Idea-Tops is Calling up Talented Designers Globally
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The International Space Design Award-Idea-Tops is calling up talented designers through the whole world, we are seeking for the best designers and design works for 18 categories worldwide. (Appendix below for reference)

The world unified entry fee is 120 dollars for each project, there's no limitation on the quantity of projects. Participants can register and submit her/his project from March 8th to August 31th  in 2016.

Please log into the website to finish your participation:

Here are the 3 steps required for the submission.

Step 1: Sign up at the registration website

Step 2: Complete personal/company data

Step 3: Release works

Idea-Tops, which is the most influential, professional and authoritative design award in China since its establishment 6 years ago , devotes to discovering and recognizing the best designers and design works around the world. In China, a number of well-known real estate developers choose to cooperate with idea-tops awardees. It has attracted architectural and interior designers from over 35 countries and regions including UK, USA, France, Italy, Germany, Greece, Poland, Portugal, Austria, Singapore, South Korea and Japan.

As the top design award in China, we have a world-class judge team over the past years, a panel consisting of esteemed international celebrities, includes senior experts, scholars, top architects & designers, opinion leaders around the world.

Graeme Scannell, the Design Director of Gensler

Julia Monk, Vice President of HOK, Co-Founder of BBG-BBGM

Darren Cartlidge, Operation Director of Atkins in Asia-Pacific

Rodger Dalling, Global Director of Woods Bagot

Mark Hemel, the Designer of Guangzhou Tower—China's Tallest Tower

Except these super star designers, we also have a professional jury consisting of senior scholars.

François Penz, Director and Professor of Department of Architecture, University of Oxford(right 1)

Antonino Saggio, Dean and Professor of School of Architecture, University of Rome(left 1)

Takehiko Nagakura, Professor of School of Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology(left 2)

David Howard, Dean and professor of Department of Sustainable Urban Development, University of Oxford(right 2)

Martine Bouchier, Professor of Higher Institute of Architecture of Paris, France(left 1)

Yusuke Obuchi, Professor of School of Architecture, University of Tokyo(Middle)

Pawl Lewis, vice president of School of Architecture, Princeton University(Right 3)

Furthermore, Idea-Tops has attracted many heavy-weight participants. 11 outstanding projects of EXPO Milano 2015 competed for Idea-Tops last year, such as design teams of Italy Pavilion, Austria Pavilion, Czech Pavilion, Chile Pavilion, Turkey Pavilion, Israel Pavilion, China Pavilion etc.

Nie Jianping, Founder of villafound attended Idea-Tops in 2014.

Jean Nouvel, Winner of Pritzker Architecture Prize

Fuksas couple, Chief Designer of Shenzhen Airport T3 Terminal

They both attended the competition in 2013.

Hagy Belzberg, Chief Designer of Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust,  attended the competition in 2012

Fabrizio De Leva, Design Team of Russian Cultural Centre in Beijing, attended the competition in 2011


Idea-Tops is undoubtedly worthwhile for your participation!

All the participants of Idea-Tops can display her/his own works on Idea-Tops’ official website for free, and some outstanding designers&architects may be interviewed and reported in China. The organizing committee will cover accommodation and catering for participants’ presence at the grand awarding ceremony in December in Shenzhen. In addition to these, for the nominee, the organizing committee will cover his/her single-trip transportation ticket. For the final winner, The organizing committee will cover his/her round-trip transportation ticket.

Moreover, as the most internationalized design award in China, Idea-Tops had accumulated abundant industry resource and contacts, including talented designers & architects, material manufacturers, real estate investors etc.

With these precious resources, Idea-Tops has become a hub of communication for designers and investors. Many investors ask Idea-Tops to recommend its winning designers for their projects, for example, in 2015 the organizing committee was invited to introduce 2014 Idea Tops Winner Mr. Hong Zhongxuan to make the interior design for the club office on the top floor of Burj Dubai. At the same time, Chinese design companies have been asking Idea Tops to introduce excellent foreign designers to be their partner for some high end luxury projects.

All in all, Idea-Tops is a very effective window for overseas architectural & interior designers to get attention in China and possibly enter the Chinese market.


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Idea-Tops Organizing Committee

Tel.: +86-755-83869568


Add.: 4th Floor, IBR Building. No. 29 Meiao 3rd Road, Shangmeilin, Futian District, Shenzhen, China




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