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We Won’t Start the Party Without You

We Won’t Start the Party Without You

The entry period for the 2017 INDE.Awards has been extended to FEBRUARY 17th…because at the end of January it’s already been a busy year.

Submissions for our 2017 INDE.Awards have been flooding into our offices – and we couldn’t be more excited, surprised, and impressed by the breadth and calibre of the entries so far. For what is surely shaping up to be this region’s most inspiring and innovative awards programme for A+D to date, you certainly don’t want to miss out on marking your mark. And now that we’re well into February, we thought it only fair to extend the entries period for the 2017 INDE.Awards to FEBRUARY 17th.

Because 2017 INDE.Awards is all about recognising the innovation, bravery and diversity of Asia Pacific’s A+D world, we think that YOU are essential.


With more than 10 awards up for grabs, which INDE are YOU …?


Are you an architect, designer (or even a hybrid of the two)? If so, we’ve got our eyes set on you for INDE’s Design Studio award. We know that you’re a forward-thinker who creates voraciously to change perceptions through design. Why not go here and tell us all about it?

Or, maybe you fancy yourself a bit of a mover-and-shaker? You believe that design pushes us to new frontiers and actively creates a better world. After all, you’re an Influencer … and we’ve got an award for that too! Enter here and demonstrate how your progressive designs are shaping tomorrow.

Newbie? Not to worry. The world of A+D is a welcoming one, and we want to help the future generations of the creative community. So we’ve brought back Indesign’s famed Launch Pad to help nurture and celebrate authentic and innovative emerging design. If you’re relatively new to the game then we want to support you. Visit here – we want to help.

But what if you want your latest work to be recognised too? We know that not all objects are created equal: the way they function, what they signify, how they interact with the human interface is always radically different. And your work is different, as a result. Show us your latest here, and be in the running to win our region’s finest award in industrial design for The Object.

We know that living well means responding well to one’s surroundings. Be it a homestead, shophouse or apartment tower, our homes are as varied as they are numerous. The INDE award for Living Space recognises our region’s most inspiring home. Do you think it might be one you designed? Tell us here.

Some of the most impressive spaces are those where we all interact and play. In 2017, The Social Space award honours a space that tells a relevant story, captures the imagination, and brings people together. All you need to do is tell us its story here.

But our workplaces are just as innovative, too. We get that – and that’s why our awards programme would be incomplete without recognising the talent of our region’s designers in the corporate sphere. The Work Space award celebrates the fact that our workplaces are as social and cultural, as they are functional. We want to hear all about how your workspace design meets the demands of work and the needs of people – so show us, here.

Everyone is looking forward to hearing who will take home the grand prize of the 2017 INDE.Awards. The Building award recognised a project that advances architecture and its capacity to respond to place-specific currents. You’re in with a strong chance, so make sure you go here to have your project rightly celebrated.

It’s been a big year so far, and even though you’re late we get it – a LOT has been going on. So we’re giving you all a bit more time.The entry period for the 2017 INDE.Awards has been extended to February 17th, 2017.
Enter now to be recognised among Asia Pacific’s most progressive buildings, spaces, objects, proposals and people.
We award those who break barriers and do great things…
And that’s you.


Holly Cunneen was the editor of Habitus and has spent her time in the media writing about architecture, design and our local industry. With a firm view that “design has a shared responsibility to the individual as much as it does the wider community,” her personal and professional trajectory sees her chart the interests, accomplishments, and emerging patterns of behaviour within the architecture and design community.