Koichi Takada Architects - Sydney


Interior Design Excellence Awards 2015


26 November 2015


Winner, Retail Category: East Village
PAYCE with Koichi Takada Architects & Turner


The Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) 2015, Australia’s premier awards program for interior designers and architects, has nominated East Village as the winner of the retail category.

East Village urban marketplace has already taken out the Gold Award at the A’Design Awards, has won the Best Retail and Commercial Development category of the Urban Design Institute of Australia (UDIA) Awards and the Mixed Use category of the Sydney Design Awards, and has been shortlisted for numerous national and international awards such as the World Interior News Awards.

“It’s wonderful to receive this latest accolade and I am thankful to have had the opportunity to be involved in such an outstanding and vibrant development”, says Koichi Takada.

“I thank Brian Boyd and Dominic Sullivan at PAYCE for their passion and confidence that we could achieve something very special and unique on the site. From the outset, we worked closely with Nick Turner from Turner to ensure the design elements flowed seamlessly between the residential and retail precincts.

“East Village was a great collaborative effort by a very enthusiastic group of people who were inspired by the great marketplaces around the globe to create an exciting place to shop, dine and meet with friends in a warm, cosy atmosphere. We set out to challenge the common perception of retail shopping by introducing down-to-earth materials to express organic beauty and to enhance the public space.

“The ‘Forests’ theme came from the decision to make the columns within the public areas an architectural feature, hence the spectacular ‘tree’ canopies that introduce raw elements and add to the shopper and dining experience.  We were also conscious of the environmentally sustainable credentials required of the project and the need to carefully select materials that would contribute to its 5 star green rating.”

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