INSIDE World Festival of Interiors — currently at full swing in Singapore — has selected its day 1 and 2 award winners from 59 outstanding interior projects accross 12 award categories (we published the award shortlist a few weeks back). The winners will now compete against each to win the award for Best Interior Design of 2013.
The judging panels for the day 1 and 2 awards were composed of Wendy W Fok, director/founder and team member of WE-DESIGNS.ORG, LLC (Architecture); Andrew McCann, creative director of MoreySmith; Chris Lee, creative director of Asylum; Sean Barrington Pearson, Director of RUF Project; Alberto Miceli-Farrugia, partner at Architecture Project; Mien Tan, Director at Shed Asia; Pernilla Ohrstedt, Pernilla Ohrstedt Studio; Shawn Sullivan, Rockwell Group; Koichiro Ikebuchi, Atelier Ikebuchi; Scott Walker, HASSELL; Nicolas Henchoz, EPFL+ECAL Lab; and Ian Moore, Ian Moore Architects.
Scroll down to see the twelve happy category winners. For the complete list of nominees, click here.
Hotels category: Parkroyal on Pickering by WOHA
(Highly commended: Macalister Mansion by Ministry of Design)
"Parkroyal on Pickering by Singapore-based architecture firm WOHA, sees sky-gardens and tropical plants cover a Singapore skyscraper. This new build hotel in the center of the business district sees a luxurious interior meet a breathtaking exterior."
Display category: Hublot Pop-Up Store by Asylum Creative
"Taking advantage of the majestic void space in Paragon Shopping Mall Singapore, Asylum has designed an art installation aptly entitled BIG BANG, which spans across two floors, sweeping impressively across the area. Thousands of “black gems” are hung from the ceiling creating an illusion of a store that has popped up, inviting a sense of excitement and wonder."
Health category: Knowledge Center, St. Olavs Hospital by Nordic Office of Architecture
"The Knowledge Center at St. Olavs Hospital in Trondheim completes the overall scheme for the hospital grounds that has been on-going since the design competition in 1995, and is centrally located in the heart of the development. Designed with a strong emphasis on functionality and usability, the Knowledge Center will provide facilities for both St. Olavs Hospital and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. The building services include outpatient treatment rooms, laboratories, offices, isolated bedposts, ward, library, study rooms, auditoriums, canteen and restaurant."
Shopping Centers category: Emporia by Wingårdh arkitektkontor
"Emporia is first and foremost an urban planning project in which offices, housing, and retail come together in a mixed-use development along Boulevarden and Stationsgatan in Hyllie, on the south side of Malmö."
Creative Re-use category: Dardanel Administration Building by Alatas Architecture & Consulting
"Constructed as a wooden waterside mansion in Tarabya in the 19th Century, this project had numerous structural problems and had lost its historical value due to improper restoration during the 1980s. Alatas Architecture & Consulting commenced the redesign by stripping the building back to its original structure whilst catering for 21st Century living. Modern technology, steel structural reinforcement against earthquakes and the removal of the concrete staircase replaced with a transparent staircase and elevator also allowed for the maintenance of the horizontal and vertical communication between each floor."
Residential category: Carrer Avinyó by David Kohn Architects
"The refurbished apartment on Carrer Avinyó in the Barrio Gotico of Barcelona features an open plan living room, indoor balconies and three bedrooms. The decorative floor tiles - made up of 25 different designs - offer a splash of color to the space. Their gradual change in tone loosely defines the realms of each occupant, with the green tiles surrounding a stack of two bedrooms and the red tiles framing a kitchen with a bedroom above."
Bars and Restaurants category: Ammo Bar + Restaurant by WANG
"Built by the British army in the mid-19th Century in Hong Kong, the former explosives magazine compound is a culturally and historically significant site. Copper appears as a predominant material in the restaurant space – a material commonly found in machine rooms and industrial settings. The bunker-like ceiling is supported by copper ribs and lit warmly to further reference the explosives magazine history. Luxurious materials such as leather, velvet and silk were chosen to offset the hard-edged custom fixtures and detailing found in the design."
Transport category: Barrakka Lift by Architecture Project
(Highly recommended: Sydney Cruise Terminal by Johnson Pilton Walker Architects)
"The 20-story-high elevator transports residents and visitors in the Maltese capital Valletta from the recently restored harbor to the top of the city's fortified walls. International practice Architecture Project designed the lift as part of the regeneration of Valletta's former port into a cruise ship terminal. A lift was originally built on the site in 1905 to connect the port with the city, but became redundant and was dismantled in the 1980s."
Culture category: Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp, fjmt + Archimedia (Architects in Association)
"fjmt in association with Archimedia were awarded this important project following an international design competition. The culturally significant project will provide an urban focus, diverse cultural experience and create a unique opportunity to reveal and interpret the history of the site and to revitalize an important part of the city. The project incorporates contemporary and heritage buildings, new entry forecourt, flexible atrium/function space and new and refurbished gallery areas that will double the gallery’s curatorial capacity, and an array of international state-of-the art back-of house areas."
Also winning projects in their respective categories were:
Education category: DPS Kindergarten School by Khosla Associates
"The brief called for Khosla Associates to design a franchise for a popular north Indian school chain called Delhi Public School. The practice created an efficient modular system to be used as building blocks, looking at the basic module of a 700sqft classroom (35ft x 20 ft.) that could be repeated horizontally, or stacked one atop the other. The classrooms on either side flank an 8ft wide single loaded corridor and open up to a central open- to-sky courtyard."
Office category: Clemenger BBDO by HASSELL
(Highly recommended: Google Japan by Klein Dytham Architects)
"Advertising and marketing agency Clemenger BBDO’s new Sydney office facilitates a culture of inclusiveness, stimulates creative thinking and inspires knowledge sharing by providing an open plan environment that is permeable, honest and flexible. It is a workplace that enables the business to operate at its best by drawing on diversity to stimulate innovation and new ways of working. The design approach adapts a hybrid of two relatively individual design attitudes – clean lines representing clarity of idea, while an industrial aesthetic reinforces a hands-on approach to work."
Shops category: Tashya by charged voids
"The jewellery and trousseau store is situated in one of the bay showrooms of the city in a hub of jewelry and women's clothing shops. The design concept revives traditional Indian craft practices and integrate them with modern construction techniques. The result is a contemporary store with the ethnicity of traditional Indian clothing using a blend of traditional materials including copper and mild steel doors and cladding along with handcrafted wooden paneling and custom made furniture."
Photos courtesy of INSIDE World Festival of Interiors.