IDEA 2021 Retail, Workplace and Sustainability shortlists revealed

Sep 23, 2021
  • Article by Elisa Scarton

The IDEA 2021 shortlist reveal continues today with the Retail, Workplace and Sustainability categories.

All shortlisted projects are listed below, each with a link to a dedicated page on the IDEA website where you can find more images and information about each project.

We’ll be announcing all the shortlisted categories this week and next.

Yesterday we shared the shortlisted projects in our two Object – Furniture and Lighting categories.

Tomorrow, the first week of shortlist reveals ends with Colour, International and Hospitality. We’ll be back on Monday 27 September with the final two residential categories.

Shortlisted projects were selected by our editorial team. A further round of judging by our judges David FlackJean-Paul GhougassianMeryl HareDomino RischChelsea HingRyan Genesin and Brahman Perera will determine the category winners, which will be announced in late November.

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Below is the full Retail shortlist:

AHW Studio, INK Interior Architects. Photo: Michael Wee.
Locali, Loopcreative. Photo: Robert Walsh.

See the full Retail shortlist.

Below is the full Workplace Under 1000sqm shortlist:

This Category is sponsored by Herman Miller.

AJE Headquarters, Those Architects. Felix Forest
Halcyon Knights, Studio 103. Photo: Shannon McGrath.

See the full Workplace under 1000sqm shortlist.

Below is the full Workplace Over 1000sqm shortlist:

This category is sponsored by Shaw Contract.

35 Collins Street, Grimshaw. Photo: Derek Swalwell.
Investments Firm New Workplace, Bates Smart. Photo: Sean Fennessy.

See the full Workplace under 1000sqm shortlist.

Below is the full Sustainability shortlist:

This category is sponsored by Cultivated.

One of IDEA’s special awards, the Sustainability category is awarded to the submission that demonstrates the most convincing and holistic address to the challenges of designing sustainably.

This year, IDEA introduced its inaugural Sustainability judge – Breathe director Bonnie Herring. A few months ago, ADR caught up with Herring to hear what she’ll be looking for from these shortlisted projects.

Next Hotel, Woods Bagot. Photo: Sharyn Cairns.

See the full Sustainability shortlist.

On Monday, we shared the shortlisted projects in our biggest and most highly anticipated category – Residential Single. On Tuesday, it was the turn of Institutional, Public Space and Event.

Lead image: Calia Emporium by Architects Eat. Photo: Shannon McGrath.

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