The last six category winners have been revealed on Day Two of the 2016 INSIDE: World Festival of Interiors. As the World Architecture Festival's just-as-competitive sister event, the competition celebrates the best projects in the international interior design scene from within the last 12 months. Selected from the 63 shortlisted projects, all nine category winners will now compete to be crowned as the 2016 World Interior of the Year. The overall winner will be revealed tomorrow.
In case you missed it, here are the first three category winners.
Scroll down to see the Day Two projects that won in Civic, Culture and Transport; Display; Health & Education ;Residential; Creative Re-Use; and Hotels.
(cover image) HOTELS: Puro Hotel by OHLAB/ Oliver Hernaiz Architecture Lab
“OHLAB/Oliver Hernaiz Architecture Lab’s Puro Hotel won the hotly contested Hotels category. Situated in the historic quarter of Palma de Mallorca, the hotel has an irregular configuration, adapting to the different existing buildings of the neighbourhood to create unique a space where each room is different. The judges said that ‘the architect showed an unique approach of developing and designing a ‘kit of parts’ to create a concept but very detailed solution’.”
CIVIC, CULTURE AND TRANSPORT: York Theatre Royal by De Matos Ryan
“This project was deemed to unlock the potential of the site, opening the theatre’s doors to a wider community. Housing a welcoming street-facing café that is clearly visible from the outside to draw people in, the building’s Victorian colonnade has been glazed to give an animated face to the street, akin to a storefront. The judges commented the project for the way it“stood out for the amount of research the practice had done into the history of the building — which creatively informed the designer’s proposals’. The introduction of raised seating to the stand and extension of aspects of the 1968 Patrick Gweynne scheme into the Victorian foyers were two elements that were particularly appreciated.”
CREATIVE RE-USE: Baradari City Palace by Studio Lotus
“Studio Lotus were invited by the royal family of Jaipur to redevelop the 14,000 sq.f.t area of the former palace café in Rajasthan as a fine dining destination. The new intervention reinterprets traditional crafts of Jaipur – bespoke casting and foundry work - in a contemporary manner. The judges felt that this project represents an adaptive balance between archaeology and the contemporary – symbolising a new idea within the historic, palatial India.”
HEALTH & EDUCATION: by OHLAB/Oliver Hernaiz Architecture Lab
In their second INSIDE category win, OHLAB won the Health and Education category with the Emardental Clinic in Mallorca. “The hospital offers a warm welcome, with oak finishes and soft tones, to guide patients around the space. The project has been designed with sensitivity to lighting and the highest attention to detail. The judges felt that there was a beautiful play between privacy and transparency, and commented that ‘the textures and materials used give the space a sense of security and trust’.”
RESIDENTIAL: Indigo Slam by Smart Design Studio
“This private home in Chippendale, Sydney, is part of the neighbourhood’s reinvention as an artistic and cultural hub. The project’s façade of sculpted concrete, serene living spaces and spacious halls, creates a dynamic interplay of space and light. The judges commended the project for ‘working with classic architectural elements such as light, texture and space sequences with an impressive care for detail‘.”
DISPLAY: The Cut, stand design for Kvadrat by Neri & Hu Design & Research Office
“Designed for Salone del Mobile, the Neri&Hu reinterpreted the classic furniture fair stand and transformed the space into an emotionally charged zone to intuitively affect each visitor on a primal level. The project was felt to stand out for it’s combination of displayed Kvadrat fabrics with a bold spatial strategy and distinct visitor experience. Judges said “the fabric was used with roof lights in an unexpected and delightful way.” Neri&Hu also won the Bars & Restaurants category in Day One.
All photos and quoted text courtesy of the INSIDE: World Festival of Interiors.
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