As each of the category shortlists in the INDE.Awards 2021 have been revealed, we are privileged to see architecture and design at its very best. Within the 14 categories, the shortlisted projects and objects, practices and people are connected by a unifying thread – the outstanding creativity and innovation that abounds within our Indo-Pacific region. Whether perusing The Object or The Building, The Living Space or The Shopping Space, each project in this year’s shortlist is a worthy inclusion for its style and substance; While The Design Studio showcases practices of note in our region and The Luminary and The Prodigy present extraordinary practitioners both established and emerging.
As much as the INDE.Awards is about notable practitioners and the most significant projects within the region, it is our connection and sharing of knowledge that defines the INDE.Awards. In recognition of this, 2021 is the year of the inaugural INDE.Summit where we will bring together the most respected architects and designers to share and learn at this significant event.
The INDE.Summit, as the focal point for regional dialogue, is a full day, virtual conference with four sessions that begins the morning of the 5th August and concludes before the INDE.Awards gala that evening. The fully digital INDE.Summit will present the opportunity to delve deeply into the issues that affect practitioners today through the theme of Develop Undevelop – what this means and how it affects practitioners, countries and the Indo-Pacific as a whole.
As the region’s most celebrated minds discuss and reflect on such issues as Culture, Place and Identity, Housing, Models of Finance for Sustainable Development and Commercial Design, there is the chance to explore the realities of these subjects, the challenges and the benefits and to learn from those who are an integral voice within our region. Through the INDE.Summit there is opportunity to connect and communicate and gain knowledge from the leaders in the architecture and design profession.
Continuing excellence in design, the INDE.Summit will provide a day like no other and we look forward to seeing you at both the INDE.Summit and then later at the INDE.Awards.