//This blog is updated in 2022//
After two rounds of judging, Mia Cucina (Kitchens by Towngas) and archiparti announce five winners of “Reinventing Home Kitchen – Design Contest 2016”.
The competition has successfully attracted over a hundred submissions from 17 countries! Each design shows designers’ passion for kitchen design and their innovation.
Based on creativity, visual appeal, thoughtfulness to overall kitchen workflow, caring to details, practicality, and functionality, a total of 8 judges including the top management of Towngas and archiparti, chose five excellent designs from Professional, Open, and Student Group. The winning designs are all capable of showcasing the importance of kitchen. The results are:
“Best Mia Cucina Home Kitchen Design of Style”
Winner: napp studio – Tsang Aron Wai Chun & Ho Hung Lai Wesley (Hong Kong)
Description of the Winning Design: Inspired by Chinese traditional architecture “Siheyuan,” the kitchen is formed by 4-5 individual cabinets and also integrates with a swing-dining table in order to interact more with friends and family during cooking time. Along with the recently regained popularity of home-cooking due to health values, as well the availability of internet broadcasting media, the team questions if cooking can also be seen as an essential family-bonding activity, hence kitchen as the centrality of a home – ‘the family within a family’.
“Best Mia Cucina Home Kitchen Design of Love”
Winner: Kwan Lam (Hong Kong)
Description of the Winning Design: Differed from classical kitchen style, the designer used two ovals to be the working area. While mother focuses on cooking, the father and the kids can play on the other side of working area. It was always challenging to allow close contact in a flamed kitchen. With the butt joined fire-rated glass available, it will be easy to have a transparent barrier around the flamed area. The kids can enjoy playing or help to prep food with very close distance with mom. The kids’ table is specially designed for them to sit facing outwards, or stand on the platform where they could have leveled eye contact with moms.
“Most Creative Use of Mia Cucina for Home Kitchen Design”
Winner: Lai Chi Ho Tommy (Hong Kong)
Description of the Winning Design: This kitchen design named “Connection”. The objective of this kitchen design is to create a comfort space that can help every family member to communicate, cook and enjoy the family moment with each other easily.
“Mia Cucina Design & Research Award”
Winner: Camilo Cerro (United States)
Description of the Winning Design: The kitchen of the future needs to be an interdependent system of sustainable elements designed to add to the quality of life for the user and at the same time protect the environment. The design is artfully integrated by indoor greenhouse and kitchen. The tall cabinet, leaning against the wall is designed to be the greenhouse. The user can freely plant ingredients inside this special cabinet.
“Mia Cucina Student Award”
Description of the Winning Design: The designer combined the innovation derived from a dichotomy of two different materials such as the transparent perspex and the black marble, trying to create a new atmosphere. There is also an injection machine. A plastic recycling machine able to transform and mold discarded plastic into colorful shapes such as boxes, plates, toys, cooking tools, etc. Seems to be like addressing both the idea of innovation and family integration and cooperation.
Joe Wong (王啟成) of Paper X Design/紙談設計
Leung Kam Biu
Wong Man Hang
Jenni Higgins of Higgins + Higgins Ltd
Ka Yip Yeung of HKUSPACE Community College
Wan Fai, Faye
Victor Serrano & Manuela Catania
Henry Chan & Hokan Wong
N. H. Damith De Silva & Shahan Saheed
Elahe Hasan Barani & Ehsan Safarloo
Anahita Vazirnezami & Vahideh Zeighami of Heterotopia. Dstudio
Wan Chi Yuen Nelca
Ng Kai Hong, Tse Fei, Fung King Him & Wong Ming Chiu
Damien Graham & Jane Redmond
Saiyed Nadia Ali
Princely, Raja, S.Venugopal, Yashas, Nikhil Tupe & Mark Anil Mathew
Zion Chan of Studio 15
Cheung Hoi Yan
Zhou Hon Yan of Caritas Bianchi College Of Careers
Cheung Yuk Man
Ng Ka Man, Miki
Wong Man Hang
AB Designs Hk Limited
Reza Jafarinejad of Kariz Paramon
Lance Brian R. Folloso
Felipe Arturo Quintana Pucheta of Fabricka
Au Kai Pong
Harata Ng of 25mm Architecture Studio
I Komang Suryana Adi Darma
Christian D. Gumaru
Marjorie Lim Chiaw Hia
Justin Chay Yew Chong of Niche Interior
Tom Higgins of Higgins +Higgins Ltd
Criador of Ar Shraddha Raikar
Osundiji Fatai Adelekan of Obafemi Awolowo University
We believe that imagination isn’t just a thought, and it should be executed in real life. At the end of 2016, two of the winning designs is turning from sketches into reality at Tsim Sha Tsui showroom. Welcome to visit the new kitchens!
Judging panel (From left to right): Jacky Yu, Founder of Xi Yan Private Dining; Karbi Chan, Founder of archiparti; Melvin Wong, Project Marketing & Sales Manage of Towngas; Otto Ng, Design Director of LAAB; Paul Chu, Honorary Treasurer of Hong Kong Institute of Architects; Catherine Wong, Senior Retail Marketing & Sales Manager of Towngas; Joey Leung, Celebrity Chef and KOL on social media platforms; and Adrian Poon, Strategic Partner of archiparti and Founder of Swatchcloud.
More about archiparti:
Founded on August 2015, archiparti is the largest SME interior design tech company in HK. There are over 1,200 international small firms & independent designers registered with archiparti. Feel free to contact us or visit our website to know more!
Topics: architect competition, design contest, home kitchen design, Reinventing Home Kitchen, Reinventing Home Kitchen – Design Contest 2016
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