INSIDE World Festival of Interiors has today announced the best interior designs of 2018 across the categories of Health, Education, Offices and Retail. The annual awards, which started today at RAI Amsterdam, encompass the best interior designs from the past 12 months from around the globe. The four category winners announced today are:
Winner: Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (Chicago, USA) by HDR + Gensler + Clive Wilkinson Architects. Judges described the project as 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.
Winner: B Campus (Shanghai, China) by AIM Architecture. “The unlimited material palette paired with subtle colour shifts, that flood important spaces, make for a joyful experience for the users” said the judges.
Winner: The Department Store (London, UK) by Squire and Partners
“A respectful design that responds to the heritage building, peeling back layers to reveal its original detail” said the judges.
Joint highly commended: Logistic Republic Automation Warehouse Between Machine, Between Human (Taipei, Taiwan) by JC Architecture AND Frasers Property Australia Head Office (Rhodes, Australia) by BVN
Winner: BLANK (Shanghai, China) by Hangzhou AN Interior Design Co
“Through the insertion of cleverly, seductively shaped sculptural elements, the architect has manipulated space to deliver intimacy, drama and delight” said the judges.
Highly commended: NikeLab CHI (Chicago, USA) by RUFproject
The four category winners were announced at the end of day one at INSIDE – World Festival of Interiors and will be followed by a further six category winners tomorrow. The ten category winners will then go head-to-head on the final day of the event this Friday to be named World Interior of the Year 2018.
As well as the INSIDE Awards programme, visitors to the festival are able to experience an in-depth talks programme exploring this year’s theme of ‘Identity’ examining how crossover design is transforming how we live, work and play. The speaking programme features international interior designers including India Mahdavi, Eva Jiřičná, Partner (AI – DESIGN), Nigel Coates, Christina Seilern and Maria Warner Wong.
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About INSIDE – World Festival of Interiors
Held in Amsterdam from 28-30 November 2018 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. After a hard fought 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 30 November held at the prestigious Beurs van Berlage.
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