CRAB studio’s Abedian School of Architecture and Clive Wilkinson’s “endless” office table are two of four INSIDE Awards winners announced on day two of the World Festival of Interiors in Singapore. The projects join a complete list of nine category winners, all of which will be considered for the “World Interior of the Year” title.
See what was considered the best creative re-use project, civic center, education and office building after the break.
BEST of Civic, Culture and Transport: CINE TIMES; Hong Kong / One Plus Partnership Limited
The design of Cine Times traces back to the roots of filmmaking, in an age where movies are rapidly changing with new technologies One Plus Partnership set out to subtly remind visitors of the original black and white pictures of the 19th century. Free flowing walls symbolise the rolls of film with thin breaks reminiscent of the breaking and reunifying the rolls of film. Lights fill every void and hang in multiple directions from the ceiling, allowing visitors to imagine themselves as the star of the movie they are about to see.
BEST of Creative Re-use: Sustainable Industries Education Centre - Tonsley Tafe; Adelaide, Australia / MPH Architects
The Sustainable Industries Education Centre (SIEC) - Tonsley Tafe project is an initiative of the South Australian government to reduce operating costs of the TafeSA’s Building and Construction Trade Training programs. The scheme sets out to consolidate five aging campuses into a single contemporary site. The new facility is an example of adaptive re-use on a major scale, as 90 per cent of the existing steel structure has been retained and a new flexible and adaptable education facility have been created to provides opportunities for innovation and displays of students’ work. The internal layout successfully provides a variety of spaces for student learning and glazed partitioning is used throughout to maximise the showcasing of work. The internal design surrounds two intersecting streets that separate the public areas and the teaching and learning spaces.
BEST of Education and Health: Abedian School of Architecture, Bond University; Gold Coast, Australia / CRAB studio
The Abedian School of Architecture is located on the Bond University campus designed in the 1980s by Arata Isozaki. The building is a long, airy structure split over three levels articulated by a series of rooms that allow for relaxation areas and breakout work areas. The judges commended the project for adding a "sense of theatre to an education environment."
BEST of Offices: The Barbarian Group; New York, USA / Clive Wilkinson Architects
This radically simplified office concept features an "endless" table that enables the entire office to sit at one free-flowing circular desk. At key locations the desk rises to allow casual meeting spaces in grotto-esque areas under the table. Made up of 870 unique plywood panels, the table equates to a 4,400 square foot surface.
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