IFI Design Distinction Award Finalists

The 2022 IFI DDA – IFI Design Distinction Awards global design competition saw a record number of exemplary entries and represented countries, with 640 projects from 51 countries across the world. These exceptional spaces are shaping today’s human experience.

A total of 156 projects were shortlisted across 10 categories – from these, one Gold winner, two Silver winners and five Bronze winners is crowned in each of the Commerce, Habitat, Health, Humanitarian, Learning, Play, Stay, Student, Sustainability and Work categories.

Among the shortlisted IFI DDA 2022 projects are a sustainable, community-centered school catering to 400 girls under the poverty line in Rajasthan, India; the modernization of Parisian barracks as a means of regenerating the city; a series of contemporary villas overlooking the Great Wall of China and two exciting and innovative bookstore integrating cultural aspects into the shopping experience.

Finalists represent those leading the way in Interior Architecture/Design practice through their built work; contributing at the highest level to raising the bar of design innovation and excellence. Final IFI DDA winners will be announced at the virtual IFI GAP Awards Ceremony in February 2022. Congratulations to all Finalists!

See below for details of all projects and firms selected as IFI DDA Finalists.



Commerce – including retail spaces, showrooms and innovation spaces

  • A Little Museum Store by J.C. Architecture (Chinese Taipei)
  • AUDREY | A Retro-futuristic Retail Space by Liang Architecture Studio (China)
  • BAO BAO ISSEY MIYAKE by Moment Inc. (Japan)
  • Box by Posti by Fyra (Finland)
  • Dujiangyan Zhongshuge by X+Living (China).
  • Germany Cabinet Exhibition Hall by Beijing SuYi Space Design Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Harmay Xidan BJ by AIM Architecture (China)
  • HIPANDA Omotesando Flagship Shop by Curiosity Inc. (Japan)
  • MF Harmonious Colorful Forest by Fangxin You (China)
  • Sculptform Studio Showroom by Woods Bagot (Australia)
  • Singleton by Shanghai 8C Interior Design Co., Ltd. (China)
  • (SO)What Chengdu by Various Associates (China)
  • Steelcase WorkLife, Washington DC by BLDGS (USA)
  • The Rings of Stars — LOOKNOW@Chengdu by Supercloud Studio
  • UMA WANG by CUN Design (China)
  • Wuxi Vanke Meili Uptown CO-Life Experience Center by MIND DESIGN (China)
  • X11 Shanghai Huaihai Road Global Flagship Store by Bloom Design
  • XINA SPACE by HRAMN Architecture Co., Ltd. (China)

Habitat – including dwellings, domicile and places of abode

  • 22 Metres Square by Daniel Hopwood (UK)
  • Alex by Spacedge Designs (Singapore)
  • Blank Project by Shanghai 8C Interior Design Co., Ltd. (China)
  • DN Apartment by BC Arquitetos (Brazil)
  • Eden Oasis by Keng-Fu Lo (Chinese Taipei)
  • F House by Leo Shehtman (Brazil)
  • Heguang Guan by Shanghai Yayi Interior Design Co., Ltd. (China)
  • House 68 by Essential Design Integrated Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia)
  • House of Silence by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos (Spain)
  • JHouse by Zooco Estudio (Spain)
  • MAHÁ Beijing by EZHEN DESIGN (China)
  • Manifold House by David Jameson Architect (USA)
  • Marylebone Apartment by Proctor & Shaw (UK)
  • Mildred by Minarc (USA)
  • Mountain habitat and valley hidden by Shanghai Yayi Interior Design Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Pati Blau by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos (Spain)
  • RJ Quinta da Baroneza by Noura van Dijk Interior Design (Brazil)
  • Rose Villa by SAOTA & ARRCC (South Africa)

Health – including hospitals, medical and nursing facilities

  • Beijing Ikang Evergreen International Medical Center by Beijing Shanfangzhu Art Design Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Eight Medical and Beauty Hospitals in Chengdu by B&M Atelier (China)
  • Eutopia Dental Clinic by SOHO Interior Design Co., Ltd. (Chinese Taipei)
  • Fullerton Health Lejing Clinic by Perkins&Will (China)
  • Gandel Wing, Cabrini Malvern by Bates Smart (Australia)
  • Hospital Sancta Maggiore Morumbi by Perkins&Will (Brazil)
  • Jingpin Psychological Clinic Project by INHOPE Architects (Beijing) Co., LTD (China)
  • Mount Sinai ‘Lab100’ by Cactus (USA)
  • Private Clinic Chateau Gracht by 100% interior Sylvia Leydecker (Germany)
  • University of Virginia, University Hospital Expansion by Perkins&Will (USA)

Humanitarian – including museums and galleries, sports arenas, places of worship, performing arts

  • 19 space by NNS Design (China)
  • A Private Fish Maw Museum by JG PHOENIX (China)
  • Artizon Museum by TONERICO:INC./Yoneya Hiroshi/Kimizuka Ken (Japan)
  • Beijing Minji Temple Sales Center Design Project by Glacier (Beijing) Decorative Engineering Design Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Bridgestone Innovation Gallery by MOMENT (Japan)
  • Buhais Geology Park by Ralph Appelbaum Associates, Inc. (UAE)
  • D.HOUSE by Xiamen Warp & Weft Design Engineering Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Donalda-Charron Library by TAG + NEUF (Canada)
  • Haikou Yundong Library by Beijing Linghe Buyao Space Design Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Ningbo New Library by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects (China)
  • Not Just Library by J.C. Architecture (Chinese Taipei)
  • Park Pavilion The Hoge Veluwe National Park by De Zwarte Hond (Netherlands)
  • Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library by Mecanoo and Beyer Blinder Belle Architects (USA)
  • Utter Space by CUN DESIGN (China)
  • Washington, DC Southwest Public Library by Perkins&Will (USA)
  • Yango Hygge·Art and Lifestyle Center, Beijing by Beijing Fenghemuchen Space Design (China)
  • Yiwell Art Museum/Yi Yu Xi Art Museum by Beijing Newsdays Architectural Design Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Zhang Yan Cultural Museum by Horizontal Design (China)

Learning – including schools, colleges, universities, learning and educational facilities

  • American International University (Kuwait) by NBBJ (USA)
  • Confucius Academic Palace by Shanghai Hyee Interior Design Co., Ltd. (China)
  • French Brazilian Liceu of São Paulo – Lycèe Pasteur by Nucci Pietraroia Architects Association (Brazil)
  • Giraffe English Shanghai Qiantan Space by DUTS design (China)
  • Landgent Kindergarden by MAD Architects, Supercloud Studio (China)
  • Macquarie University 1 Central Courtyard Building ‘The Hub’ by Architectus (Australia)
  • MEIYI Royal Kindergarten Education Center by PAL Design Group (Hong Kong, China)
  • New Nordic School By the Sea by Fyra (Finland)
  • The Ian Potter Southbank Centre by John Wardle Architects (Australia)
  • University of Law-Paris I, Modernisation of the Lourcine Barracks, Paris (13th) by Chartier Dalix (France)

Play – including restaurants and bars, retail spaces, fitness and wellness

  • Beijing Zhongshuge Lafayette Store by X+Living (China)
  • Blue Mountain Cafe & Bar by SG Design Studio (China)
  • by Étienne Bernier Architecture Inc. (Canada)
  • Henry’s Hidden Bar – Heineken Experience by Ideal Projects (Netherlands)
  • HIK 9 by JFR Studio (China)
  • Hill Country Wine Cave by Clayton Korte (USA)
  • Jingshe by Henan Erheyong Architectural Decoration Design Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Loong Swim Club by X+Living (China)
  • Morpha by Parallel Workshop Architects (Australia)
  • Poetry Wine by LDH Architects (China)
  • Speed Space Kart Club of Suzhou Center by Shanghai Design Company of Gold Mantis (China)
  • The Path by Yerce Architecture (Turkey)
  • Thirteen Bar by JUMGO CREATIVE (China)
  • TIMES MARK-Club House by PID (China)
  • Tori Tori Santa Fe by Esrawe Studio (Mexico)
  • Voids Café by Studio SKLIM (Singapore)
  • White Mountain Club House by Kris Lin International Design (China)
  • Yijian Cafe by Golucci Interior Architects Limited (China)

Stay – including hotels and guesthouses

  • Apfelhotel Torgglerhof by noa* network of architecture (Italy)
  • Casa Popeea by Manea Kella (Romania)
  • D·well by IXI Design (China)
  • Liminal House by David Jameson Architect (USA)
  • MeeHotel by PANORAMA Design Group (Hong Kong, China)
  • MYMORY Boutique Hotel – The Rural Old House Reborn by Atelier Right Hub (China)
  • Nishan Binshe by Shanghai Hyee Interior Design Co., Ltd. (China)
  • No green hills | Slow Fang she by Hangzhou slow coral Cultural tourism planning and Design Co., Ltd. (China)
  • NOA HOTEL by Xiamen Deep Design Consultant (China)
  • Rosewood Bangkok by Celia Chu Design & Associates/Kohn Pedersen Fox (Thailand)
  • Shanghai Blackstone M+ Hotel by WJID (China)
  • Sisan · Shuanglang by SYY Design Company (China)
  • SOHO Commune by the Great Wall by AIM Architecture
  • the sun rising from the blue sea makes it gleaming. by Fusion Interior Design (China)
  • The Treehouse at Bambu Indah by IBUKU (Indonesia)
  • VISAYA Hotel by ATDESIGN (China)
  • Wetland Resort by PANGXI DESIGN (China)
  • YangZhou Yingbin Hotel Fufang Building by Shanghai Yayi Interior Design Co., Ltd. (China)

Student – design projects by Interior Architecture/Design students and recent graduates

  • ‘Beacon’ by Rebecca Wright, Edinburgh Napier University (UK)
  • Box For Life by Luke Reynolds, Birmingham City University (UK)
  • Box World by Xixze Li, School of Visual Art (USA)
  • ‘ByCatch’ by Ann Macleod, Edinburgh Napier University (UK)
  • Canon Immersive Center by Kira Cedeno, New York School of Interior Design (USA)
  • Dou Gong Revival – ‘Hashtag Wish Tree’ by Rosemary Li, University of Auckland (New Zealand)
  • Feelings of Warfare by Eddie Wang, China University of Technology (China)
  • Guerrilla Planter by Cheuk Sum Leung, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hong Kong, China)
  • IUDA – Immersive University of Digital Art – A living Organism by TeamLab by Rocio Casabella, New York School of Interior Design (USA)
  • Memoria by Noah Sunderland, UNSW Sydney (Australia)
  • Plastscape by Wing Yee Sardonna Leung (Hong Kong, China)
  • Re- Re drawing Escher by Aigner Ngai, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hong Kong, China)
  • SHIU SHUK MAN by shuk man shiu, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hong Kong, China)
  • The Centre of Bio Psych-Design by Isabelle Kleijn, UNSW Sydney (Australia)
  • ‘The Loud Silence’ by Michael Nicholson, Edinburgh Napier University (UK)
  • The new type of community by YAO Xiaoqian, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hong Kong, China)
  • The Utopian Community by Cho Yiu, Yoyo Wong, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hong Kong, China)
  • Urban Village Living Room by Elicy Lay, Qingyu Zhang and Yuanlong Zheng, RMIT University (Australia)

Sustainability – design solutions that improve well-being whilst reducing negative impacts on the environment

  • Baoshan WTE Exhibition Center by Kokaistudios (China)
  • Floating Home by i29 interior architects (Netherlands)
  • Googie Rug from Pattern collection by Enzearchitects (Italy)
  • Naava Oasis by Fyra (Finland)
  • Nanbo Bay Reception Center by Sunson Design (China)
  • No Footprint House (NFH) by A-01 (Costa Rica)
  • Selma Lagerlöf Cultural Centre by White Arkitekter (Sweden)
  • The Rajkumari Ratnavati Girl’s School (India) by Diana Kellogg Architects (DKA) (USA)
  • Upcycled House by KNS ARCHITECTS (India)
  • Xiangyuxiangyuan Home Stay by The Design Institute of Landscape & Architecture China Academy Of Art Co., Ltd. (China)

Work – including offices, industrial spaces and technical labs

  • 1250 Broadway, Perkins&Will New York Studio by Perkins&Will (USA)
  • 1987 REEB Brewery by W.DESIGN (China)
  • 6 Pancras Square by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (UK)
  • ARPINO New Offices by Cipro Group (Angola)
  • Canada Goose Shanghai Office by RooMoo (China)
  • Cubic Head Office – Sydney by Hassell (Australia)
  • Jinan Bocuiminghu Textile Culture and Arts Exhibition Hall (Breathing new life into the legacy industrial building of the former 4th National Cotton Factory of Jinan by Beijing Fenghemuchen Space Design (China)
  • Lavazza Casa 1895 (Italy) by Ralph Appelbaum Associates (USA)
  • Nordic — Office of Architecture Head Office by Nordic — Office of Architecture (Norway)
  • Office PUUR interior Architects by PUUR Interior Architects (Belgium)
  • One Embarcadero Center Lobby by Gensler (USA)
  • POPINCOURT by LAN (Local Architecture Network) (France)
  • QRC Suites by Hassell (Hong Kong, China)
  • Runxuan Textile Office – A Curvilinear Building by ShenZheng Rationale Design Co., Ltd. (China)
  • S.GOURMET by Xiamen Warp & Weft Design Engineering Co., Ltd. (China)
  • The Hayesbery by Woods Bagot (Australia)
  • Toshin Post-Pandemic by KTX archiLAB (Japan)
  • Xi’an ZhenGuanFu LiuLiGuangYuan by LIA INTERIOR DESIGN (China)