In the Exterior Hotel Category, a Bali architectural firm, Inspiral Architecture and Design Studios, has won a UNESCO Prix Versailles Award 2021, in both Continental Europe and Global Divisions.
The recognition as one of the world’s top sustainable architectural companies was presented in recognition of
the innovative design of the Ulaman Eco Retreat in Buwit, Tabanan, Bali. This is the first time an Indonesian company has won this prestigious award.
The Prix Versailles Honors is the world’s premier architecture and design award. Nominations and winners are based on the mantra: Inspiration, progress, and inclusion.
The awards are reserved for airports, campuses, passenger stations, sports facilities, shops and stores, shopping malls, and hotels.
The award for Inspiral’s Architects was bestowed in December 2021.
Inspiral Architecture and Design Studios, founded in Bali in 2009, has projects in Indonesia, Australia, the UK, Nepal, and India. The Bali company has a team of highly creative architects, engineers, and artisans. Their services include architectural design, interior design, MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) design, and structural engineering.
Through an applied research and design approach, Inspiral Architecture and Design Studios pursue advanced methods of bio-responsive construction combining SIP (session, initiation, protocol) technology, prefabrication, lightweight structures, earth building, bamboo expertise, and composite eco-materials – along with polymer and basalt reinforcement. The result is eco-friendly, sustainable, and durable building structures with a low carbon footprint and suitable for the environment.
Inspiral’s practices are highly respected in the region for their holistically-oriented and ecologically-aware architectural achievements in the luxury and public sectors, enjoying multiple recognition through prestigious international accolades. Founder and Director Charlie Hearn regularly speaks at academic and industry conferences on improving building techniques and selecting materials for sustainable architectural practice to better planet Earth.
Currently, Inspiral Architecture and Design Studios are working on several prestigious projects, including:
- Ulaman Eco Retreat’s second phase
- Nyanyi.co Beachside Performing Arts Venue and Community Centrepoint
- Rajah Luxury Residence
- The Trinity Point Marina Restaurant in Sydney, Australia.