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Shortlist announced for World Interior of the Year 2018

Netherlands - Jul 5, 2018 - 04:10   4655 views

INSIDE World Festival of Interiors, the leading global interior design and architecture awards programme and the sister event of the World Architecture Festival, has announced the shortlist of 77 projects that will compete to be crowned World Interior of the Year 2018.

World Architecture Festival and INSIDE World Festival of Interiors will take place in Amsterdam simultaneously between  28-30 November, 2018.

Global company WATG and Wimberly Interiors, Genius Loci from Indonesia, Bjarke Ingels Group's Lego House in Denmark and Studio Chris Fox from Australia and Shanwei Weng from Beijing are listed among this year's shortlist.

Projects from across the globe were entered across nine diverse categories, ranging from health and educational buildings to hotels, bars and restaurants, and residential homes. Hosted alongside the World Architecture Festival (WAF), the event attracts more than 2,000 attendees each year for its three days of talks, awards, exhibitions and fringe events. 

"Once again our finalist judges will have a wealth of good interiors to consider, and it will be a treat to listen to the designers present their ideas live to our international juries and delegates," said Paul Finch, Programme Director of INSIDE World Festival of Interiors.

"This was a pleasing entry in terms both of geographical spread and range of project types."

All nominees will present their projects to distinguished international juries that include Nigel Coates, and Lyndon Neri, Neri & Hu, during the Festival to compete for one of the nine 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 30 Novemberat the Beurs van Berlage.

Scroll down to see the full shortlist for the 2018 INSIDE World Festival of Interiors:

Project Orange - 1 Zhukov, Moscow, Russia, competing in Creative Re-use category

Bars & Restaurants

- Andy Martin Architecture - Fucina Restaurant, London, United Kingdom

- Beijing Fenghemuchen Space Design - Beijing Cangsu Company Headquarters Club, Beijing, China

-  concrete - Harrison Urby - Entrance Café, Harrison, United States of America

- OFFICE AIO - M+ SPACE Beijing, China

- openUU - Mean Noodles, Hong Kong, China

- Shanwei Weng - Grandma's Home Restaurant, Hangzhou,China

- Shanwei Weng - Kerry Centre store of MR.MAIMAi, Hangzhou,China

- Stiff+Trevillion - Bang Bang Oriental Food Hall, London, United Kingdom

- Tengbom - TAKO, Stockholm, Sweden

 - WJ Design - BO SPACE, Hangzhou,China

BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group - LEGO House, Billund, Denmark, competing in Civic, Culture & Transport category

Civic, Culture & Transport

- Beijing Fenghemuchen Space Design - Jurong Library - Jinke Branch, Ju Rong, China

- BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group - LEGO House, Billund, Denmark

- BVN - Australian Embassy, Bangkok, Thailand

- Department of Architecture Co - Thailand Creative and Design Center, Bangkok, Thailand

- i29 interior architects - National Museum of Ceramics Princessehof, Leeuwarden, Netherlands

- Nordic — Office of Architecture - Bergen Airport, Bergen, Norway

- WATG and Wimberly Interiors - Belmond Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, Various locations

 VTN Architects (Vo Trong Nghia Architects) - Nocenco Cafe, Vinh, Vietnam, competing in Creative Re-use category

Creative Re-use

- Chapman Taylor with CL&AA - NOI Techpark, Bolzano, Italy

- Department of Architecture Co - Thailand Creative and Design Center, Bangkok, Thailand

- Project Orange - 1 Zhukov, Moscow, Russia

- Russell & George - Space & Time, Melbourne, Australia

- studio mk27 - Francesc Macià 10 - FM10, Barcelona, Spain

- VTN Architects (Vo Trong Nghia Architects) - Nocenco Cafe, Vinh, Vietnam

New World Development Company - Fleur Pavilia Sales Gallery - the fleur floating island in the city, Hong Kong, China, competing in Display category


- Brigada* - Throwback Tunnel, Zagreb, Croatia

- DOMANI Architectural Concepts - SKY Exhibition Hall, Dongguan City, China

- ecoLogicStudio - Bio.Tech Hut, Astana, Kazakhstan

- JAC studios - Yumin Art Nouveau Collection, Phoenix Jeju, South Korea

- New World Development Company - Fleur Pavilia Sales Gallery - the fleur floating island in the city, Hong Kong, China

- SJB - Aqueous, Sydney, Australia

- Studio Chris Fox - Interloop, Sydney, Australia

- Universal Design Studio - Can Graphic Design Save Your Life?, London, United Kingdom

- Zarch Collaboratives - Sustainable Singapore Gallery, Singapore

Studio Chris Fox - Interloop, Sydney, Australia, competing in Display category

Health & Education

- AIM Architecture - B Campus, Shanghai, China

- Clive Wilkinson Architects - Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, Chicago, United States of America

- PAL Design Group - NUBO Chatswood, Sydney, Australia

- Silver Thomas Hanley with Bates Smart - Bendigo Hospital, Bendigo, Australia

- STUDIO5INDIA - Marvelous Studio, Pune, India


- anySCALE (Beijing) Architecture Design Consultants - Wuyuan Skywells Hotel, Wuyuan, China

- Department of ARCHITECTURE Co. - Mist Hot-spring Hotel, Xuchang, China

- GEO_ID - Hisvahan Hotel, Istanbul, Turkey

- maos design - Orchid Massage Jinhongqiao Branch, Shanghai, China

- Material Creative and Muir Design Solutions - Naumi Hotel Auckland Airport, Auckland, New Zealand

- The Student Hotel Experience Design Team - TSH Campus Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

- Woods Bagot - West Hotel, Sydney, Australia


- BVN - Frasers Property Australia Head Office, Rhodes, Australia

- HKS Architects - Elsely House, Design Studio, London, United Kingdom

- JC Architecture - Logistic Republic Automation Warehouse Between Machine, Between Human, Taipei, Taiwan

- LAUD Architects - LVM Law Chambers, Singapore, Singapore

- PAL Design Group - MOMO Pictures, Beijing, China

- Perkins+Will - Perkins+Will London Office, London, United Kingdom

- Perkins+Will - Skender Construction Chicago office, Chicago, United States of America

- Q-LAB - ONE Headquarters, Tainan City, Taiwan

- S.U.N Design - Lake Hill South, Hangzhou, China

- Squire and Partners - The Department Store, London, United Kingdom

- Studio PKA - The Loft, Mumbai, India

- WJ Design - Y20 SPACE, Hangzhou, China

- XCoD - Unfinished Space, Shanghai, China

Genius Loci - Dharmawangsa House, Jakarta, Indonesia, competing in Residential category


- Genius Loci - Dharmawangsa House, Jakarta, Indonesia

- Hsc Designs - Versatile Decadence - Outhouse Interiors, Ahmedabad, India

- Neil Cownie Architect - Roscommon House, Perth, Australia

- Notan Office - Lincoln, Brussels, Belgium

- Rob Mills Architecture & Interiors - Armadale Residence, Melbourne, Australi

- Shang Yih Interior Design Co - Yat-Sen, Taipei, Taiwan

- SquareWorks - #7, Southlands, Mumbai, India

- Stephanie Kasel Interiors - Stormtrooper, Geneva, Switzerland

- Very Studio | Che Wang Architects - Sunny Apartment, Taichung City, Taiwa

- Wei Yi international design associates - Playland, Taipei, Taiwan

- Yuan Tuo Architecture& interior design - Coarse / Detailed, Taichung City, Taiwan

Waterfrom Design - Molecure Pharmacy, Taichung, Taiwan, competing in Retail category


- 4.4 Design - Anita Dongre Store, New Delhi, India

- AIM Architecture - Harmay, Shanghai, China

- Genius loci - House of Fritz Hansen, Jakarta, Indonesia

- Hangzhou AN Interior Design Co - BLANK, Shanghai, China

- Matsuya Art Works / KTX archiLAB - The Racketectonics Archifixture, Himeji City, Japan

- New World Development Company - Juvil - shop for the city, Guangzhou, China

- RUFproject - NikeLab CHI, Chicago, United States of America

- Waterfrom Design - Molecure Pharmacy, Taichung, Taiwan


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