IDEA gala to go ahead in Sydney. Tickets on sale now!

Jan 21, 2022
  • Article by Elisa Scarton

Kick off 2022 with the best in Australian architecture and design by grabbing tickets to the upcoming IDEA gala.

The COVID-safe summer cocktail party we all need right about now, the IDEA gala will be held at Sydney’s Royal Randwick racecourse on Thursday 24 February 2022.

All attendees must be double vaccinated and we plan to provide you with the safest possible combination of indoor and outdoor space.

And because we know COVID is anything but predictable, we’re offering a full refund on all tickets up until 48 hours before the gala begins.

Buy your tickets to the IDEA gala now.

The 2022 iteration of our gala isn’t just a chance to rub shoulders with the best Australian architects and interior designers, it’s also when we’ll be revealing, in person, the winners of last year’s IDEA awards.

In 2021, we had more than 500 entries and more than 300 shortlisted projects. At the IDEA gala, we’ll be announcing the winners of all 15 categories.

We’ll also be announcing the Project of the Year, Emerging Designer of the Year and Designer of the Year – a fierce contest between YSG, Kennedy Nolan, Arent & Pyke, Carter Williamson, Fender Katsalidis, Fiona Lynch and FMD Architects.

Check out some of our favourite snaps from the 2021 gala:

This year’s winners were chosen by our incredible panel of industry experts, which included David Flack, Ritz Ghougassian director Jean-Paul Ghougassian, Brahman Perera, Chelsea Hing, Genesin Studio director Ryan Genesin, the IDEA 2020 Gold Medalist Meryl Hare, Bonnie Herring of Breathe and Hassell director Domino Risch.

Speaking of Gold Medallists, we’ll also be honouring the – yet to be announced – Gold Medallist of 2021 – a person who has had an incredible career and given so very much to the Australian design industry.

But even if you’re not shortlisted or didn’t enter the IDEA awards in 2021, there’s still plenty of reasons to join us on 24 February 2022.

The night promises to be one of the summer’s best outdoor events with free flowing cocktails, great food and wine and plenty of live music.

Designed by COX and opened in late 2021, Sydney’s Royal Randwick has ample landscaped gardens and million dollar facilities, so it’s worth a peek alone.

Tickets for the IDEA gala are $220. Spaces are limited, so grab your tickets before they sell out.

IDEA Gala Party
When? Thursday 24 February 2022
Where? Winx Stand, Alison Road, Randwick, NSW
Time? Doors open 6.00pm
Dress code? Cocktail, no black tie.

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