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World Architecture Festival and INSIDE World Festival of Interiors 2019 Launches its Global Awards Programme

04:30 - 8 March, 2019
World Architecture Festival and INSIDE World Festival of Interiors 2019 Launches its Global Awards Programme, © Darren Soh. ImageWorld Building of the Year 2018, supported by GROHE: WOHA Architects - Kampung Admiralty, Singapore
© Darren Soh. ImageWorld Building of the Year 2018, supported by GROHE: WOHA Architects - Kampung Admiralty, Singapore

The search has begun for the world’s best building, as the World Architecture Festival launches its annual global awards programme. The 12th edition of the festival will take place in Amsterdam from the 4th to 6th December, where more than 550 architectural and design practices from over 68 countries are expected to compete for category and overall prizes.

Alongside the World Architecture Festival sits its sister festival; INSIDE - World Festival of Interiors. INSIDE is a feast of creativity, inspiration and knowledge for the interiors industry and is now open for awards entries. Comprising the most original and exciting interiors from the last 12 months, projects can be entered across nine diverse categories.

PRODUCE Workshop's "Fabricwood" Named World's Best Interior of 2017

18:30 - 17 November, 2017
PRODUCE Workshop's "Fabricwood" Named World's Best Interior of 2017, Overall & Display Winner: Fabricwood; Singapore / PRODUCE Workshop. Image Courtesy of World Architecture Festival
Overall & Display Winner: Fabricwood; Singapore / PRODUCE Workshop. Image Courtesy of World Architecture Festival

PRODUCE Workshop's flexible plywood "Shop-in-Shop" interior for Herman Miller at the XTRA flagship store in Singapore has been named the world's best interior of 2017 at the INSIDE World Festival of Interiors, which took place alongside the 2017 World Architecture Festival in Berlin. The overall winner was selected from a list of 9 nine category winners announced over the first two days of the event, which themselves were selected from a shortlist of 78 projects.

Dubbed "Fabricwood" by its designers, the winning space comprises a 20-meter arched structure constructed of plywood panels modeled to give the appearance of fabric. The installation was also the winner of the Display category.

Last year's top honors were awarded to Hangzhou AN Interior's Black Cant System.

Read on to see all of the category winners.

Hangzhou AN Interior's Black Cant System Named World's Best Interior of 2016

17:18 - 18 November, 2016
Hangzhou AN Interior's Black Cant System Named World's Best Interior of 2016, Winner of 2016 World Interior of the Year: Black Cant System - HEIKE fashion brand concept store (Hangzhou, China) / Hangzhou AN Interior Design. Image via World Festival of Interiors
Winner of 2016 World Interior of the Year: Black Cant System - HEIKE fashion brand concept store (Hangzhou, China) / Hangzhou AN Interior Design. Image via World Festival of Interiors

Hangzhou AN Interior Design's design for the retail brand Heike has been named the world's best interior of 2016. Announced at the INSIDE World Festival of Interiors in Berlin, which took place alongside the World Architecture Festival, the winner of the prize was selected from among 9 category winners, which in turn were picked out of a shortlist totaling 62 projects. The Black Cant System was also the winner of the retail category.

Described by the designers as a "glum interior" with a "futuristic melancholy atmosphere" for the retail brand, the centerpiece of the design is a large, dark wedge housing many of the store's functional components such as fitting rooms and staircases.

Read on for more images of, and for the full list of category winners.

Winner of 2016 World Interior of the Year: Black Cant System - HEIKE fashion brand concept store (Hangzhou, China) / Hangzhou AN Interior Design. Image via World Festival of Interiors Winner of 2016 World Interior of the Year: Black Cant System - HEIKE fashion brand concept store (Hangzhou, China) / Hangzhou AN Interior Design. Image via World Festival of Interiors Winner of 2016 World Interior of the Year: Black Cant System - HEIKE fashion brand concept store (Hangzhou, China) / Hangzhou AN Interior Design. Image via World Festival of Interiors Winner of 2016 World Interior of the Year: Black Cant System - HEIKE fashion brand concept store (Hangzhou, China) / Hangzhou AN Interior Design. Image via World Festival of Interiors + 13

62 Projects Shortlisted for INSIDE World Interior of the Year 2016

13:00 - 18 July, 2016
62 Projects Shortlisted for INSIDE World Interior of the Year 2016, Courtesy of Unknown
Courtesy of Unknown

INSIDE World Festival of Interiors has announced the over 60 nominees being considered for the World Interior of the Year 2016 award. Occurring alongside the World Architecture Festival, INSIDE celebrates of the most original and exciting interiors.

Nominations in the 9 categories include projects from across the globe. From bars and retail spaces to schools and hotels, the nominees will present their projects live during the festival in November. Read on for a complete list of the shortlisted projects and check out all of the projects in the image gallery.

March Studio's Hotel Lobby in Australia Named World's Best Interior of 2015

14:00 - 9 November, 2015
March Studio's Hotel Lobby in Australia Named World's Best Interior of 2015, Winner: Hotel Hotel Lobby and Nishi Grand Stair Interior / March Studio. Image Courtesy of March Studio
Winner: Hotel Hotel Lobby and Nishi Grand Stair Interior / March Studio. Image Courtesy of March Studio

The "fragmented" lobby of Australia's Hotel Hotel in Canberra by March Studio has been named World Interior of the Year 2015. Announced at the INSIDE World Festival of Interiors in Singapore, concurrently with the World Architecture Festival's Building of the Year award, the winning project was selected over 100 nominated and 50 shortlisted projects for being the best global interior completed within the last 12 months. It also took top prize in the award's hotel category.

The project has created a "Bilbao effect" that has helped rejuvenate the area, said the judges. Adding, it's a "masterful integration of different spaces into a seamless and delightful interior."

50 Projects Shortlisted for World Interior of the Year 2015

15:47 - 23 June, 2015
50 Projects Shortlisted for World Interior of the Year 2015, Medibank Workplace; Melbourne / HASSELL. Image Courtesy of INSIDE
Medibank Workplace; Melbourne / HASSELL. Image Courtesy of INSIDE

INSIDE World Festival of Interiors has announced the 50 nominees being considered for the World Interior of the Year 2015 award. Running concurrently with the World Architecture Festival, INSIDE comprises of the most original and exciting interiors from the last 12 months.

Nominations have poured in from 16 countries that span four continents across the nine diverse categories that make up the awards. Among those competing are two dentistries, a music arena, two cinemas and a global TV studio. All nominees will compete in the form of live presentations and debates to a distinguished jury during the festival in November. Read on for a complete list of the shortlisted projects.

Shepherd's Bush Pavilion Hotel; London / Flanagan Lawrence. Image Courtesy of INSIDE New Rock World Ktv; X / Inspiration Group. Image Courtesy of INSIDE Uralchem Headquarters; Moscow / Luis Pedra Silva - Pedra Silva Architects. Image Courtesy of INSIDE Melbourne School of Design, The University of Melbourne; Melbourne / John Wardle Architects and NADAAA in collaboration. Image Courtesy of INSIDE + 12

Joyce Wang’s Hong Kong Restaurant Named World’s Best Interior of 2014

00:00 - 3 October, 2014
Joyce Wang’s Hong Kong Restaurant Named World’s Best Interior of 2014 , World Interior of the Year 2014: MOTT32 / Joyce Wang Studio. Image Courtesy of INSIDE
World Interior of the Year 2014: MOTT32 / Joyce Wang Studio. Image Courtesy of INSIDE

Joyce Wang Studio’s MOTT32 bar and restaurant in Hong Kong has been named the best interior space of 2014. The news was announced today in Singapore at the INSIDE World Festival of Interiors, alongside the World Architecture Festival’s Building of the Year announcement.

MOTT32, which initially took first in it’s category, was selected as the world’s best interior from 60 nominations and a shortlist of nine. The project was lauded for it's "rich texture", "theatrical environment" and "sophisticated" detail.

More about the “world’s best interior,” after the break. 

INSIDE Awards Name 2014’s Best Interiors (Round 2)

00:00 - 2 October, 2014
INSIDE Awards Name 2014’s Best Interiors (Round 2), BEST of Offices: The Barbarian Group; New York, USA / Clive Wilkinson Architects. Image Courtesy of INSIDE
BEST of Offices: The Barbarian Group; New York, USA / Clive Wilkinson Architects. Image Courtesy of INSIDE

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.

INSIDE Awards Name 2014’s Best Interiors (Round 1)

00:00 - 1 October, 2014
INSIDE Awards Name 2014’s Best Interiors (Round 1), BEST of Retail: Cultura Bookstore; Sao Paulo, Brazil / studio mk27. Image Courtesy of INSIDE
BEST of Retail: Cultura Bookstore; Sao Paulo, Brazil / studio mk27. Image Courtesy of INSIDE

This Brazilian bookstore in São Paulo was name the best Retail Interior of 2014 as part of the first round of awards announced at the INSIDE World Festival of Interiors at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. Winners have been revealed across five diverse categories, with an addition four category winners to be announced tomorrow evening.

See what INSIDE deemed to be the best Bar & Restaurant, Hotel, and Residence of 2014 after the break.

Deadline Approaching: Submit Your Interior Design for an INSIDE Award

00:00 - 8 May, 2014
Deadline Approaching: Submit Your Interior Design for an INSIDE Award

Do you think your project has what it takes to win an INSIDE award? The deadline (May 30th) is fast approaching, so make sure to submit your projects soon! Divided into 12 categories -- which include Residential, Retail, Transport, Office and more -- entries will be judged by distinguished designers (judges confirmed for 2014 include Fabio Novembre, Matteo Thun, Jaya Ibrahim, David Kohn, Joyce Wang, Voon Wong and Chris Lee). In October, architects and interior designers will meet in Singapore for the INSIDE Festival, which is held alongside the World Architecture Festival. During the festival, the category winners will compete for the ultimate prize: World Interior of the Year.

INSIDE Awards Now Open: Submit Your Projects!

00:00 - 29 April, 2014
INSIDE Awards Now Open: Submit Your Projects!, PARKROYAL on Pickering by WOHA. Inside Festival Winner 2013 in the Hotel Category. Image © Patrick Bingham-Hall
PARKROYAL on Pickering by WOHA. Inside Festival Winner 2013 in the Hotel Category. Image © Patrick Bingham-Hall

Do you think your project has what it takes to win an INSIDE award? The entry period for this prestigious interior design award is now open! Divided into 12 categories -- which include Residential, Retail, Transport, Office and more -- entries will be judged by distinguished designers (judges confirmed for 2014 include Fabio Novembre, Matteo Thun, Jaya Ibrahim, David Kohn, Joyce Wang, Voon Wong and Chris Lee). In October, architects and interior designers will meet in Singapore for the INSIDE Festival, which is held alongside the World Architecture Festival. During the festival, the category winners will compete for the ultimate prize: World Interior of the Year.