The Bali Room at Hotel Indonesia Kempinski was packed with hundreds of guests on Friday, March 8, 2019, for the announcement and celebration of the KBDA 2018 Indonesia winners.
The design and architecture competition that launched last year in Indonesia received a lot of attention from the industry. More than 300 submissions were sent in and 240 qualified for the inaugural awards in the Indonesian archipelago.
The Kohler Bold Design Awards (KBDA) were first introduced in India where they have already seen the second edition and in Asia-Pacific, the design challenge was a huge success in the Philippines in 2018. It was with great anticipation that guests and hosts waited for the results of the KBDA 2018 Indonesia winners.
The five well-known judges were facing a wonderful, challenging task to select the 11 winners from the many outstanding projects that were handed in. The 140 architects and designers who submitted the projects are strong advocates for modern and contemporary architecture and interior design in the island state of Indonesia.
The judges already remarked during the shortlisting process that the work they were seeing is at a high level of sophistication, diversity, variety, and an elevation of the industry standards. The architecture and design sector in Indonesia is thriving and competitive and the excellent submissions reflected this strongly.
The KBDA 2018 Indonesia winners were the ones who received the awards on Friday night, but all the participants had reason to celebrate. In honor of the inaugural awards in Indonesia, David Kohler, CEO
Finally, the stars of the evening were, of course, the KBDA 2018 Indonesia winners. Here they are:
Living Condo and Apartment:
Interior Design award: “Keraton” Residences, Genius Loci
Interior design award: M House, Grain & Green
Travel Urban and Resort:
Leisure: Gormeteria Restaurant, Domisilium Studio
Culture: Gereja Ouikemene, TSDS Interior Architects
Influencers: Adi Purnomo, mamostudio
Rising Talent: Wiyoga Nurdiansyah, Wiyoga Nurdiansyah Architects
JMK Lifetime Achievement Award: Ing. Hendra Hadiprana, Hadiprana
The celebration at the Kempinski hotel was a beautiful finale to the challenging design competition with many of the architects and designers present. With good food and entertainment, guests and hosts partied well into the night.
For more details and information, please visit: https://kbda-ap.com/