Interior Design Awards 2018 | Top Honours Awarded

For the second year running, the BCI Asia Interior Design Awards (IDA) seeks to recognise excellent interior architectural designs that stand out aesthetically, functionally and ergonomically.

7 CATEGORIES | 7 COUNTRIES | Excellent Interior Designs within an Urban Landscape
This cycle, IDA 2018 expanded its scope to include projects that are based in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. It was also extended to the following categories: Schools, Hospitality, Food & Beverage, Workplace, Residential, Retail and Exhibition.

The best designs were selected according to the following equally weighted (20 per cent each) criteria:

• Spatial design: space usage, user-friendliness and functional aspects
• Comfort: ergonomics, emotional aspects and well-being
• Aesthetics: appearance of the space
• Innovation: use of technology or creative ideas and environmental considerations
• Realisation efficiency: practicality and ease of actualisation

An independent panel of jurors sat through a thorough review process and selected a total of 22 winning projects. Below is the list at a glance:


Specially designed trophies (winning projects) and certificates (winning and merit projects) will be awarded to the design teams. Winners and merit recipients will receive two-year and one-year subscriptions to Construction+ magazines respectively. The prizes will be given out at the respective BCI Asia Award ceremonies in Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Thailand and Malaysia. The winning and merit projects will be featured in Construction+ magazines and the competition website.

Robert Krups, Chief Executive Officer of BCI Asia, commended,
“We have been able to witness Asia’s interior designers at their best, across 7 categories of ID projects. With close to 200 submissions, the BCI Asia Interior Design Awards has grown rapidly across the 7 countries. It has now become a new platform to compete for excellence in creating comfortable and vibrant leisure, living and working spaces.”

Interior Design Awards 2018 is supported by the following Gold Sponsors:
• TROX Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia and Singapore)
• Eve Lighting Co., Ltd. (Thailand)
• Kwan Tai Engineering Company Limited (Hong Kong)
• PT. China Harbour Indonesia (Indonesia)

For the full list of the merit winners, please visit

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Interiors are such an integral part of one’s living, playing and working experience that the design of an interior space has gone beyond solely aesthetics or function. It is also about crafting a space for occupant comfort and well-being. How a space makes one feel and the impact on one’s health have become as important as how a space looks and functions. This competition provided an opportunity for both emerging and experienced architects and designers to showcase their creative ideas and promote excellence in designing outstanding interior spaces. The competition was also a chance for designers to generate awareness towards responsible designs (human, economic, environmental and ethical) and the importance of good design in our society.

Interior Design Awards 2018 is jointly supported by the following leading organisations at the forefront of the design and architecture scene:

• Hong Kong Construction Materials Association Limited
• International Facility Management Association—Singapore Chapter
• Hong Kong Green Building Council
• Thai Green Building Institute
• The Hong Kong Institute of Architects
• Ethos India
• BEAM Society
• Waste Management Association of Malaysia
• United Architects of the Philippines, Singapore Chapter
• Tạp chí Kiến trúc


KULDEJ SINTHAWANARONG (Thailand) is CEO and co-founder of JARKEN group of companies, a multidisciplinary design and professional business, an engineer, an interior designer, and a creative. Over the last 12 years, Kuldej and his team have grown JARKEN into an international consultancy, which has won multiple awards with a core competency in creativity, and top-notch design expertise of over 500 residential, commercial and retail projects such as International Property Award since 2010 – 2014, IIDA (NY) since 2013, German World Festival of Interiors 2017, Hong Kong Design for Asia Awards 2017, Singapore Interior Design Awards (SIDA) 2017, etc.


WESLEY LIU (Hong Kong) is an award-winning and multidisciplinary designer. He is a Professional and Executive Committee Member from the Interior Design Association and a Member of the China Institute of Interior Design. Liu received his Master’s degree in Design at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), graduating at the top of his class. He studied environment and interior design, and his inquisitiveness and vision also led to his close collaboration with the Department of Built Environment and the College of Fine Arts (COFA). Liu returned to Hong Kong in 2007, where he worked with a celebrated architecture firm and later assumed his role as a senior designer at a renowned Japanese firm that specialises in interior design and construction. In 2009, he founded Atelier PplusP Limited, currently known as PplusP Designers Limited (P+P). Liu is popular for his eco designs, and has numerous well-known eco projects in both residential and retail categories.

KIM OH RA (Singapore) is a design director at DP Design who drives interior design excellence in all her endeavours. With 15 years of industry experience in hospitality and residential spaces, she was among the creative minds behind the interiors for some of the most prestigious hotels around – the Grand Hyatt, Park Hyatt, Four Seasons, JW Marriott and St. Regis. Today, Kim remains a passionate designer. Whether it is colours or textures, she reflects her clients’ design needs with exemplary style and continues to push the design boundaries globally with her current projects, the Lusail Luxury Hotel (Plot 18A) in Doha, Qatar; and the Millennium Hotel Knightsbridge in London, United Kingdom.


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