Leading the way through experiential design, the projects in this year’s Retail Space are a standout for concept and resolution, and raise the bar high for a never to be forgotten shopping experience.
July 4th, 2023
In the shortlist of The Retail Space at the 2023 INDE.Awards, the projects are as innovative as they are varied. While each defines a brand and presents an experience for customers, the thought behind each design is both layered and detailed.
While there are wonderful designs overflowing with colour in some projects, others have more pared back and minimal palettes and provide sophisticated environments for customers to browse and shop. Each of the projects is appropriate to its site and context, of course, and while there are grand gestures, such as a spiral staircase that reaches to the heavens, and motifs and murals that portray a brand’s origins, every design is a credit to the architect and designer and to the client.
As partner of The Retail Space, Zenith understands the importance of the places that showcase product and provide an experience. Creating a beautifully designed space is the best way to enhance a brand and differentiate it from its peers. In this category, each architect and designer has realised a particular vision that makes a statement, ensuring exceptional function within a dynamic form.
The 12 shortlisted in The Retail Space for 2023 are,
Aquila, Highpoint by Platform by DesignOffice, Australia
Brent Wilson by Nickolas Gurtler Office, Australia
Casa de Zanotta by HAS design and research, China
Crumpler Melbourne by WOWOWA Architecture, Australia
Ethereal Cave by Spacemen, Malaysia
Hazens ARK Center by Woods Bagot, China
Lune Croissanterie Armadale by Ewert Leaf, Australia
Mimco – Flagship Store by Studio Doherty, Australia
Mutiny at Palais by Pencil Office, Singapore
Nanjing Sanshan Street MixC by Woods Bagot, China
Twomorrow Jewellery by Right Angle Studio, Singapore
Westlab Experience Centre by Hassell, Australia
From across the Indo-Pacific region, exemplary retail spaces comprise the shortlist and showcase myriad ideas that support a brand and provide a unique environment for shoppers.
Congratulations to all the shortlisted of The Retail Space for bringing light and life to the shopping experience whether located in the High Street, a shopping mall or a precinct. Visiting an expertly designed store makes a world of difference to purchasing and also connects us to each other. But, most of all, it provides an environment that creates an impression that lingers long in the memory.
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.
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