AIDA 2011...

The Australian Interior Design Awards took place in Melbourne on Friday evening and the winning projects were a sophisticated and diverse selection from across the continent and as far as Hyderabad, India.

Industry heavyweights such as Chada, Bates Smart and HASSELL were all commended for their contribution to hospitality and commercial fitouts whilst residential and retail awards, this year, were predeominantly scooped up by some of the smaller players such as TRIBE studio and Wolveridge Architects.

Special congratulations goes to BVN for picking up the Sustainability Advancement Award.  Their design of the Puckapunyal Military Memorial Chapel was cited by the jury as having:

demonstrated a coherent and exemplary approach to achieving multiple sustainability outcomes... From considered and informed materials through to low-impact products and efficient services, the project highlights how sustainability can be expressed without an explicit "eco" aesthetic... and also contribute to a deeper notion of social sustainability that is mindful of diverse cultures and beliefs.

For a full gallery of the winners, recipients of commendations and those projects that were shortlisted: click here!

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