Daipu Architects won the 2017 IIDA Global Excellence Awards


Chicago—The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and co-presenting sponsor Designworks, a BMW Group Company, are pleased to announce the winners of the 8th annual IIDA Global Excellence Awards. And out project, Anti-Domino No. 02 – Wood Mountain, was selected as a winner in the Restaurants, Lounges & Bars category in 2017 Global Excellence Awards competition.


IIDA is the Commercial Interior Design Association with global reach. We support design professionals, industry affiliates, educators, students, firms, and their clients through our network of 15,000+ members across 58 countries. IIDA advocates for advancements in education, design excellence, legislation, leadership, accreditation, and community outreach to increase the value and understanding of interior design as a profession that enhances business value and positively impacts the health and well-being of people’s lives every day.


“The winners of this year’s Global Excellence Awards illustrate transformative design while offering pragmatic solutions that meet the needs of the local population and pay homage to local trends and traditions,” said IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO Cheryl S. Durst. As she said, in each project, Daipu Architects endeavors to review every assignment with unique perspective and angel, and redefine the relationship between people, space, and nature.


We employ a set of new structural language in this project, to simulate the special mountainous space of Chongqing. The mountainous terrain is introduced into the restricted concrete space with integration of a more subtle scale of furniture. This amplifies the dimensional feeling of the space, and also introduces the more relaxed body gestures (sit, lie, squat, lean) of the Chongqing local people (as well as how a natural person in an old neighbourhood will behave) into such a scene of modern life.


Anti-domino Series is reflection upon the city’s existing “boring structure” that inspires rethinking and redefinition. It is a new practice with different serial number and each number represents an entirely different intervention strategy.