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The 8th Idea-Tops competition announces winners for 2017

China Architecture News - Jan 15, 2018 - 06:49   12261 views

The 8th Idea-Tops competition announces winners for 2017

The 8th International Space Design Awards has announced winners for its 8th edition of the competition, including MVRDV's Casa Kwantes in Rotterdam, Chiangmai Life Architects' Bamboo Sports Hall in Thailand and Mecanoo's National Kaohsiung Center in Taiwan.

Idea Tops Awarding Ceremony and Series Design Forum were held in Longgang, Shenzhen on December 6th. Mrs. Martha Thorne, Executive Director of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, Dean of IE School of Architecture, over 1,500 outstanding designers, entrepreneurs and leaders of 30 design associations from all over the world attended the event to witness the ceremony.

Designers from 40 countries have gathered together for Idea-Tops competition, as the world’s second largest economy, China's market has an infinite attraction for global architects. Idea-tops is not only an important design award but also a platform for design industry to communicate and cooperate with the world.

Executive Director of the Pritzker Prize, Dean of IE Architecture School of Architecture and Design, Martha Thorne was invited to the Idea-Tops Awarding Ceremony and International Design Forum for in-depth communication. She  made an inspiring keynote speech for Chinese designers. It’s a great opportunity for Idea-Tops to learn from the world’s best design award and for its designers to learn more about the international design trends.

Massimiliano Fuksas, President of the 7th Venice International Architecture Biennale, winner of Idea-Tops 2013 Transportation Space category, founder of Fuksas Architecture Studio, known for his outstanding project Shenzhen Airpot T3 Terminal, interpreted "Love Save The World" design philosophy with his latest projects.

In 2017, Idea-Tops received 6698 projects in interior and architectural design field from 40 countries and areas such as China, America, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, Portugal, Belgium, Japan, Australia, Spain, Austria, Greece, Russia, Mexico, India, Romania, Israel, Brazil, etc. First-class international design companies like UN STUDIO also submitted their entries again.

Judge for the Pritzker Architecture Prize joined final review of Idea-Tops 2017

In previous years, Idea-Tops had invited global design masters and scholars to be its judges. In 2017, Idea-Tops jury team was composed by: Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, National architecture design master, Meng Jianmin, Doctor of Design, Harvard University, Vice President of Asia University, Liu Yu-Tung, judge for The Pritzker Architecture Prize, director of the acclaimed international architecture firm EMBT Miralles Tagliabue, Benedetta Tagliabue, Chair for the 2017 American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), LEED AP, Assoc. AIA, Charrisse Johnston, Principal of Architectural Design and Research Institute of Central Academy of Fine Arts, Doctoral Supervisor of University of Pécs, Wang Tie, Dean for the Architecture and Urban Planning College, Shenzhen University, Zhong Dekun, Dean of Environment and Architecture Art College of Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts, Peng Jun, Professor and Master Tutor of Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University, Zhang Yue and, Associate Professor and Director of Institute of Architecture, Gong Shuzhang.

All judges believe that the quality of Idea-Tops entries were enhanced greatly through years of mutual learning and competition. Under the strict, open, rigorous review mechanism, after many rounds of review, 17 winning works were finally selected. The champion of Transportation Space category was vacant as the judges expected to see better projects for this category.

17 winning works were announced, local designers are getting better

At that night, 17 winning works were announced, covered categories of Public Architecture, Residential Architecture, Green Architecture,Digital Architecture and Commercial Space, Cultural Space, Exhibition Space, Office Space, Dinning Space, Entertainment Space, Hotel, Club, Villa, Flat, Show Flat, Furnishing Design, Lighting Environment and so on.

The 8th Idea-Tops was launched in March, 2017. It’s a 8-month promotion tour through more than 50 cities, hosting more than 77 design forums and more than 50 high standard design salons, which attracted more than 200,000 Chinese and foreign excellent designers to participate in.

In the past 8 years, the wave of globalization has deeply influenced the development of human society. The Chinese economy has also reached remarkable achievements and become the world's second largest economy and the world's largest construction country. An increasing number of overseas architects are increasing their popularity by Idea-Tops; more and more property developers, hotel investors and construction companies with high expectation choose Idea-Tops winners as design suppliers. And many project investors and business consortium contact Idea-Tops Organizing Committee to seek for cooperation and support.

See all the winners for the Idea-Tops 2017 below:

The 8th Idea-Tops competition announces winners for 2017

Casa Kwantes by MVRDV (Netherlands)

The Best Residential Architecture Design Award

Casa Kwantes by MVRDV (Netherlands)

The 8th Idea-Tops competition announces winners for 2017

Dichi Service Center, World Horticultural Expo Qingdao 2014 by Wang Zhenfei, Wang Luming (China)

The Best Public Architecture Design Award

Dichi Service Center, World Horticultural Expo Qingdao 2014 by Wang Zhenfei, Wang Luming (China)

The 8th Idea-Tops competition announces winners for 2017

Bamboo Sports Hall by Chiangmai Life Architects (Thailand)

The Best Green Architecture Design Award

Bamboo Sports Hall by Chiangmai Life Architects (Thailand)

The 8th Idea-Tops competition announces winners for 2017

National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts by Mecanoo (Netherlands)

The Best Digital Architecture Design Award

National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts by Mecanoo (Netherlands)

The Best Villa Design Award

Villa in Poly Xinghai Town Lanhe by Design institution: Guangzhou Mingyijia Decoration Design Co., Ltd (China)

The 8th Idea-Tops competition announces winners for 2017

Nishan Academy Hotel Shandong by HYEE DESIGN (China)

The Best Hotel Design Award

Nishan Academy Hotel Shandong by HYEE DESIGN (China)

The Best Club Design Award

Rooftop Duplex Club of Harbourside Gardens by Shenzhen Hot Space Design Co., Ltd. (China)

The Best Show Flat Design Award

Yanxu by Jesse Allen (China)

The Best Flat Design Award

Liberation Blurry Boundary by Zheng Minghui (China)

The 8th Idea-Tops competition announces winners for 2017

New Headquarters of UCAR Inc. by Beijing IDEAL Design and Construction (China)

The Best Office Design Award

New Headquarters of UCAR Inc. by Beijing IDEAL Design and Construction (China)

The 8th Idea-Tops competition announces winners for 2017

D-FORCE by Huang Yongcai (China)

The Best Entertainment Space Design Award

D-FORCE by Huang Yongcai (China)

The Best Dining Space Design Award

Chongqing Autumn Leaf Japanese Restaurant Beicang by Shenzhen Li Yizhong Space Design Co., Ltd. (China)

The 8th Idea-Tops competition announces winners for 2017

Mount Huangshan Urban Exhibition Hall by Guo Haibing (China)

The Best Exhibition Space Design Award

Mount Huangshan Urban Exhibition Hall by Guo Haibing (China)

The 8th Idea-Tops competition announces winners for 2017

The Best Cultural Space Design Award

Zhuli Zen Buddhist Temple by Li Rui (China)

The Best Commercial Space Design Award

MINZE-STYLE Clothing Flagship Store at Mingshihui, Fuzhou by He Huawu (China)

The Best Lighting Environment Design Award

Lighting Design for Vanke Zhenwanhui Sales Center by Zhou Lili (China)

The Best Furnishing Design Award

Beijing Tin Yuet One Sales Center by LSDCASA (China)

The 8th Idea-Tops competition announces winners for 2017

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