World of Interiors 2017 shortlist announced

A butterfly pavilion, Airbnb headquarters and fancy hotels from the Maldives to Singapore. 2017 World of Interiors announces the finalists for this year awards.


img.0 2017 World of Interiors shortlist – Zaha Hadid Architects – Mathematics gallery – Photo by Luke Hayes.

World Festival of Interiors has revealed the shortlisted designs for the 2017 Awards which will be announced in Berlin from 15 until 17 November 2017, coinciding with the World Architecture Festival. 78 projects from across the globe were entered across nine diverse categories, ranging from grand civic spaces and hospitals to transportation hubs, bars and shops.
img.1 Maos Design: Nimman Spa – courtesy of 2017 World of Interiors.

“Many of the shortlisted designs concern the way that interiors help us to live, work and play more efficiently and more enjoyably.” Commented Paul Finch, Programme Director of INSIDE World Festival of Interiors.
img.2 3Deluxe Architecture – Butterfly Pavilion.

For the Mathematics Gallery at London’s Science Museum, Zaha Hadid Architects used computational fluid dynamics to present mathematics as a practice influencing technology and shaping our environment. 3deluxe‘s Butterfly Pavilion in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, features a crystalline glass structure and an undulating landscape housing over 500 exotic butterflies.
img.3 Henegan Peng Architecture – Airbnb Headquarters Dublin.

Tetsuya Matsumoto Art Works’ Cutting Edge Pharmacy in Japan reflects patients’ trust in advanced medicine with a welcoming and essential architecture and linear interiors – Read more. Henegan Peng Architects designed the interior design for Airbnb headquarters set inside a disused warehouse in Dublin.
img.4 All photos by Koen Van Damme – Courtesy of Studio Farris Architects.

In Beijing, Neri and Hu converted a former missile factory into offices, a car repair garage and a cafe. Studio Farris Architects emptied a small barn in Belgium and created an office space defined by a jemga-looking sculptural wooden structure – Read more.
img.5 Neri and Hu The Garage – Photo by Pedro Pegenaute.

The architecture and interior design of Vommuli resort by WOW Architects in the Maldives are treated as extensions of nature itself. The project competes with other stunning hotels while the resort’s Whale Shark-inspired Sunset Bar has been shortlisted in the Bars and Restaurant category. Hotel Mono by Spacedge Design in Singapore challenging with black and white creativity real estate prices that push for claustrophobic accommodations.
img.6 Spacedge Design Hotel Mono.

Maos Design’s Nimman Spa in Shanghai was inspired by the lush tropical greens of contemporary Thai urbanscape. The designers adopted a white tone for the neutral and transition spaces, and various shades of green for the different spa spaces.
img.7 WOW Architects – Bar @ Vummuli resort in the Maldives.

All images: courtesy of INSIDE World Festival of Interiors, Studio Farris Architects and Tetsuya Matsumoto Art Works.


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