The Canadian Interiors Best of Canada Design Competition is a one-of-a-kind competition that showcases interior design projects regardless of size, budget or location within Canada. Submissions from architects, interior designers as well as decorators and design students are received and divided into their respected categories (office, institutional, hospitality, residential, retail, exhibits, marketing, landscape design and product design).
Receiving “Project of the Year”, the Regent Park Aquatic Centre, designed by MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architectsprovides a facility for an isolated, disadvantaged community as part of a renewal project. This 28,000 square-foot multipurpose facility is the first facility in Canada that integrate a more “universal” community for people of all genders and religions to feel welcome.
Winner of the “Residential” category, the +House, by Superkül Inc., is hypoallergenic and is constructed using Durisol block and cement-bonded wood-fibre to eliminate fungi and mold.
Another “Residential” winner was Drew Mandel Architects with House in the Beach. This 2,139 square-foot semi-detached home was redesigned to reinvent the exterior and interior. The design included a new entry to open up the ground floor as well as a small rear addition.
Finally, winner of the “Exhibit” award was Dubbeldam Architecture and Design for their Pop-Up Office. This pre-assembled office are joined on site to create a short-term, modern workstation and lounge spaces. Ideal for outdoor festivals or disaster relief, shelving units allow for versatility and can create different display and storage units.