IIDA Award Italy 2020

Italy International
Design Award 2021
Sino Italian International
Design Exchange Exhibition

Sino Italian
Design Award 2021


2020 is not only the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Italy, but also the year when China's "Thirteenth Five-Year Plan" ends. The two sides expressed their willingness to continue the momentum of regular high-level exchanges of visits and jointly plan for the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries in 2020. China and Italy believe that cooperation in the field of cultural and creative industries has broad prospects and are willing to further enhance the level of cooperation through the China-Italy cultural cooperation mechanism.

Andrea Branzi

Andrea Branzi, architect and designer, born in 1938 in Florence, where he graduated in 1966; he lives and works in Milan since 1973.
From 1964 to 1974 he was member of the group Archizoom Associati, first vanguard group internationally recognized, whose projects are preserved at Centro Studi e Archivio della Comunicazione of Parma University; his graduation thesis and other projects are preserved at Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, CSAC in Parma, FRAC in Orleans.
He has been editor of the magazine MODO and co-founder and director of Domus Academy, first international post-graduate school of design.
Author of many books about history and theory of design, he has been curator of many exhibitions in this field.
In 1987 he has received the Compasso d’Oro award for his career.
He works in industrial and experimental design, architecture, urban planning, education and cultural promotion.
Until 2009 He was professor at the third Faculty of Architecture of Politecnico di Milano, and President of the Course of Interior Design.
He is member of Italian Design Council instituted by the Minister of Cultural Activities.
Scientific curator of the Triennale Design Museum, he has collaborated with the main brands of Italian Design (Alessi, Cassina, Zanotta, Poltronova, Olivari, Danese, Magis).
In May 2008 he received the Laurea Honoris Causa in Design by Università della Sapienza in Rome and in the same year he was named Honorary Member of the Royal Design for Industry in London.
In 2018 he has been awarded the Rolf Shock Prize by the Royal Academy of Art and Sciences in Stockholm.
He has lectured in Italy, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, United States, Brazil, Argentina, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Thailand.

Jury Coordinator
Mauricio Cardenas Laverde

He graduated from the school of architecture, University of Los Andes, with a master's degree from Syracuse University and a Ph.D. in sustainable design from the Polytechnic University of Milan. During his career, he has worked in top international offices, such as Meiji Watanabe & Associates in Tokyo, Renzo Piano architecture studio in Paris, and head of ArupFaçade engineering team in Milan. In 2004, Studio Cardenas Conscious Design was founded in Milan, which conducts creative research, the use of sustainable materials and the development of innovative building technologies. In 2011, the Bootech dry hanging bamboo building system was awarded the "Italian innovator" award by the Italian innovation and technology promotion agency. He was once a professor of Milan Polytechnic University and a visiting professor of Tongji University in Shanghai

Jury Members
2021 submit work

The 2021 China-Italy International Design Exchange Exhibition and the Italian "IIDA AWARD" International Design Awards Awards Ceremony are planned to be held on June 2021 in Milan, Italy. (The specific time and place are to be determined.) The winners will be announced by the comprehensive evaluation of the Italian international judging panel and the final results will be announced. The Italian "IIDA AWARD" international design judging panel and special guests will issue certificates and trophies for the winning designers.

IIDA Award Category 1
All applicants for award selection must carefully fill in the application form for the first 2021 China-Italy International Design Exchange Exhibition and the Italian "IIDA AWARD" International Design Award (for details, please refer to Annex I), and prepare the works for evaluation. Entries are submitted by the China-Italy International Design Exchange Exhibition Organizing Committee to the Italian International Jury for the application form and the relevant descriptions of the participating design works in Chinese and English (maximum 1000 words). After receiving the application, preliminary evaluation results of international judges will be given within working days. .
Note: The application form and related works must be written in Chinese and English.
IIDA Award Category 2
After submitting the application materials, all the participants will pay the registration fee of 130€ (the VIP member of China International Interior Design Network is exempted from paying the registration fee). After the work has passed the preliminary review, the organizing committee will issue a finalist notice, and the participants will receive, then the remaining balance shall be paid within 3 working days after the finalist notification. If the work passes the preliminary review and does not participate in the final evaluation of the award due to personal reasons, the registration fee will not be refunded. If the work fails the preliminary review by the jury, the registration fee will be refunded in full.
Activity Time

In September, 2021


Milan, Italy

Event Sponsor

China-Italy International Design Exchange Exhibition Organizing Committee
China International Interior Design Network

Event co-organizer

China culture center, Milan, Italy
China Europe International design Association

Academic Support

Polytechnic University of Milan,Italy
School of fashion design, New Academy of Fine Arts in Milan, Italy
Palermo Academy of Fine Arts

Media Support

Sina, Sohu, Netease, People's Daily, China.com, Phoenix.com and nearly 100 Chinese and Italian media