Innovative use of space, inventive floor plans, and state-of-the-art approaches to furnishings stood out for the selected winners.”

The 2021 IIDA Best of Asia Pacific Design Awards winners include:

Corporate Space Large

Firm: Woods Bagot, Melbourne, Australia

Project: Goodman ‘The Hayesbery,’ Sydney


Firm: One Plus Partnership Limited, Hong Kong

Project: Luoyang Zhengda Opera House, Luoyang, China


Firm: Woods Bagot, Shanghai

Project: Zhengzhou Zhenmeihui Clinic, Zhengzhou, China


Firm: Cheng Chung Design (HK) Ltd., Shenzhen, China

Project: InterContinental Dongguan, Dongguan, China


Firm: LSD Interior Design, Shenzhen, China

Project: Xi’an Fangsuo Commune, Xi’an, China

Firm: Dome & Associates, Shanghai, China

Project: Gemdale Urban Nest, Wuhan, China

Restaurants, Lounges, and Bars

Firm: Steve Leung Design Group, Hong Kong

Project: The St. Regis Bar, Macao, Cotai, Macao

Firm: Beijing IN•X Design Co., Ltd., Beijing

Project: Siji Minfu Restaurant (Maliandao), Beijing

Sales Centers and Show Flats

Firm: Matrix Design, Shenzhen, China

Project: Jinke CIFI City Cover, Shaoxing, China

Firm: Mind Design, Zhuhai, China

Project: Wuxi Vanke Meili Uptown CO-Life Experience Center, Wuxi, China

Showrooms and Exhibition Spaces

Firm: Woods Bagot, Melbourne, Australia

Project: Sculptform Studio Showroom, Melbourne, Australia

All winning projects can be viewed on IIDA.org and will be honored at a virtual awards celebration on January 11 at 8 p.m. U.S. Central Standard Time; January 12 at 10 a.m. China Standard Time; 12 p.m. Australian Eastern Daylight Time. Please RSVP for the celebration here.

For more information, please contact the IIDA design competitions team at competitions@iida.org.

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