After a successful inaugural edition with over 400 entries from 14 countries across the Asia-Pacific region, the INDE.Awards are growing in scope. As a sign of this, several new awards categories have been announced for the 2018 program, including The Multi-Residential BuildingThe Shopping SpaceThe Learning Space, and The Wellness Space.

These new categories address sectors of design with significant and increasing relevance to the Asia-Pacific region, which will ultimately enhance the strength of the INDE.Awards as a barometer of progressive design around APAC.

APAC is living more densely

The Multi-Residential Building category acknowledges the rapid urban growth happening in APAC cities and the need for dense residential developments that cater to human experience as well as market drivers.

We’re shopping in different ways

This year, retail design has been given its own dedicated category with The Shopping Space award, which caters to the shifting ground being seen in the retail sector all around the region. The introduction of The Shopping Space category allows The Social Space category (which will continue from 2017) to focus purely on hospitality and F&B design, which have their own particular set of design currents.

Learning more about education

The Learning Space category pays homage to the progressive work being done regionally in design for education. Approaches to education itself are varied across the region, but leading design work is emerging that is thoroughly worthy of celebration.

New ways of being well

As populations age and lifestyles change around APAC, health and wellness are becoming more critical. The Wellness Space category acknowledges how the spaces in which we seek health and wellness services are changing for the benefit of human experience, and responding to the emergence of new healthcare technologies.

Here’s the full list of award categories for 2018:

  • The Building
  • The Multi-Residential Building
  • The Living Space
  • The Work Space
  • The Social Space
  • The Shopping Space
  • The Learning Space
  • The Wellness Space
  • The Design Studio
  • The Influencer
  • The Object
  • Launch Pad
  • The Prodigy (People’s Choice)
  • The Luminary (People’s Choice)

Entries for the INDE.Awards 2018 are now open. Head to for more details and to view the category criteria.