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KCA steals show at design awards

Firm bags three awards at Commercial Interior Design Awards, including evening's top honour.

KCA steals show at design awards

KCA International stole the show at the inaugural Commercial Interior Design Awards on Sunday, picking up three awards including the evening’s top honour of Interior Design Firm of the Year.

KCA also scooped up the award for Best Corporate Space for its design of real estate firm Sama Dubai’s Lagoons Sales Centre, and for Best Restaurant Design for the Burj Al Arab hotel’s Asian-themed eatery Junsui.

Held at the Dubai’s Grosvenor House hotel, the Commercial Interior Design Awards recognise both regional and international design firms and individuals making the GCC one of the hottest places in the world to work.

The event honoured 12 winning projects and the talented design teams behind them.

LWDesign Group, which narrowly missing out on Interior Design Firm of the Year, won Best Hotel Design for its “Far east meets Middle East” design concept for Raffles Dubai.

Best Public Sector or Institutional Design went to Hamilton Design International for its bold “peacock eye” inspired design for Moorfields Eye Hospital in Dubai, while HBA received the award for Best Residential Design for the Trident Waterfront Tower in Dubai Marina.

In what is expected to be a hotly contested category in years to come, Goodwin Austen Johnson picked up the award for Environmentally Sustainable Design of the Year for its Ecos Hotels concept focusing on environmental and social responsibility.

To celebrate the October launch Commercial Interior Design sister title Middle East Architect, the evening also saw the presentation of an award for Architecture Firm of the Year.

P&T Architects picked up the honour for its involvement in City of Arabia, Time Tower and numerous Business Bay projects.

The complete list of Commercial Interior Design Award winners is as follows:

HOTEL BUSINESS CENTRE DESIGN OF THE YEAR
IMA - Radisson SAS Hotel, Dubai Media City

INTERIOR DESIGN OF THE YEAR: RETAIL
Sponsored by InRetail Exhibition
Bishop Associates - Multibrand

INTERIOR DESIGN OF THE YEAR: LEISURE & ENTERTAINMENT
Sponsored by Light Middle East Public Sector
Yabu Pushelberg - Four Seasons Al Badia Golf Club

INTERIOR DESIGN OF THE YEAR: CORPORATE
Sponsored by Officeland / The Office Exhibition
KCA International - The Lagoons Sales Centre

INTERIOR DESIGN OF THE YEAR: PUBLIC SECTOR & INSTITUTIONAL
Sponsored by ISH Kitchen and Bath Middle East
Hamilton Design - Moorfields

INTERIOR DESIGN OF THE YEAR: RESIDENTIAL

Sponsored by Quattro/Al Aqili Furnishings
HBA – Trident Waterfront, Dubai Marina

ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE DESIGN OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Roca
Goodwin Austen Johnson – Ecos Hotels

INTERIOR DESIGN OF THE YEAR: RESTAURANT
Sponsored by Al Aqili Contract Division
KCA International – Junsui, Burj Al Arab

INTERIOR DESIGN OF THE YEAR: HOTEL
Sponsored by Al Aqili Furnishings / The Hotel Show
LWDesign Group - Raffles

YOUNG INTERIOR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by SWAROVSKI
Alfred Johnson - Imagination

ARCHITECT FIRM OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Belight / Al Aqili Furnishings
P&T Architects

INTERIOR DESIGN FIRM OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Carpetland / Al Aqili Furnishings
KCA International

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