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The International Interior Design Association released the winners of its 4th Annual Global Excellence Awards. Here's a recap of the winning projects. 

January 28, 2014 |
The Spring Learning Centre in Hong Kong was one of two Best of Category winners

Hong Kong-based 4N Architects took top honors in the International Interior Design Association's 4th Annual Global Excellence Awards for its interior design work on the Le Salon Croissanterie et Restaurant project in Hong Kong. The project was one of 18 international projects recognized.

(Editor's note: This post highlights the nonresidential projects only. See the full list of winners.)  

Submissions from 36 countries worldwide were judged by a jury panel consisting of: Marc Fornes, Architect D.P.L.G. (Principal and Founder of THEVERYMANY); Marlene M. Liriano, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C (Vice President and Director of Interior Design, HOK FLORIDA); Patricia Rotondo, Associate IIDA (Associate Principal, VOA  Associates Incorporated); and John Schoenbeck (Director, Design Los Angeles Studio – BMW DesignworksUSA).

“We were intrigued by 4N Architects’ project,” Liriano said of the judges’ decision. “The fabulous play of silhouettes and lighting provide the design space with an engaging and theatrical sense of mystery that’s still undeniably inviting. The balance of innovation and aesthetics achieved by Le Salon Croissanterie et Restaurante reflects a high ideal that speaks eloquently to the mission of the Global Excellence Awards.”

The 16 winning nonresidential projects are:


Corporate Space Large

Project: The Moment of Change (Hong Kong)

Firm: YO Design Limited (Hong Kong)




Corporate Space Small

Project: Slattery Australia (Melbourne, Australia) 

Firm: Elenberg Fraser (Melbourne, Australia) 




Project: One Plus Partnership Limited Office (Hong Kong) 

Firm: One Plus Partnership Limited (Hong Kong)






Project: Spring Learning Centre (Hong Kong) 

Firm: Joey Ho Design Limited (Hong Kong) 




Project: Tallinn Seaplane Harbour (Tallinn, Estonia) 

Firm: KOKO Architects (Tallinn, Estonia)





Project: Embryo Clinic (Thessaloniki, Greece) 

Firm: MALVI (Thessaloniki, Greece)





Project: Nob dental office + Nob kids (Tokyo, Japan) 

Firm: Keisuke Fujiwara Design Office (Tokyo, Japan) 





Project: Haitang Bay No. 9 Resort Sanya (Sanya, China) 

Firm: YANG/Yangbangsheng & Associates’ Group (Shenzhen, China)




Project: The Ampersand Hotel (London, GB) 

Firm: Dexter Moren Associates (London, GB) 





Municipal/Public Spaces

Project: Unlimited Boundary, Infinite VISION (Hangzhou, China) 

Firm: Kris Lin Interior Design (Shanghai, China) 




Project: Nanchang Insun International Cinema (Nanchang, China) 

Firm: One Plus Partnership Limited (Hong Kong) 







Project: Le Salon Croissanterie et Restaurant (Hong Kong) 

Firm: 4N Architects (Hong Kong) 




Project: Checkpoint Charlie (Beirut, Lebanon) 

Firm: creative laboratory (c-lab) (Beirut, Lebanon) 





Project: City Crossing (Rizhao, China) 

Firm: Kris Lin Interior Design (Shanghai, China) 




Project: Carlo Pazolini Venice (Venice, Italy) 

Firm: Giorgio Borruso Design (Marina del Rey, Calif., USA) 




Spas/Fitness/Wellness Centers

Project: Times Bund Club House (Guangzhou, China) 

Firm: Kris Lin Interior Design (Shanghai, China) 



About International Interior Design Association 

The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) is a professional networking and educational association with more than 13,000 Members practicing worldwide in more than 50 countries. IIDA is committed to enhancing the quality of life through excellence in Interior Design and advancing Interior Design through knowledge, value and community. 

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