2009 Interior Design Awards Results
Best International Interior Design
June 1, 2011
Alexander Rieck accepted LAVA’s Special Mention award in the Sustainability Category of the international Well Tech Award, announced at the Milan Design Fair.The prestigious award, in its 10th annual edition, recognises materials, products, and technologies that bring innovation in sustainability, accessibility and quality of life.LAVA won the award for its Masdar UAE city centre project. LAVA won the international competition to design the centre of the 50,000-person city, parts of which opened last year. The city centre will include a hotel, shopping centre, cinema complex and a conference centred on a plaza of the 21st century.LAVA's model of Masdar was on display with other winning designs at Palazzo Isimbardi, Milan.
June 29, 2011
Green Void, commissioned by Customs House Sydney, received a special mention at The Dedalo Minosse International Prize for commissioning a building.The prize is promoted by ALA-Assoarchitetti, the Italian association for professional architects, and recognises the client's role as a fundamental partner in generating high-quality work.Chris Bosse was at the presentation at Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, Palladio's city.
3 November 2011
Just spent the day judging 15 entries in the leisure category.While most of the entries were of outstanding quality, including Australians Kerry Hill and WOHA, and a resort in Tasmania, the Prize went to Indian firm The Lotus Praxis Initiative for the Raas Jodhpur, a luxury boutique hotel in the old city of Jodhpur, which brilliantly combined old and new, showing a new way for contemporary architecture in the existing context of India.A mention went to the Master Isay Weinfeld from Brazil for his resort in Uruguay and Tham & Videgård Arkitekter for their outrageous Treehouse, combining hi-tech and nature lifestyle.Domenic Alvaro blitzed the residential category with his small house in Surry Hills, Sydney – I was on the jury with Howard Tanner and Genevieve Lilley that gave this project an AIA award.
5 May 2012
Chris Bosse has won Hong Kong magazine Pespective's 40 Under 40 Award 40 Under 40 Award
The May issue of the magazine features profiles on each of the 40 winners. The award recognises the achievements of the 'region's rising design stars under 40'.
28 September 2012
LAVA's Martian Embassy for the Sydney Story Factory has won an award for excellence in timber panelling at the Australian Timber Awards.
21 Februrary 2013
LAVA and Moritz Gruppe have been nominated for the MIPIM Awards 2013 in the Futura category with THE:SQUARE³.
We’re up against just 3 others - Herzog & de Meuron, Lundgaard & Tranberg and Jahn. Winners will be announced at MIPIM in Cannes on 14th March.
And there is a People’s Choice Award – please vote for us – you have until 11th March 2013. The link will redirect you to our project.
Three skyscrapers of gold, silver, and bronze make up THE SQUARE ³, a new mixed use development inspired by sport that revitalises a beautiful but underdeveloped urban quarter in Berlin.
With a theme of Life, Nature, Sports the development by Moritz Gruppe is just nine minutes from the centre of Berlin and located near Europe’s largest urban nature reserve and a sports hot spot.
28 June 2013
LAVA’s Martian Embassy has won two more design awards - the Premier’s Award and a Commendation in the Small Project category at the NSW AIA awards 2013.
The Martian Embassy is the home for the Sydney Story Factory, a creative writing centre for young people. The design, a fusion of whale, rocket and time tunnel, aims to awaken creativity in kids. The immersive space of oscillating plywood ribs is animated by red planet light and sound projections.
Chris Bosse, director of LAVA, said: “LAVA is honoured to receive both the prestigious Premier’s award, chosen from the entire field of entries across all categories, and the Commendation from our peers.”
Bosse said: "This project is not only about architecture. It is about storytelling, and fostering creativity."
"We worked with an amazing team of creatives from Will O'Rourke and the Glue Society to fulfil the brief, and dreams, of our very inspired clients. And with the help of many professionals such as Redwood Projects and Berents Project Management and many, many volunteers."
The Premier’s prize is awarded by the NSW Premier from a shortlist of architectural projects selected by the NSW Government Architect which ‘are of benefit to the people of NSW and provide public enjoyment – educational, cultural, transport or accommodation facilities’. The Small Projects category is for design solutions 'often constrained by space or cost restrictions, but which have achieved a level of invention, creativity and craftsmanship beyond those constraints'.
The Embassy has previously won the Sydney Design Award and the Australian Timber Design Award.
More information: http://architectureau.com/articles/2013-nsw-architecture-awards/
27 June 2013
The 2013 NSW Premier's Prize at the Australian Institute of Architecture awards has been given to LAVA for the Martian Embassy, home to the Sydney Story Factory.
Its our 3rd design award for the Embassy!! Other awards include the Sydney Design Award and the Australian Timber Design Award.
Chris Bosse and Jarrod Lamshed at the awards night in Sydney tonight.
18 NOVEMBER 2013
Cloud City has received a High Commendation in the 2013 Lightweight Structures Conference and Design Awards.
The Judges Comments: "Sculptural and exploratory work" and "Graphic and imaginative illustration of the potential use of flexible membranes and organic forms in 'responsive' architecture". LSAA Awards
And the Martian Embassy has won Highly Commended in the 2013 IDEA Awards, Public Space.
How many awards is that now for the Embassy?
A total of six: the Australian Timber Design Award, Sydney Design Award, Iconic Award, NSW AIA: Premier's Prize and a Commendation. IDEA Award
27 FEBRUARY 2014
Our sustainable modular concrete bridge in Rotterdam has been given a 'Special Mention' at the 2014 fib Award for Outstanding Concrete Structures.
Dubbed the 'Bosse Bridge' by our partner FDN Engineering and Construction, the bridge references LAVA's branching structures in its railings.
The 19m long bridge is made from nine cubes of concrete.
FDN’s demonstration project aims to show that ultra high strength concrete bridges with a very thin concrete deck are possible. It can carry a twelve tonne vehicle and the modular system means a bridge 30m x 5m can be transported in twenty-foot containers around the world economically.
More info: FIB AWARDS
18 March 2014
Our Greenland Display Suite, with PTW, has just been short listed in the 2014 Australian Interior Design Awards in the Installation Design category. Only one third of entries made it through this first phase.
The awards will be announced at a gala presentation dinner in May and are a partnership event of the Design Institute of Australia, designEX and ARTICHOKE.
More info: AIDA
13 August 2014
We’re a finalist! In the Sydney Design Awards, Category: Interior Design – Corporate, for our GREENLAND DISPLAY SUITE.
Ratings will determine the next phase - the judging process also allows the marketplace and the design industry to rate projects.
The Awards are announced on Wednesday 20 August.
So please vote for us!
21 July 2015
Chris Bosse has been announced as a recipient of an Australian Design Honour at the Australian Design Centre in Sydney.
26 MAY 2016
Tivoli Terrace has been shortlisted in the Sydney Design Award.
Awards Trophy Presentation will be held 7th September. Winners will be announced 4th August.
15 July 2016
LAVA has won two awards at the 2016 International Architecture Awards for the KACST Headquarters in Saudi Arabia, currently under construction, and the bid for a Green Climate Fund Headquarters in Germany.
Billed as "the largest and most extensive global architecture awards program in the world," the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies announced the 132 winning projects from 43 countries.
9 SEPTEMBER 2016
LAVA has been selected as the 2016 Laureate of the prestigious European Prize for Architecture.
"The European Centre presents Europe's most influential architects nominated for The European Prize for Architecture. The European Prize for Architecture recognises those influential architects that have changed and challenged the direction of contemporary architecture today and who have blazoned a more humane and intellectual approach to architecture."
Previous Laureates include: Bjarke Ingels (Denmark), Graft Architects (Germany), TYIN Architects (Norway), Marco Casagrande (Finland), Alessandro Mendini (Italy), and Santiago Calatrava (Spain/Switzerland).
Christian Narkiewicz-Laine, President/CEO of The Chicago Athenaeum said: “We are delighted to present The European Prize for Architecture to this young, inventive, and exuberant architecture firm that stands at the crossroads in their aspiring career. The European Prize for Architecture is not a ‘lifetime of achievement award,’ but rather serves as an impetus to support new ideas, to encourage and foster more challenge-making and forward-thinking about buildings and the environment, and to prompt the pushing of the envelope to obtain an even greater, more profound result.”
7 November 2016
LAVA judges at World Architecture Festival again in 2016!
Tobias Wallisser and Chris Bosse are judges at the WAF awards in home territory Berlin, Germany from 16 - 18 November 2016.
"We are looking forward to sharing our city with the worlds architects. LAVA has been judging at the WAF since Barcelona in 2009. We were shortlisted with MASDAR, we've given talks with Foster, presented our own projects including the Addis Stadium and have been on numerous different juries."
27 January 2017
LAVA has won 2nd prize in an international competition to design a new city in Malaysia.
LAVA’s concept sees the city defined not as one iconic building, nor as a skyline, but as a central public space, a real forest.
Forest City, by Chinese developer Country Garden, is a new 20 square kilometre green smart city in southern Malaysia. Located on reclaimed land between Malaysia and Singapore, it will house 700,000 people with office towers, parks, hotels, shopping malls and an international school. The competition for a 24-hectare site within the development sought designs that improve the efficiency of land use, enhance the quality of space and environment, and include a landmark building embodying the notion of a forest city.
Renders by Bitscape.
10 May 2017
LAVA has won a prize in the UK Corporate LiveWire 2017 Architecture Awards for companies who have shown "excellence in their work, continuously shown dedication and outperformed others in the industry".
The award is for Innovation in Environmentally-Friendly Urban Planning
16 June 2017
Two of LAVA's projects have been shortlisted in the Sydney Design Awards!
Olio Kensington Restaurant for Interior Design - Hospitality
Out of Hand: Materialising the digital Powerhouse Museum - Pop-Ups, Display, Exhibit & Set Design
14 August 2017
LAVA is a Silver Winner in the 2017 Sydney Design Awards; Category: Interior Design - Hospitality - Casual for our Olio Kensington Restaurant in Chippendale. READ MORE
10 April 2018
Our youth hostel in Bayreuth is one of 100 nominated buildings on the longlist of the DAM Award for Architecture in Germany 2019.
The German Architecture Museum (DAM) awards the DAM Prize for Architecture in Germany annually. A special exhibition at the DAM accompanies the German Architecture Yearbook. http://www.dam-preis.de/de/
And LAVA has been nominated for the 4th edition of the 2018 Architecture Awards hosted by BUILD, UK. https://www.build-review.com/2018-architecture-awards-2018-…
15 September 2018
LAVA's Energy Storage Centre in Heidelberg is one of 100 winning projects from 31 nations in the 2018 International Architecture Awards.
The group of buildings and urban planning projects selected by the jury will be premiered at Contemporary Space Athens opening on 28 September and continuing through October, 2018. The exhibition is scheduled to travel in Europe through 2019.
20 MARCH 2019
We're excited to be on the short list for the 16th annual Australian Interior Design Awards in the Public Design category. Our Dream Lab is one of 19 projects shortlisted.
15 July 2019
Our Dream Lab in Parramatta, for the Sydney Story Factory has won a Good Design Award. It's the 2nd kids writing centre for the Sydney Story Factory. The Glue Society were our creative partners on the project.
22 August 2019
LAVA's Dream Lab is on the Shortlist for the Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) in the Public Space category.
The IDEA awards celebrate Australian interior and product design across 13 categories and five Special Awards.
Winners announced at the IDEA Gala Party in November.
5 February 2020
Our project to renovate Central Park in Ho Chi Minh City was selected as the Future Project of the Year by an annual architecture award contest - one of ten award categories of the Ashui (Architecture, Sustainability, Housing, Urbanism, Interior) Awards in Vietnam.
17 JULY 2020
Our Eco Kindi in Vietnam has won a Commendation for Educational Architecture in the International Chapter Architecture Awards, AIA.
18 August 2021
The Reinventing Architecture competition - architects rethink Helmut Jahn. UNI in association with The Curatorial Project, New York invited architects from around the world to submit their ideas to reinvent The JR Thompson Center.
The competition was evaluated by an internationally distinguished jury including Chris Bosse.
Image is the winning entry.
'Tower Skin', LAVA's speculative transformation of the UTS tower in Broadway, has won a prize in the ZEROprize Re-Skinning Awards competition.
Zerofootprint, a leading organization in the global fight against climate change, announced the winners in Rio de Janeiro as part of the World Urban Forum 5 taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil March 22-26, 2010. Partner in the award is the United Nations Habitat, World Urban Campaign.
The ZEROprize Re-Skinning Awards are intended to 'stimulate market-disrupting improvements in the design and development of retrofitting and re-skinning technologies that enhance the energy efficiency and liveability of older buildings'.‘Tower Skin’ offers a unique opportunity to transform the identity, sustainability and interior comfort of a once state‐of‐the‐art building and can easily be applied to 1960s icons across the world.
1 June 2011
LAVA won a Commendation, Installation Design for two projects: Digital Origami Tigers and Myer Fashion Set with Gloss Creative.
August 4, 2011
LAVA's design for the Myer Spring/Summer Collection Launch 2010/2011 has been shortlisted under the 'event' category at the 2011 IDEA awards.Created with Gloss Creative, LAVA's set, 'Shells, Architects of the Ocean', was a giant shell measuring 18 x 5 metres.Using 2000 precisely cut pieces of pine intricately worked together, the sculptural piece was dramatically silhouetted with striking light effects. Inspired by the geometry of the triton shell it was digitised and sliced into buildable components to create a theatrical setting.
29 November 2011
LAVA and ARUP received a ‘Jury Special Mention’ in an Australian competition to design relocatables - classrooms for the future.
LAVA and ARUP`s proposal was one of 116 submissions exploring diverse ideas for future proofing relocatable learning spaces.
Relocatables are the decades old, utilitarian solution to changing demographics, remote community needs, and disasters such as fires, floods and cyclones. However often they are perceived as cheap, dull, unattractiveand unpleasant spaces.
ARUP and LAVA want to turn this idea upside down and create prefabricated spaces, that are sustainable, practical, cost-effective and at the same time fun and exciting to be in.
The aim of the ideas competition was to produce effective spaces for 21st century learning that are sustainable, integrate with the landscape and connect with the school environment, suitable for prefabrication and mass customisation.
The exciting solutions are on show from 12 – 22 December 2011 at the Wunderlich Gallery, University of Melbourne.
The Future Proofing School competition was funded as an Australian Research Council Linkage Project.
19 June 2012
Football and athletics-loving Ethiopians will have a new FIFA and Olympic-standard 60,000 seat stadium in Addis Ababa thanks to a competition winning design combining local identity with new
LAVA and DESIGNSPORT collaborated with local Ethiopian firm JDAW to win the international architecture competition for a national stadium and sports village, awarded by the Federal Sport Commission, Ethiopia.
Construction is due to start in 2014.
22 November 2012
LAVA has won the Interior Design - Public/Institutional for the Martian Embassy at the Sydney Design Awards.
The red planet team: LAVA, Will O'Rourke, The Glue Society and our fabulous client The Sydney Story Factory.
3 May 2013
LAVA is one of six practices shortlisted in the SMALL PROJECTS CATEGORY of the NSW AIA awards.
From Architecture and Design: "NSW Chapter President Joe Agius said that .. "the juries were confident that the shortlist for this year’s Awards represented the best in current architectural practice from across the state" ..... Notably .. the Martian Embassy by LAVA is in the running for the small project architecture award.'
The 2013 NSW prize winners will be announced on 27 June.
More details: ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN
NSW Awards AIA awards
17 June 2013
'.. chosen as one of the 100 architects of the year..'
LAVA received this certificate from the Korean Institute of Architects in conjunction with the "100 Architects of the year" 2012 International Exhibition held in Seoul last year.
16 JULY 2013
Three LAVA projects are Winners in the international Iconic Awards.
A City of Clouds masterplan in the desert, a Martian writing centre for young people in inner city Sydney and a new concept for living in Berlin are all winners in the 2013 Iconic Awards, Germany.
LAVA’s City of Clouds is a winner in the Concept Visionary Architecture – this masterplan for a new city is enclosed under an artificial ‘cloud’ surface that mimics the action of the atmospheric process creating comfort in an extreme environment.
Moritz Gruppe's THE:SQUARE is a Winner in the Concept Visionary Living & Working - this mixed use development themed with Life, Nature, Sport is close to Berlin's centre and Europe’s largest urban nature reserve and the Olympics training centre.
The Martian Embassy, an immersive space of oscillating plywood ribs brought to life by red planet light and sound projections is a Winner in the Interior Retail category.
The Martian Embassy has already won three other architectural awards, one commendation and is shortlisted for the IDEA awards.
The Iconic Awards are a cross-disciplinary international architectural competition of the German Design Council that focuses on outstanding, holistic architecture and interior design. The highest award, Best of Best, is given in five competition categories whilst outstanding projects are given the award ‘Winner’. The German Design Council was established in 1953 and aims to communicate design expertise amongst the wider public.
26 NOVEMBER 2013
Our Martian Embassy has won yet another award!
Best International Interior Design in the Perspective Awards 2013. The awards were announced in Hong Kong.
27 FEBRUARY 2014
LAVA's Martian Embassy in Sydney has won a 'Special Mention' in the 2014 German Design Council Awards.
The German Design Council has been representing and supporting the German design industry for 60 years. "A nomination for the German Design Award on the occasion of the anniversary of the German Design Council is especially significant – it stands for 60 years of design culture."
More info: GDC
6 May 2014
LAVA’s Greenland Display Suite is one of ninety-one projects shortlisted for 2014 NSW Architecture Awards.
The project [with PTW] is shortlisted in the Interior Architecture category, up against 12 other projects ranging from residences to offices to a gallery.
There were 200 entries across all categories and the winners will be announced on 26 June.
NSW Chapter President Joe Agius said the shortlist reflected the ‘best in current architectural practice’.
19 June 2015
FDN and LAVA's Bosse Bridge - a sustainable modular ultra high strength concrete bridge - has been awarded another prize! This time its the Dutch Concrete Award 2013/2014.
7 November 2015
Chris Bosse' Sydney terrace house is one of four winners in the AIS Smeg competition - the winners go on a tour to the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale.
21 MAY 2016
Tivoli Terrace has been shortlisted in the NSW AIA Awards in the Interior Architecture category. Winners will be announced on Friday 1 July in Sydney.
6 July 2016
We're excited to be a finalist in this year’s WAF awards for our KACST Headquarters project currently under construction in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The Festival takes place from 16 - 18 November 2016 at Arena Berlin, Germany.
12 AUGUST 2016
LAVA has won four silver awards [out of a total of 104 award winners] in the Sydney Design Awards in the design disciplines of Space, Object, Visual and Experience - for Tivoli Terrace, Russ the Bus, Kyo-to Restaurant and Sydney Airport Regionals Retail.
4 OCTOBER 2016
Absolutely honoured to receive this award from the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design
Previous Laureates - Calatrava, Ingels and Graft.
7 November 2016
Sydney Design Awards!
Russ the Bus
Sydney Airport Duty Free Shop
2 May 2017
Alexander Rieck, LAVA director, is on the Judging Panel of the 3rd edition of the Laka Competition.
The Laka Foundation is a non-profit architectural organisation which holds an annual international competition for socially responsible architecture - “Architecture that Reacts”.
25 May 2017
LAVA has two projects shortlisted in the 2017 NSW AIA awards:
Interior Architecture - we're one of 12 Projects for our Powerhouse Museum Exhibition: "Out Of Hand"
And ... Small Project Architecture - our Russ The Bus is one of 12 projects.
19 July 2017
LAVA has won a Commendation in the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2017 International Chapter Architecture Awards for our Philips Lighting Headquarters.
12 OCTOBER 2017
LAVA is a winner in the inaugural WAFX Awards ‘heralding the world’s most forward-looking architectural concepts’ to mark the World Architecture Festival’s tenth anniversary.
LAVA, with partners sbp, won the Future Project award in the Building Technology category for our Heidelberg Energy Park, which is currently under construction. read more
LAVA’s animated energy tower reinvents a 1950s - tank typology into a hub of sustainability; both a renewable energy storage and an educational destination for renewable energy. The external façade is animated by over 20,000 diamond shaped steel plates, the number of moving plates will indicate the number of households supplied by the renewable energy stored in the tower.
The WAFX Prize is awarded to future projects that identify key challenges that architects will need to address over the next ten years. WAF selected 11 winning future projects, which critically address issues such as climate, energy & carbon, water, re-use, smart cities, building technology.
16 May 2018
LAVA has won an award in the fourth annual Architecture Awards by Build, UK for "Recognised Leaders in Office Architecture & Design 2018 - Western Europe"
2 January 2019
LAVA's Youth Hostel has been selected as one of the Best on Archilovers 2018, upholding "high standards for aesthetics, functionality and creativity"!
It is one of the most 'loved' out of the 50,000 projects published last year.
7 July 2019
LAVA has won an International Architecture Award for ‘Technical and Research’ for its Urban Production 4.0.
The vision is for a modern productive working environment, the transformation with a design that embodies innovation, inspiration, precision and responsibility, made visible through its iconographic, sustainable architectural concept.
Urban design principles integrate city and workplace, which offers quality work-life and a flexibility for future developments within the city.
The masterplan acts as a network in which four atria are arranged around the inner avenue, which connects all public entrances to their respective zones.
It’s one of 120 projects recognised in the global awards organised by the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.
14 August 2019
Excited to be a finalist in the 20th Australian Timber Design Awards for our Dream Lab children's writing centre in western Sydney.
Australian Timber Design Awards
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7 September 2019
LAVA has won two Golds in the 2019 Sydney Design Awards:
Central Park Ho Chi Minh City - under "Architecture - Proposed - International"
Eco Kid Kindergarten Vinh - under "Architecture - Public or Institutional"
And Silvers for other projects as well!
And - another GOLD in the New York Design Awards! For our Central Park design HCMC!!
22 May 2020
LAVA's Central Park in HCMC has received a GOLD Award in the 2020 GOV Design Awards under Architecture - Community & Civic.
"The GOV Design Awards celebrate the courage of both commissioners and creators to design projects within the government, community and public sectors."
31 MAY 2021
Chris Bosse was recently a judge in the Rethinking the Future Awards.
And Bosse was a guest exploring - How do you balance creativity with the day-to-day running of a business - learning business skills, mentoring and disruption - in this podcast with graphic designer Vince Frost. "The Business of Architecture and Design" is a podcast series to help architectural and design practices run their businesses better. LISTEN HERE