The moment we have all been waiting for has finally arrived … the INDE.Awards is here!
More than 365 days later, from more than 400 entries, and across 14 countries in the Asia Pacific region, all eyes are turned on Sydney for the inaugural INDE.Awards Gala Night. In what is undeniably a very proud accomplishment for the A+D community in this region, the INDE.Awards represents one of the very first concerted efforts to elevate Asia Pacific design to the global stage.
Naturally, we have always known that our collective creative endeavour is just as cultural as it is personal. But it is also awe-inspiring to note that from the more than 400 total entries for the INDE.Awards, it has become clear that some of this planet’s most progressive buildings, spaces, objects, proposals and practitioners stem from our small little pocket of the world. With a spirit that can only be characterised as forward-thinking and compassionate, our A+D community has played an enormous role in bettering our region – its economies, its material ecologies, and finally its political and socio-economic development – to break barriers of inequity.
Pushing us to new frontiers and actively creating a better world, we look to our region’s leading design-thinkers to celebrate their work in an ongoing narrative of excellence. As such, we’re excited to announce that Zenith – the 60-years-young commercial design powerhouse – is bringing you the INDE.Awards 2017 Official Platinum Partner.
Asia Pacific’s collective design story is at the very heart of both Zenith and the INDEs’ combined ethos. Of the former, Zenith’s regional reach is staggering. Across Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Hong Kong, Singapore (and Shanghai very, very soon), Team Zenith’s co-ordinated approach to specification blends locally-designed and globally-desired product with regionally sensitive awareness to the diverse nuances of nations across the Asia Pacific world. And, thanks to this vast regional presence, Zenith are making sure that they are bringing Asia Pacific together for a region-wide celebration of the latest and greatest in our A+D.
The INDE.Awards Gala Ceremony is being live-broadcasted from Sydney to Zenith’s satellite ceremony in Singapore. From Australia to South-East Asia, Zenith have ensured that the region is united, demonstrating their power of global mentorship for the visionary possibilities of design.
With the support of Zenith’s far-reaching and hands-on involvement throughout Asia Pacific, the INDE.Awards commemorates the home-grown bravery, innovative and local spirit of all architecture and design achievements on our collective doorstep. The INDE.Awards would not have been possible without Zenith’s generosity. We are very grateful to have their partnership for the 2017 INDE.Awards to ensure that ours is a design culture that matters – that matters outside our borders – and will always continue to do so.