The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) has selected Spain-based architecture firm A2 arquitectos as the Best of Competition winner of the 41st Annual Interior Design Competition for its Spa in Mallorca in Porto Cristo, Spain.
“With its bold emphasis on light and open space, A2 arquitectos’ project demonstrates a passion for design and innovation,” said IIDA Executive VP and CEO, Cheryl S. Durst. “The project’s repurposing of an existing space to take great advantage of the abundant natural light, along with its addition of a green roof, shows a commitment to bettering the lives of people through sustainable design and green thinking. This demonstrated commitment to changing people’s lives through design upholds the high standards that IIDA expects of the profession worldwide.”
The Interior Design Competition, the longest-running annual competition hosted by IIDA, celebrates outstanding, innovative Interior Design/Interior Architecture that encourages new ideas and techniques in the design and furnishings of interior spaces.
The Best of Competition Award, along with several others, was presented at COOL 2014, the annual IIDA black-tie awards gala, as part of the IIDA celebration at NeoCon.
The judging panel for the Interior Design Competition included Ed Bakos, IIDA, Managing Director, Champalimaud; David Darling, IIDA, Co-founder and Principal, Aidlin Darling Design; Ray Eshcheid, Affiliate IIDA, Senior Vice President of Store Design and Merchandising, Bank of America Corporation; and Alessandro Munge, IIDA, Co-founder and Principal, Munge Leung.
All of the winning projects have been published in the May 2014 edition of Interior Design magazine, and are available for viewing online.