The much-awaited Kohler Bold Design Awards (KBDA) gala dinner took place on Friday 9 February 2018 at the Solaire Hotel in Manila, Philippines. The black-tie dinner attracted a record number of people from the Philippine design community to celebrate the first ever KBDA in the Asia Pacific region.
The competition judges, Larry Yuen, president Kohler Kitchen & Bath Group, and Angel Yang, president Kohler Kitchen & Bath Asia-Pacific, were present to rejoice with the shortlisted participants about this new milestone in the regional architecture and design arena.
The judges had a very difficult job to decide between the three shortlisted projects in each category who should be the winner. To them and the Kohler management, all of the submitted projects and of course the shortlisted buildings and structures were winners.
However, there could only be one per category. And here they are:
Apartment Living: C Residence by Arch. Arianna Martha M. Avendaño and Arch. Jervin A. Manankil of J+A ArchitectsTravel Resorts: The Astoria Palawan and Current Resort by Ivy and Cynthia Almario Atelier Almario Corp.Travel Urban Hotels: G1 Lodge by Aris J. Go of 90 Design StudioLeisure: Shoe Salon – Ayala Cloverleaf Mall by Misty Floro of MORFOSIS DesignCulture – Social Spaces: PACO Market by Maja Olivares-Co of Sonia Santiago Olivares AssociatesCulture – Cultural Spaces: APT Studios by John Patrick Anthony Buensalido of Buensalido ArchitectsInfluencers – Innovation: Cebu International Airport (MCIA) by MCIA Team of Integrated Design Associates Ltd.Influencers – Master Patrons: Vivian Ann S. Ng of Astoria Hotels and ResortsProdigies – Rising Talents: Dos Manalo of MANAM Architecture
We congratulate all of the winners and thank all the participants of the first KBDA for their participation and support.