Dubai-based interior design firm Stickman Tribe took home the award for the best international project of the year for its design of Hotel Jen Beijing.
The second tallest tower in Beijing, which opened its doors in May, Hotel Jen Beijing was tailor designed for the millennial generation, and aimed to create a new-age legacy for the Shangri-La group. Judges felt the project was clever, refreshing and simple.
Labelled a ‘Heaven for Millennials’, judges applauded the design style that “makes this project truly international and unique. The design converses with its audience. Elements of fun and quirkiness are subtly injected into the design without disturbing the sophisticated balance of a hotel.”
Stickman principal and founder Marcos Cain accepted the award saying, “It was five years of amazing hard work and an incredible team and the overall ethos between project and everyone involved. The execution of the contractors was brilliant as well.”
“What this award means is acknowledgment of the level of work and detail that we put into our projects on an international scale. 80% of our projects are international, so it shows and respects what we deliver outside of the borders of the UAE, which is amazing.”
Highly commended in the category, which was sponsored by Grohe and presented by vice president of Grohe Gulf Firas Ibrahim, was Bill the Butcher by ODG. Judges praised the design’s unique mood, created by its overall colour scheme and material choice.
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