The 2019 shortlist for Australia’s leading awards program for design excellence, the Australian Interior Design Awards (AIDA), has just been announced.
Judged by some of Australia’s most esteemed interior designers and architects, this year’s awards received a large volume of entries across seven categories from Australian practices, with projects featured both locally and internationally.
The seven categories were Residential Design, Residential Decoration, Hospitality Design, Installation Design, Public Design, Retail Design and Workplace Design.
Cox Architecture’s design of Cardno’s new APAC North Headquarters was shortlisted in the ‘Workplace Design’ category for its delivery of cultural and physical change.
The judges said the project was a journey which began with the application of a strong planning overlay that has served to underpin the emergence of a new synergy within the organisation, united by a shared mission, culture and spirit.
Fender Katsalidis was also shortlisted in the ‘Hospitality Design’ category for its interior work on The Harbord Diggers Club.
The new club forms a part of a new intergenerational mixed-use precinct which is located on the iconic Freshwater headland in NSW.
The Harbord Diggers Club provides a diverse facility that comprises of a new ocean terrace, bars, lounges, restaurants, bistro, café, kitchens, children’s play area, gaming floor, community spaces and administration centre.
Fender Katsalidis used natural materials and generous organic forms to reflect the building’s interiors to its natural environment.
Other interior projects shortlisted in the awards include the Keith Jones Learning Centre at the Mentone Grammar School by Hayball, the SMEG Gallery by Latitude Group and the UniSA Business School Hub by MPH Architects.
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The full list of final AIDA recipients is expected to be announced on Friday 31 May at a gala presentation at Forum Melbourne.
More information on the Australian Interior Design Awards can be found here.