Welcome to the Awarding Ceremony
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Welcome to the Awarding Ceremony



With the Awarding Ceremony of Idea-Tops Award just two months away, members of the design master jury discuss how this year's shortlist revealed the increasing focus on sustainability in contemporary design and architecture.


Executive Chairman of Idea-Tops Zhao Qingxiang says the breadth and scale of talent evidenced in the design proposals and writings produced by this year’s winners is truly remarkable and it was a hard task for jury to choose best of the best projects.


The design master jury consists of 12 senior experts in the field, who use the principles of being professional, rigorous, fair and just, respect every participant and their works, discover and praise the best designs around the world. They are National architecture design master Meng Jianmin,  Doctor of Design at Harvard University and Vice President of Asia University Liu Yu-Tung, Executive director at world top architectural firm AECOM Colin Franzen, famous Italian architect and esigner of Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport T3 terminal Massimiliano Fuksas, The Pritzker Architecture Prize judge and Director of international architecture firm EMBT Benedetta Tagliabue and others.


The 9th International Space Design Award received 7113 entries from 57 countries, making it one of the biggest and most international architecture and design awards programmes in the world.


A panel of 12 judges assessed every entry online, whittling them down to a shortlist of five entries per category, with winners emerging based on a scoring system. During the Final Selection jury ratified and selected all 18 winners.


Idea-Tops Award winners will be unveiled on 26 April at a dazzling ceremony in Shenzhen, China. Each winner will receive a unique trophy.


Hosting 500 guests, the ceremony will be one of the highlights of the design year. Attendees will include Idea-Tops Award judges as well as architects and designers from around the world. Invitations will be sent to people who have entered, and been shortlisted for the award.


Idea-Tops Award identifies the world's best architecture, interiors and design, as well as the studios and the individual architects and designers producing the most outstanding work.


Organised by China Interior Design Website—the first portal among the architectural and interior design industry in China, together with three academic institutions: Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University, China Central Academy of Fine Arts and Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts, Idea-Tops has become the benchmark for international design excellence and the ultimate accolade for architects and designers everywhere.






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