announced: Hong Kong restaurant, formerly a bank vault for Chinese heirlooms, scoops top design award
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INSIDE World Festival of Interiors, the leading global interior design and architecture awards programme, has today announced that a shortlist of 63 projects will compete to be crowned World Interior of the Year 2016.
Projects from across the globe were entered across nine diverse categories, ranging from grand civic spaces and hospitals to transportation hubs, bars, clubs and shops. Hosted alongside the World Architecture Festival (WAF), the Festival attracts in excess of 2,000 attendees annually for three days of talks, awards, exhibitions and fringe events.
The theme for INSIDE 2016 is ‘Fluid Interiors’ and will explore how crossover design is transforming how we live, work and play. An in-depth talks programme will explore this topic and debate the implications for interior architecture and design regarding the increasing fluidity of uses, as the boundaries between workplace, home and leisure spaces become blurred.
Shortlisted designers reflect the global reach of the awards and include Eight Inc. (USA), Draft (Japan), Kerry Phelan Design Office (Australia). noa* - network of architecture (Italy), OHLab (Spain), Rosan Bosch Studio (Denmark), Studio Lotus (India) and studioMK27 (Brazil). Chinese practice Neri&Hu Design and Research Office can celebrate as the practice with the most shortlisted projects, four in total, while fellow Chinese practice One Plus Partnership and Australians BVN achieve three shortlisted projects apiece.
All nominees will present their projects to distinguished international juries during the Festival to compete for one of the nine, coveted INSIDE category awards. Open to all Festival attendees the presentations are followed by a live exchange between the designers and jurors. The overall winner of the World Interior of the Year will be announced at an exclusive gala dinner on 18 November.
Additional highlights on this year’s shortlist include:
For more information please visit: www.insidefestival.com/2016-shortlist
Images of the full shortlist can be downloaded at the following Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/0hcuu3pviok4uz3/AACC3rDY1OsU9kvr2XUAl2G3a?dl=0
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1 INSIDE’s judges:
|Juergen Mayer||J. Mayer H. Architecture Design and Research||Germany|
|Nynke Tynagel||Studio Job||Netherlands|
|Clive Wilkinson||Clive Wilkinson Architects||USA|
|Sigurd Larsen||Sigurd Larsen - Design and Architecture||Germany / Denmark|
|Werner Aisslinger||studio aisslinger||Germany|
|Joyce Wang||Joyce Wang Studio||Hong Kong|
|Virginia Lung||One Plus Partnership||China|
|Jason Flanagan||Flanagan Lawrence||UK|
|Nik Karalis||Woods Bagot|| |
About INSIDE - World Festival of Interiors
Held in Berlin from 16-18 November alongside World Architecture Festival, INSIDE is where the global design community meets to be inspired by the latest and greatest in global interior design and architecture. Over three days INSIDE shines a spotlight on the people, projects and developments that are changing the face of global interiors. At INSIDE’s heart is a global awards programme, which will be judged by more than 20 distinguished designers and editors from around the world. Finalists that are shortlisted across nine categories will present their project in person to international judging panels. In a hard fought-over battle, one practice will win the ultimate accolade of World Interior of the Year, which will be presented at a Gala Dinner awards ceremony on the evening of Friday 18 November.
Award categories:Health & Education