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CDF Macau, Cotai | 51st International Design Competition Winner

CDF Macau, Cotai NELSON Worldwide and China Duty-Free Group

Photography: Otto Lou, China Duty Free Macau Limited; Macau

China Duty Free Group is the country’s leading duty-free retailer with more than 200 shops across China. Its new store occupies more than 80,000 sq. ft. and its surrealist design echoes the Grand Lisboa Palace’s ‘Fantasy Garden’ theme.

Designed to invoke splendor and luxury, the NELSON Worldwide team’s dreamy, modern space delivers an ultra-contemporary shopping experience for post-pandemic mainland tourists. The shop offers a 2400-sq-ft. VIP area — its first member lounge in Hong Kong and Macau — providing personalized shopping.

Judges found the space elegant and open – with plenty of visual interest including materials and finishes that set each space apart.

General Contractor San Terart Decoration Design and Engineering, Macau

Suppliers Lighting Partners Asia (Hong Kong) Company Limited, Kwun Tong (lighting)


51st International Design Award Winners

The Class of 2021 includes:

Bloomie’s, Fairfield, Va. CDF Macau, Cotai Citi, New York City Empório Santa Maria, São Paulo FIKA Herbal Goods, Toronto Grand Central Mimico, Etobicoke House of Rituals, Body & Mind Spa, Amsterdam The Hyundai Seoul, Seoul Johnnie Walker, Edinburgh M&M’s, Berlin MAPCO, Sevierville, Tenn. Madison Décor Studio, North York NHL, New York City Puma, New York City Todd Snyder, New York City Treat, JKF International Airport – Store of the Year St. Marche, São Paulo Shinsegae Art Science, Daejeon Wilson, New York City

You can see the entire awards presentation here.

The 51st International Design Awards was sponsored by Little, BHDP, Cadan Photography, and IA, Interior Architects.

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