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Shortlist revealed – The Graduate

The Graduate category at the INDE.Awards recognises the outstanding talent of a fifth-year architecture student at the end of study. The future of design is certainly secured with the incredible shortlist in 2023.

Shortlist revealed – The Graduate

Courtesy of Joshua Robinson, Monash University, Australia

The Graduate at the 2023 INDE.Awards is a special category that is a platform for emerging architectural talent within Asia-Pacific. It is the opportunity for young architects to contribute their work to be showcased, not only at home but on the regional and global stages.

This year the competition was fierce with submissions from multiple schools across the Indo-Pacific and, at the heart of the many and varied entries, was a propensity for deep thinking as these graduates look to the future. There are ideas of re-interpretation, different perspectives and of course sustainability narratives included that make this shortlist exceptionally diverse and thought provoking.

As supporter of The Graduate, COLORBOND® is also looking to the future by supporting rising talent and contributing to the next generation of architects.

COLORBOND® is also deeply committed to sustainable initiatives in its business and in what it does to support the environment. From the beginning of a career for the young graduates, to the established business of COLORBOND®, both have the same objectives to design and make a better world.

Courtesy of Matthew Blake Watson, Deakin University, Australia

With the vast array of entries, it is clear that the rising stars of architecture want change in all its manifestations. Social, urban, city and ecological themes are in abundance as are new directions for development and renewal, with fresh proposals that investigate old premises and futuristic plans that extrapolate the fundamentals of architecture abound.

The Graduate shortlisted 12 entries are,

Calum York, Hannah Clifton and Raphael Newell, University of Technology, Australia

Chan Shu Man, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Danchun Yao, University of Tasmania, Australia

Francis (Frank) Burne Thompson, University of Melbourne, Australia

Irene Mu, University of Auckland, New Zealand/Aotearoa

Joshua Robinson, Monash University, Australia

Jun Hyung (Kevin) Hwang, University of Sydney, Australia

Matthew Blake Watson, Deakin University, Australia

Nicholas Lim, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore

Rohan Gemin Buddhipala, University of Sydney, Australia

Sam Hodgens, University of Tasmania, Australia

Yang Funing, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore

Courtesy of Yang Funing, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore

Whether the graduate studies in New Zealand/Aotearoa, Australia, Singapore or Hong Kong they all have in common an enquiring mind and a fearless attitude to make change.

Congratulations to the shortlisted students in the 2023 INDE.Awards, The Graduate category. We applaud your talent and will enjoy watching you climb the mountain to success.

Winners of the 2023 INDE.Awards will be announced on 10 August 2023 at the INDE.Awards Gala in Sydney and broadcast online around the globe.

To register to join us for the INDE.Awards online viewing party click here.
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