Any Interior Designer, Interior Architect or Architect may submit design project(s) located in Latin America completed between January 1, 2010 and June 31, 2012 to the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) debut of the IIDA Best Interiors of Latin America Competition. This international competition honoring the best in interior design projects in Latin America by individuals or firms located anywhere will recognize outstanding Interior Design/Architecture projects that represent the highest creativity, originality and design excellence in the following countries: Argentina, Aruba, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela.
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“IIDA Members recognize that each region of the world enjoys its own unique history and culture, leading to subtle distinctions and cultural variances for firms designing interiors in Latin America,” said Cheryl S. Durst, Honorary FIIDA, LEED AP, Executive Vice President and CEO, IIDA. “We are extremely pleased to present this competition in collaboration with Bang & Olufsen, a renowned and innovative company internationally recognized for its exceptional quality and award-winning designed products.”
“Since 1925 Bang & Olufsen has manufactured, designed and engineered innovative products that create lasting impressions with superior performance and remarkable, state-of-the-art design,” said Zean Nielsen, President of Bang & Olufsen America Inc. “Given our strong retail presence in South America and our dedication to the interior design community and affinity for innovative, high-quality design aesthetics - we are honored to support and partner the IIDA Best Interiors of Latin America competition.”
The winning design projects will be selected by a jury of design professionals from the following ten categories: Corporate Space Large, Corporate Space Small, Cultural/Institutional/Educational, Healthcare, Hotels, Municipal/Public Spaces, Residences, Restaurants, Retail, and Spas/Fitness/Wellness Centers.
Submissions are judged for suitability of design to the project challenge, the creativity and originality of the design solution, and the successful integration of interior finishes and furnishings
A "Best of Category" winner and a maximum of two "Honorable Mention" recipients in each category will be selected. A "Best of Competition" winner will be selected from the "Best of Category" winners. Photos of the winning projects will be featured on the IIDA website.