See which projects are one step closer to being crowned “World Interior of the Year 2014”.
7 July, 2014
Top image: Formerly housing the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, the cluster of historical buildings along Middle Road in Singapore have been redesigned by SCDA Architects to house the new National Design Centre. Shortlisted in the Civic, Culture & Transport category. See our feature here.
INSIDE World Festival of Interiors have announced the nominees that will go head-to-head in the annual competition to find the “World Interior of the Year”.
To be held once again at Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands, this year’s INSIDE consists of 60 shortlisted projects from 21 countries and across nine diverse categories, namely: Civic, Culture & Transport; Bars & Restaurants; Creative Re-use; Display; Health & Education; Hotels; Offices; Residential; and Retail.
In the retail category, OpenAir Studio’s Just Cavalli concept store in Bangkok sees walls, shelving and installations created from rusted metal, in reflection of the brand’s identity.
A common theme of fee-flow work environments, employee interaction and break-out zones is seen across the office and education categories. The office of new tech company Sahibinden by Erginoğlu&Çalışlar Architecture in Turkey, for example, sees work and play combine with an open-plan office, running track and basketball court.
Re-use and redesign is also a recurring subject in this year’s submissions, going beyond entries in the category itself. There’s the new and improved design of the famous Christopher’s restaurant in Covent Garden, London by De Matos Ryan; the transformation of a bank basement by Joyce Wang into hip restaurant Mott32 in Hong Kong (see our feature here); and the Camper showroom in Shanghai, which sees Neri&Hu design a two-storey ‘house’ inside an old warehouse.
On this year’s shortlist, Paul Finch, Programme Director of World Architecture Festival and INSIDE has this to say: “Once again, the submissions cover an excellent geographical range, with entries from most continents, reflecting the very different expectations of clients and design approaches around the world.”
INSIDE World Festival of Interiors will be held from 1 – 3 October 2014. For more information and the full shortlist, visit insidefestival.com. INSIDE is colocated with the World Architecture Festival.
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