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IDEA 2023 shortlist to be revealed on 17 August

IDEA 2023 shortlist to be revealed on 17 August


It’s almost time! In only a few weeks the shortlist for IDEA 2023 will be revealed.

Thank you to everyone who entered IDEA 2023.

The preliminary judging process has now taken place, which sees our star-studded panel of judges evaluate each shortlisted project using an online scoring system.

On Thursday August 17, seven jury members will meet in Melbourne to discuss the shortlisted projects and select a winner for each category.

They will also select the winners of the special awards – Emerging Designer of the Year, Designer of the Year and Overall Winner.

Over the next few weeks, we will reveal who made the shortlist for each category on ADR.

For a quick reminder, the full list of IDEA categories are as follows:

  • Colour
  • Event
  • Hospitality
  • Institutional
  • International
  • Object – Furniture and Lighting – Professional
  • Object – Furniture and Lighting – Rising
  • Public Space
  • Residential – Interior Curation
  • Residential Multi
  • Residential Single
  • Retail
  • Workplace Over 1000sqm
  • Workplace Under 1000sqm

All shortlisted projects will be listed on ADR, each with a link to a dedicated page on the IDEA website where you can find more images and information about each one.

In the next stage of the 2023 IDEA awards, our judges – Sue Fenton, Byron George, Elvin Tan, Jade Nottage, Megan Norgate, and Danielle Brustman– will come together to select the winners for each category, as well as this year’s Gold Medallist. 

IDEA gala

Winners will be announced at our annual gala party in Sydney in November. Stay tuned for updates on ADR!

We look forward to raising a glass to the very best in Australian architecture and design with all of you later this year.

Find out more about 2023 IDEA judge Sue Fenton ahead of the shortlist reveal. 

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