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IIDA Announces Finalists of 13th Annual Global Excellence Awards (2022)
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December 12, 2022

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IIDA is honored to announce the finalists of the 2022 IIDA Global Excellence Awards, which honor innovation and creativity in international interior design and interior architecture projects across 12 categories.

“This year’s finalists exemplified exceptional designs that continue to push the needle and will inspire for years to come,” said IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO, Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA. “This competition highlights leading projects from around the world, and we look forward to both honoring the winners and seeing what’s next from each of these finalists.”

The finalists were selected by a jury of design experts, including Revel Architecture & Design Managing Principal, Sarah Devine, IIDA; Hickok Cole Associate Principal, Director of Interiors, Mike Johnson II, IIDA, AIA, NOMA; Designworks, A BMW Group Company Director, Industrial Design, Los Angeles Studio, Johannes Lampela; Antunovich Associates Senior Principal, Director of Interior Design, Patricia Rotundo, IIDA.

“Each project possesses captivating details and showcases a fresh take on how a range of spaces can and should be designed,” said Devine on the behalf of the jury. “The finalists redefine expectations and demonstrate how design continues to evolve across the globe.”

The 2022 IIDA Global Excellence Design Awards finalists include:

Corporate Space Large (1,000 square meters and above)
Firm: Robarts Spaces, Beijing
Project: ARM China Office, Shanghai

Firm: Matrix Design, Shenzhen, China
Project: Qianhai Horoy Center, Shenzhen, China

Firm: HOK, Toronto
Project: Boston Consulting Group, Toronto

Corporate Space Small (under 1,000 square meters)
Firm: via., Kwun Tong, Hong Kong
Project: Contempo, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong

Firm: Faci Leboreiro, Mexico City
Project: Basalto Office, Mexico City

Education (elementary/secondary educational facilities, colleges/universities)
Firm: Gow Hastings Architects, Toronto
Project: Niagara College Welland Student Commons, Welland, Canada

Firm: Matrix Design, Shenzhen, China
Project: Shenzhen Kindergarten, Shenzhen, China

Entertainment (casinos, performing arts centers, sports arenas, theaters)
Firm: Pulse On Partnership Limited, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
Project: Broadway Circuit - Palace Cinema at SHANGHAI ONE EAST, Shanghai

Firm: One Plus Partnership Limited, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
Project: CINESKY CINEMA PHASE 3, Shenzhen, China

Healthcare (hospitals, outpatient clinics, medical facilities)

Firm: Robarts Spaces, Beijing
Project: Shenzhen New Frontier United Family Hospital, Shenzhen, China

Firm: HOK, Toronto
Project: Institute for Specialized Medicine & Intervention (ISMI), Kirkland, Canada

Firm: Cheng Chung Design (HK) Ltd., Shenzhen, China
Project: Banyan Tree Nanjing Garden Expo, Nanjing, China

Firm: Cheng Chung Design (HK) Ltd., Shenzhen, China
Project: Hotel Indigo Jiuzhai, Jiuzhaigou County, China

Public Spaces & Commercial LobbiesFirm: Matrix Design, Shenzhen, China

Firm: Matrix Design, Shenzhen, China
Project: HONG KONG LAND CENTURY LAND, Chongqing, China

Firm: Matrix Design, Shenzhen, China
Project: GOLDEN AURORA, Guangzhou, China

Residences Large (125 square meters and above)

Firm: Chain10 Architecture & Interior Design Institute, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
Project: Comfort in Context, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

Restaurants, Lounges & Bars
Firm: KLID (Kris Lin International Design), Shanghai
Project: Birch Forest, Xi’an, China

Firm: EDG Interior Architecture + Design, Singapore
Project: Firangi Superstar, Singapore

Firm: Studio REVO, Shenzhen, China
Project: Restaurant AROMAMIGO, Shenzhen, ChinaRetail (stores, boutiques)

Firm: The Orangeblowfish, Shenzhen, China
Project: Arc’teryx ReBird: A forest in the heart of the city, Shanghai

Sales Centers & Show Flats
Firm: EH DESIGN GROUP, Shanghai, China
Project: The Trendy Sales Center, Shanghai, China

Firm: IDMatrix, Shenzhen, China
Project: Fuzhou Elitep Alace, Fuzhou, China

Firm: Zhao Di, Nanning, China
Project: Corniche Mansion, Liuzhou, Liuzhou, China

Showrooms & Exhibition Spaces
Firm: AD ARCHITECTURE, Shenzhen, China
Project: Chasing Light, Foshan, China

Firm: SALONE DEL SALON, Zhengzhou, China
Project: Yung Zing Tung Copper Culture Gallery, Foshan, China

Firm: Matrix Design, Shenzhen, China
Project: Ideal City Exhibition Center of Mawan Bay, Shenzhen, China

All the finalists’ projects can be viewed on IIDA.org and will be honored at a special celebration on January 21, 2023 in Paris alongside the Global Excellence Awards winners and 2022 Best of Asia Pacific Design Awards winners. The Best of Competition winners for both competitions will also be revealed during the celebration.

For more information, please contact Veronica Whitaker, design competitions manager, at vwhitaker@IIDA.org.


The International Interior Design Association, known as IIDA, is the commercial interior design association with a global reach. We support design professionals, industry affiliates, educators, students, firms, and their clients through our network of 15,000+ members across 58 countries. We advocate for advancements in education, design excellence, legislation, leadership, accreditation, and community outreach to increase the value and understanding of interior design as a profession that enhances business value and positively impacts the health and well-being of people’s lives every day.

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