The Contract Winners of the International Design Excellence Awards – International Design Excellence Awards are one of the most prestigious design awards in the design world. The awards recognize, reward and celebrate design excellence across a broad range of categories. Winning an SBID International Design Award is a high achievement – they are evaluated by leading industry experts for their technical content and aesthetic creativity while the design-conscious public also has a say in choosing the most inspiring projects. Today we highlight some of the Winners in the Contract Category!
InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland Hotel – CCD / Cheng Chung Design
To incorporate the inspiration into the design, and to find a balance between the natural landscape and human beings, the designer tried to create harmony between the natural environment and artificial design. The interior design of the hotel is closely attached to the natural landscape, and perfectly blended with the surrounding environment. The experience is a cave adventure tour blended with a stay at a luxury hotel.
Axon Office – “Work-Space-Ship” – ADP Architects
ADP Architects designed and built Axon’s office project and laboratory area which have a total area of 2,160 squares metres. By transforming a spacecraft concept into the real-life Axon office, ADP has brilliantly succeeded in exciting the workforce and inspiring them to think out of the box every day.
The office laboratory and Axon office were created with a consistent design language, however, the attributes making the difference in the office laboratory include the technical standards coming from the soundproofing system, materials and lighting standard.
Matrix Design – Gemdale Fenghua International Sales Center NanJing
In this project, elements of traditional culture imbue the contemporary space with historical elegance. Horticultural scenes depicted in streamlined, curved lines transform the space into a fairyland. The neat sequences of stone wall stitching and carefully planned lighting combines with a calm domed roof and warm lights to evoke a strong sense of luxury.
Geometric shapes, such as the square caisson ceiling, are powerful and energetic. The floating, flowing structure is like a ladder directly extending to the dome, while decorations like book pages sway in the air. It feels like the pathway of a time traveler, taking the viewer into a timeless space. White is the dominant colour. There seem to be no boundaries when walking inside this space, which brings a brand new approach to aesthetics.
Hyphen and Portview Fit-Out – LUSH Liverpool
In March 2019, Lush Liverpool opened its doors after a nine-month transformation into the biggest Lush store in the world. Five times bigger than the previous store and spread over three customer-facing floors, the new Lush Liverpool boasts 1,380 metres square of retail space that’s big enough to fit more than 9 million of its famous bath bombs.
The characterful scheme by Lush’s in-house design team with an international architecture firm, Hyphen, was executed by Portview with an emphasis on enhancing the building’s original features to achieve a look inspired by the character of traditional department stores while incorporating new materials and services that have never been seen before in a retail environment.