The INDE.Awards were presented in Melbourne for the third time on 22 June 2019 and pay tribute to the best and most cutting-edge design and architecture projects in the Asia Pacific region. Organised by Indesign Media Asia Pacific, the region’s major design platform, an international panel of expert judges selected this year’s winners from a total of 430 submissions from 14 countries in 15 competition categories. The award’s objective is to boost the significance of the creative potential and level of design in the region and to make it better known internationally.
This year, Wilkhahn again sponsored the INDE.Awards in the people’s choice category (called The Luminary), in which tribute is paid to an outstanding person who (as a role model) takes a consistent and bold approach to architecture or design. Deserving holders of The Luminary trophy question customs typical of the industry and inspire others with their skills and innovative designs.
This year’s The Luminary accolade went to Indonesian architect Budiman Hendropurnomo (Denton Corker Marshall), who has designed more than 30 award-winning hotels and resorts as well as many of the country’s most famous architectural landmarks in his nearly 40-year career. Today, the name Hendropurnomo is synonymous with large-scale projects that have shaped the urban landscape and the perception of modern Indonesian architecture. Each of these construction projects has elements of experimentation, complemented by meticulous attention to detail. The projects are focused on the quest for sustainability and the desire to combine Indonesian culture with modern architecture in a new way.
The people and the judges awarded the following prizes:
Winner of The Luminary (sponsored by Wilkhahn): Budiman Hendropurnomo, Denton Corker Marshall, Indonesia
Winner of The Building: Maitland River Link, CHROFI with McGregor Coxall, Australia
Winner of The Multi-Residential Building: Short Lane, Woods Bagot, Australia
Winner of The Living Space: PROJECT #13, STUDIO WILLS + Architects, Singapore
Winner of The Work Space´: Space & Time, Russell & George, Australia
Winner of The Social Space: S Space, H&P Architects, Vietnam
Winner of The Shopping Space: Usfin Atelier, George Livissianis, Australia
Winner of The Learning Space: Green Square Library and Plaza, Studio Hollenstein with Stewart Architecture, Australia
Winner of The Wellness Space: Punmu & Parnngurr Aboriginal Health Clinics, Kaunitz Yeung Architecture, Australia
Winner of The Design Studio: Produce, Singapore
Winner of The Influencer: Hawker Reload: Hong Kong Street Market Urban Design and Hawker Stall Implementation, Groundwork Architects and Associates, Hong Kong
Winner of The Object: OMNI, Tom Fereday for Earp Bros, Australia
Winner of The Prodigy: Felicity Slattery & Sarah Cosentino, Studio Esteta, Australia
Winner of The Gold Mark: Arc, Koichi Takada Architects, Australia
Winner of The Best of the Best: Produce, Singapore
You can find more information on the INDE-Awards here.