The INDE.Awards is an annual compilation of the Indo-Pacific’s leading talents across architecture and design. It captures outstanding projects, people and products and creates a shortlist that is unique in its geographical scope and its reflection of how a region approaches the art of placemaking. For 2023, we have seen a cohort that reflects the diversity of the Indo Pacific, with entires that are responding to the social and environmental challenges we all face with ingenuity and innovation through design.

On the evening of Thursday August 10th, we celebrated these achievements at a VIP Gala Event at the Art Gallery of NSW and with a live international broadcast. Entrants from across the region gathered as the honourable mentions and winners of the 2023 INDE.Awards were announced and we celebrated the achievements they have made. Along with the acknowledgment of their work, winners received a uniquely crafted trophy created by INDE partner Tilt Industrial Design.  

The INDE team would like to extend our congratulations to all shortlisted and awarded entries of this year’s program, to our esteemed jury who assessed the immense entry pool and to all of our event partners whose regional design leadership helps to drive the INDEs forward.

While this marks the end of the 2023 INDE.Awards, momentum around Indo-Pacific design is building, with our region showing leadership and courage to push design boundaries and offer holistic and thoughtful spatial solutions. Entries for the 2024 awards will open in November!

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Best of the Best

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Winner

Nightingale Village | Architecture architecture, Austin Maynard Architects, Breathe, Clare Cousins Architects, Hayball and Kennedy Nolan | Australia

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Photograph by Tom Ross.

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The Building

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Winner

University of Queensland Cricket Club Maintenance Shed | Lineburg Wang with Steve Hunt Architect | Australia

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Photograph by David Chatfield.

The University of Queensland Cricket Club Maintenance Shed celebrates cost efficiencies by utilising standard grey blocks as both structure and decoration. Located on the university campus, it takes the form of an ambiguous landscape wall rather than a typical utility shed. The building incorporates passive ventilation for toilets and tractors, showcasing the versatility of blockwork.

The design brief aimed to provide storage and amenities for the UQ Maintenance team and the Cricket Club. Due to rising construction costs and material supply constraints, standard grey blocks were chosen. The project reimagined the use of breezeblock walls, integrating decorative screens seamlessly into the blockwork structure.

This project demonstrates a progressive approach to architecture by navigating budgetary constraints while maintaining design integrity. Through close collaboration with the builder, the design was refined to meet client expectations and cost considerations.

Honourable Mention

House in Contours | Park + Associates | Thailand

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Photograph by Derek Swalwell.
Click here for the 2023 The Building Shortlist

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The Multi-Residential Building

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Winner

Nightingale Village | Architecture architecture, Austin Maynard Architects, Breathe, Clare Cousins Architects, Hayball and Kennedy Nolan | Australia

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Photography by Tom Ross.

A landmark collaborative project, Nightingale Village is a zero-gas, urban residential precinct comprising six distinctive buildings, each designed by six different leading architecture practices. Every building was designed according to the social, environmental and financial sustainability principles of Nightingale Housing – that is, creating homes for people, not profit.

Nightingale Village comprises 203 homes, with eight commercial tenancies at street level. The area is well serviced by public transport, enabling the architects to eschew private car parks, instead including a shared area for 14 spaces. The cul-de-sac where five of the buildings’ main entrances are located is consequently a pedestrian-friendly and landscaped zone.

The resulting precinct is a testament to the power of collaboration that enables the designs to achieve a high degree of environmental sustainability across the precinct.

Honourable Mention

Ferrars & York | HIP V. HYPE with Six Degrees Architects | Australia

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Photograph by Tess Kelly.
Click here for the 2023 The Multi-Residential Building Shortlist

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The Living Space

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Winner

19 Waterloo Street | SJB | Australia

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Photograph by Anson Smart.

With a footprint of 30-square-metres and a Jacques Tati-esque façade of recycled and broken brick, this house engages with the street through arrangement and geometry of openings. Ultimately, it’s about sustainability, doing more with less, reusing a site and materials.

The project is at its core a reuse project and is intended as a case study with a small footprint, restrained budget and a high level of detailing. The garden in the bathroom and the scale of the built-in lounge are both highlights. This is a density designed well, providing both respite and engagement. Of note is the incredible brickwork, raw, reused, and delightful.

Honourable Mention

FLOCKHILL Homestead | Warren and Mahoney | Aotearoa (New Zealand)

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Photograph by Barry Tobin.
Click here for the 2023 The Living Space Shortlist

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The Work Space

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Winner

Locomotive Workshop | Sissons Architects with Curio Projects, Buchan and Mirvac Design | Australia

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Photograph by Brett Boardman.

Opened in 1871, the Locomotive Workshops were dedicated to the servicing and manufacturing of locomotive and rolling stock to aid the expansion of the Australian railway network. The design intent of the development of the project was to remove all existing unsympathetic elements and provide a clear interpretation and expression of the industrial style and significant heritage fabric, including the existing moveable heritage collection.

The workspaces celebrate the building’s origins delineating old and new. The interior has been opened up to exploit the original spaces and structures, with the opportunity to create state of the art collaborative work spaces for a wide variety of high technology tenants and users.

Honourable Mention

Dyson Global HQ, Singapore | M. Moser Associates | Singapore

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Photograph by Finbarr Fallon.
Click here for the 2023 The Work Space Shortlist

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The Social Space

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Winner

Laizhou Bar | RooMoo | China

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Laizhou Bar is the new brand experience site for China’s most extensive whisky distillery, Bacchus.

The overall space planning of Laizhou Bar comprises a whisky tasting area, VIP room, bar area, kitchen, bathroom, and outdoor seating area. The site was assembled using 6,000 pieces of discarded wooden barrels dismantled from the whiskey barrels of the distillery.

The double-ring structure on the top of the indoor tasting and bar areas forms an infinite visual impression, echoing the distillery’s green and environmentally friendly whiskey production methods. The dome structure formed by discarded wooden barrel pieces on the top surface highlights the particular function as the centre of the space. In addition, the lighting design of the marquee strengthens the unique flow of natural time extension at night.

Honourable Mention

Taoxichuan Hotel, in the Unbound Collection by Hyatt | AIM Architecture with David Chipperfield Architects | China

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Photograph by Wen Studio.
Click here for the 2023 The Social Space Shortlist

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The Retail Space

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Winner

Casa de Zanotta | HAS design and research | China

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Photograph by Su Shengliang.

Casa de Zanotta is the first Zanotta furniture museum in China that exhibits the famous Italian furniture brand products.

As a furniture museum, Casa de Zanotta is a perfect interpretation of a multi-functional space. It breaks the limitations of traditional furniture showrooms and combines functions with micro-libraries, art exhibitions, public events and designer salons. The result of the project is similar to the unique Anhui Stone Forest; it provides an open breathing space for a high-density concrete jungle and offers a place for visitors to cultivate their souls through the transformation of natural elements.

Honourable Mention

Mimco – Flagship Store | Studio Doherty | Australia

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Photograph by Timothy Kaye.
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The Learning Space

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Winner 

Wurun Senior Campus | GHDWoodhead and Grimshaw | Australia

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Photograph by Trevor Mein.

Wurun Senior Campus is a new, highly sustainable vertical building accommodating senior students from Collingwood College and Fitzroy High School. It provides a flexible, welcoming, tertiary-level environment that fosters agency, choice and interdisciplinary learning. The building form reimagines the multi-level commercial vernacular, stepping up to create a series of landscaped outdoor terraces. Each level connects directly to the interior learning environment to leverage the diverse pedagogy, community connectivity and wellbeing benefits of natural light, greenery, views, and recreation spaces.

Honourable Mention

Center for Banking Studies | IX Architects | Cambodia

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Photograph by IX Architects.
Click here for the 2022 The Learning Space Shortlist

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The Health & Wellbeing Space

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Winner 

Victorian Heart Hospital | Conrad Gargett and Wardle | Australia

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Photograph by Peter Bennetts.

The Victorian Heart Hospital (VHH) is the southern hemisphere’s first dedicated cardiac hospital, providing a range of world-class clinical cardiology services, research and education. The architecture, interiors, facility and clinical planning consider the impact of the built environment on the health and wellness of users and was guided by strong clinical and patient voices. This is a valuable place within the university campus and wider community with its capacity to save and change lives.

A complete journey has been embedded into the VHH, from admission to discharge. The design contributes to the wellbeing of all and aids patient recovery through its spatial qualities, amenity and materiality.

Honourable Mention

Metung Hot Springs Stage 1 | Splinter Society Architecture | Australia

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Photograph by Sharyn Cairns.
Click here for the 2023 The Health & Wellbeing Space Shortlist 

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The Interior Space

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Winner 

Highlands House | Luke Moloney Architecture | Australia

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Photograph by Tom Ferguson.

Highlands House is a striking hilltop residence featuring barn-like forms connected by a sculptural art gallery. Inspired by quintessential industrial barns, this home sits strong in the landscape with its concrete materiality. After careful consideration and over a decade of planning, the house has been designed to respond harmoniously to the surrounding landscape.

The house consists of three pavilions, serving distinct purposes: living space, the owner’s bedroom suite, and garage plus guest suite. The design utilises precast concrete panels, creating a consistent backdrop that emphasises art and views. Open-plan spaces vary in ceiling height to manage the expansive layout.

Honourable Mention

Refinery House | Carr | Australia

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Photography by Timothy Kaye.
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The Influencer

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Winner 

Angsila Oyster Scaffolding Pavilion | Chat Architects with Angsila Oyster Scaffolding Studio at International Program in Design and Architecture (INDA), Chulalongkorn University | Thailand

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The historic coastal fishing village of Angsila in Thailand was once a thriving small-scale fishing town. However over the past three years ocean pollution, market disruption and a dwindling local workforce has left the population struggling to sustain their way of life.

The Angsila Oyster Scaffolding Pavilion rises as a solution to this: aiming to raise awareness and appreciation of the historic coastal village and revitalise the local economy through a “sea-to-table” dining experience. The pavilion acts as a floating restaurant, allowing local fishermen to bring small groups of visitors from shore to the pavilion where they can select their own oysters in the ocean and prepared fresh to eat.

The structure itself hybridises the traditional bamboo scaffolding used for oyster and mussel cultivation. Like these scaffoldings, the pavilion is built entirely by Angsila fishermen, utilising native shallow-ocean bamboo construction techniques that requires no power tools.

Honourable Mention

Dairy Road | Craig Tan Architects | Australia

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Photograph by U-P.
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The Object

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Winner

Méne | Ross Gardam | Australia

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Photography by Haydn Cattach.

Méne celebrates our sense of awe of the celestial. The pendant appears as a lunar apparition, floating in mid-air. Crafted with mouth-blown glass, the collection reveals the individual and unique texture of subtly illuminated glass. Méne’s rippled form is the result of the studio’s continual experimentations with traditional optic glass blowing techniques and innovative engineering. The result is a one of a kind glass texture within every luminaire produced. The table lamp’s glass elements simply rest on top of each other, allowing the lunar form of the Méne shade to float. Each glass shade is mouth blown in Australia and hand assembled in the Melbourne studio.

Honourable Mention

Kami Recycled Bottle Top Woven Chair | Reddie Furniture | Australia, Indonesia

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Photograph by Muliadi Utomo.
Click here for the 2023 The Object Shortlist

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The Photographer (Commercial)

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Winner 

Nicole England | AMP Workplace at QQT | Australia

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Nicole England is a Melbourne-based architecture and interiors photographer who has worked with many of the industry’s top architects and designers, both in Australia and abroad. She has an intimate understanding of light and form, and a sharp eye for composition. Her photography brings the everyday spaces we inhabit into focus, highlighting the artistry and the beauty that is often overlooked.

Honourable Mention

Wison Tungthunya, W Workspace | MoMA | Thailand

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The Photographer (Residential)

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Winner 

Shannon McGrath | Evergreen House | Australia

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Shannon McGrath has been photographing architecture and interior design works for 25 years. She is commissioned by pre-eminent architects and designers around Australia for her ability to get under the skin of a project, and not only capture its pure essence but also her client’s formal design intent. Passionate and professional, Shannon’s images are known for their beautiful portrayal of light and form, with a soft realism that celebrates the subject matter.

Honourable Mention

Toby Scott | Hopscotch House | Australia

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The Graduate

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Winner 

Sam Hodgens | University of Tasmania |Australia

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The project is based on two overarching concepts that are extracted from the 18th International Architecture Exhibition: The Laboratory of the Future, the “DE” and “RE” concepts. The “DE” concepts signify efforts to undo, reverse and dismantle, while the “RE” concepts are an effort to recover something that is past or has been lost, to maintain the currency and relevance of something from an older time.

The intervention confronts contemporary architectural practices and the wider development industry perspective in relation to the environment and native plants, as it seeks to imagine landscape as the very place to conceive a project, not just a means to completion.

Focused on collaborative knowledge production, ecological and interdisciplinary research, and pre-colonial understandings of agricultural practices, this program seeks to deconstruct conventional educational structures by providing common spaces for inclusive and participatory learning that will explore more sustainable behaviours towards land use and critical responses to a post-climate world.

Honourable Mention

Chan Shu Man | University of Hong Kong |Hong Kong

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The Prodigy

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Winner

Shruthi Ramakrishna, Jérémie Gaudin, Agnimitra Bachi | Made In Earth Collective | Architecture, Art & Ecology

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The study of architecture at the Auroville Earth Institute was the meeting place of Shruthi Ramakrishna, Jérémie Gaudin and Agnimitra Bachi. The trio learnt that to design with earth, you must really know the material and become friends with it.

On returning to India, an eagerness to shape and mould by hand saw the trio travel to Khamir and Hunnarshala in Kutch, Gujarat. Here they worked with communities making crafts and the seed was sown from these experiences to establish their own practice. There was much curiosity to understand how collectives are formed, entrepreneurship thrives and how projects are mounted in ecological architecture.

During this time, they met diverse people working to make the natural building movement a more accessible and desirable alternative. They participated in Design-Build workshops, where architecture came together as a community-led process.  The potential and need of bringing earth into spaces is so relevant in India, and Ramakrishna, Gaudin and Bachi continue to be inspired by this rich geographical and cultural context to create an architecture that is closer to the people and tied to the ecosystems.

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The 2023 Luminaries

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Ewan McEoin and Simone LeAmon | National Gallery of Victoria | Australia

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Jefa Greenaway | Greenaway Architects | Australia

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Patrick Keane | Enter Projects Asia | Thailand

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Wendy Saunders and Vincent de Graaf | AIM Architecture | China and Belgium

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Congratulations to the winners of the INDE.Awards 2023!

Thank you to all of our partners and sponsors, whose support has enabled us to celebrate the diverse architecture and design industry in our Indo Pacific region!

INDE.Awards will return in 2024, Entries open in November!

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