The Qantas Singapore Lounge is officially an award-winner, having taken out first place in its category at the Seventh Annual International Design Awards.
The lounge, which was the first to follow Qantas' new international lounge blueprint later rolled out in Hong Kong and most recently Los Angeles, snared top spot in the Professional Interior Design category.
The award is shared between lounge designers Felice Carlino of Sumu Design, David Caon from Caon Studio Australia and Pei Yin Loh fro PDM International Singapore.
The judging panel of the International Design Awards cited the Qantas Singapore Lounge as "celebrating the vibrant nature of the Singapore outdoor hawker centre dining and its chic lifestyle. The aim was to encapsulate the atmosphere, lifestyle and everyday life of Singapore."
That nod to Singapore's iconic hawker centres touch includes the large communal dining room...
... and the open grill cooking station which serves up fresh 'plate of the day' specials.
"The layered textual and spacial design provides customers with a varied and relaxed atmosphere with unique lounge features", adding that the lounge "has been best described as a hotel without the rooms".
"Some Singaporean local elements, like Peranakan floor tiles were incorporated to the reception area, a link to Singapore heritage and old shop-houses."
"A touch of greenery and the use of timber finishes and bamboo floor which reflects the nature and warmth of Singapore."
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