Winners of the IIDA Best Interiors of Latin America and the Caribbean (standing, with Contract Editor in Chief John Czarnecki) gathered in Miami on December 9. Kneeling in front, from left, are Paolo Cravedi, managing director at Alessi USA; Enrique Reyes, an IIDA board member, and Dennis Krause, senior vice president at IIDA.
Winners of the IIDA Best Interiors of Latin America and the Caribbean were honored in a reception at the Conrad Miami on Monday. I was pleased to join IIDA Senior Vice President Dennis Krause, Hon. IIDA, in celebrating 15 total projects as winners and honorable mentions. The projects are featured exclusively in the December issue of Contract, reaching readers this week. The work is remarkable for its scope of quality and design excellence.
The Best of Competition winner is the office of Casa Rex in Sao Paolo, Brazil, by FGMF Arquitetos. The cover of Contract’s December issue features the Elena Garro Cultural Center in Mexico City, designed by Fernanda Canales + arquitectura 911sc.
Saidee Springall del Villar and Jose Castillo Olea of arquitectura 911sc with their certificate for winning Best of Category for Cultural / Institutional / Educational projects for the Elena Garro Cultural Center. The project is on the cover of the December issue of Contract, which Saidee is holding.
From left: John Czarnecki, Eva Fernandez of Gensler, Carlos Valera of Gensler, Walter Trujillo of Gensler, Enrique Reyes of the IIDA board of directors, and Paolo Cravedi of Alessi. Gensler took an honorable mention for the design of Sheraton in San Jose, Costa Rica.
John Czarnecki (left) and Enrique Reyes (right) with Ana Lucia Molina de Borrayo, Mauricio Barillas, and Jose Pablo Labbe of Studio Domus in Guatemala City, Guatemala. The firm won an honorable mention for the Fox International Channels Guatemala office.