It's that time of year! The 2018 World Architecture Festival and INSIDE World Festival of Interiors competitions are officially in full swing at RAI Amsterdam. As the sister event to the WAF, the INSIDE competition celebrates the best projects in the global interior design scene from the last 12 months. Thousands of attendees from around the world get to see the competition results unfold before their eyes.
Today, the Day One INSIDE winners for the Health, Education, Offices and Retail categories were announced. By the end of the competition, one category winner will be crowned the World Interior of the Year. (And if you haven't seen them yet, check out the World Architecture Festival Day One winners here.)
Health Winner: Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (Chicago, USA) by HDR + Gensler + Clive Wilkinson Architects
Jury comment: “An ‘exceptional’ project because it challenges and places patient care at the center of the design process, also able to break away from the historically rigid structure of institutional health care buildings.”
Retail Winner: BLANK (Shanghai, China) by Hangzhou AN Interior Design Co.
Jury comment: ““Through the insertion of cleverly, seductively shaped sculptural elements, the architect has manipulated space to deliver intimacy, drama and delight”.
Retail - Highly commended: NikeLab CHI (Chicago, USA) by RUFproject
Office Winner: The Department Store (London, UK) by Squire and Partners
Jury comment: “A respectful design that responds to the heritage building, peeling back layers to reveal its original detail”.
Office - Joint highly commended:
Logistic Republic Automation Warehouse Between Machine, Between Human (Taipei, Taiwan) by JC Architecture
Frasers Property Australia Head Office (Rhodes, Australia) by BVN
Education Winner: B Campus (Shanghai, China) by AIM Architecture
Jury comment: “The unlimited material palette paired with subtle colour shifts, that flood important spaces, make for a joyful experience for the users”.
Stay tuned for the Day Two winners' announcement tomorrow.
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