The winners of the KOHLER Bold Design Awards 2021 (KBDA) were announced at the end of March in a hybrid event held online and in three locations across Asia Pacific.
More than 400 entries were submitted from over 10 regions, vying for 17 award categories covering interior design and architecture.
Organised for the first time as a regional competition, the KBDA celebrates talent and innovation within the hospitality, residential and commercial property industries.
It spanned the locales of Vietnam, the Philippines, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, Malaysia, Japan, Korea and Australia.
Selecting the winners were a panel of seven renowned international architects and designers:
- Alexandra Champalimaud, Founder of Champalimaud Design
- Ed Bakos, partner and CEO of Champalimaud Design
- Andre Fu, Founder of Andre Fu Studio and Andre Fu Living
- Chris Godfrey, Founder and Global Principal of HBA Residential
- Steve Leung, Founder of Steve Leung Design Group
- Brian Lum, VP of Design Services Asia Pacific, Hyatt Hotels Corporation
- Tina Norden, Partner of Conran and Partners
The award ceremony took place online but also had three locations where finalists were able to attend in person: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Jakarta, Indonesia; and The KOHLER Experience Centre in Singapore.
“We were excited to be able to reveal the winners for this year’s awards,” says Angel Yang, President of Kitchen & Bath Asia Pacific, KOHLER.
“The standard of the entries was high and the judges certainly had a hard job to choose the winning projects.
“The variety this year was broad too and we definitely saw many top quality projects in this prominent design competition.”
The list of winners by category is as follows:
Apartment – Interior Design Award
Timber House, by NC Design & Architecture Ltd
Developer: New World Development Company Limited, in conjunction with Henderson Land Development Company Limited
Apartment – Architectural Award
Tekuni Dua, by DDAP Architect
Villa – Interior Design Award
Villa Ninesouth, by Vietline Interior Design
Developer: Vietline Interior Design
Villa – Architectural Award
Maison TT, by Nghia-Architect
Urban Hotel – Interior Design Award
Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay, by FDAT Architects
Developer: UOL Group Limited & Pan Pacific Hotels Group
Urban Hotel – Architectural Award
Potique Hotel, by Cong ty co phan Iric
Developer: Cong ty co phan Iric
Resort: Interior Design Award
Roku Kyoto Lxr Hotels & Resorts, by Blink Design Group
Developer: Tokyu Land Corporation
Resort: Architectural Award
Lelewatu Resort, by Popo Danes Architect
Developer: PT. Lelewatu Sumba Archipelago
Restaurant & Bar – Interior Design Award
The Aubrey at Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, by Silverfox Studios Pte Ltd
Developer: Mandarin Oriental Group
Retail Store – Interior Design Award
Spinwarriors Bicycle Concept Store, by Studio Air Putih
Commercial – Architectural Award
Formless Boutique Studio, by 23o5 Studio
Innovation – Architectural Award
Timber House, by AGC Design Ltd
Developer: New World Development Company Limited
Sustainability – Interior Design Award
Luxury & Low Energy Villa Vietnam, by T3 Architects
Developer: T3 Architects
Hirsch Bedner Associates
Full Nature, by WOLTER & YU
Each was presented with a trophy and had their work showcased on KOHLER’s social media platforms, as well as exposure in leading interior design magazines.
This event was supported by media partners Design Anthology, Elle Decoration Vietnam, d+a, The Society of Interior Designers Singapore (SIDS), The Chinese Society of Interior Designers (CSID), The Taipei Association of Interior Designers (TAID), The Tainan Association of Interior Designers (TID), The Kaohsiung Association of Interior Design and Decoration (KAID), The Taichung Association of Interior Design and Decoration (TAIDD) and the interior design association HDII, from Indonesia.