Great designers have always found ingenious ways to resolve contradictions and conventions, merging the present
with the future in ways that surprise, delight, and stand the test of time.
Today, the challenges facing designers go far beyond the traditional tension between form and function. How can we balance the needs of urbanisation and sustainability? The natural world and the built environment? Take advantage of digital connectivity while maintaining interpersonal bonds? Be locally relevant but globally applicable? And give equal weight to the needs of the community and the individual?
Your interior design proposal should portray an interior environment with the potential to better the lives of its users or inhabitants, both practically and psychologically. You should demonstrate a way of looking at all possibilities for improvement and inspiring people within a spatial context.
Forward: Human-Centred Design 2020
less than 30,000 sq ft
Young interior design professionals in their first year and above and enrolled in an interior design or other relevant courses at an educational institution at the time of submission.
At least 3, but not more than 5 A2 sized sheets are to be submitted as soft copies in pdf format. Your submission must meet the following criteria:
All entry submissions need to include existing site photos (if applicable)
Does your design successfully fulfill a need or solve a problem?
Does your design offer originality in its execution?
Does your design facilitate better functionality and purpose for its inhabitants or visitors on a human scale?
Could your design be implemented using processes, materials and technologies available or in development today?
Is your design able to deliver and demonstrate commercial or social values?
Does your design maximise or leverage tech-enabled connectivity and/or intelligence?
Does your design comprise sustainable and eco-friendly elements which help preserve the natural environment?
Does your design contribute not only to its users, but also the communities that surround it?
Will your design stand the test of time, from both an aesthetic and a physical perspective?