INSIDE World Festival of Interiors, the leading global interior design and architecture awards programme, has announced that a shortlist of 63 projects will compete to be crowned World Interior of the Year 2016.
Projects from across the globe were entered across nine diverse categories, ranging from grand civic spaces and hospitals to transportation hubs, bars, clubs and shops. Hosted alongside the World Architecture Festival (WAF), the Festival attracts in excess of 2,000 attendees annually for three days of talks, awards, exhibitions and fringe events.
The theme for INSIDE 2016 is ‘Fluid Interiors’ and will explore how crossover design is transforming how we live, work and play. An in-depth talks programme will explore this topic and debate the implications for interior architecture and design regarding the increasing fluidity of uses, as the boundaries between workplace, home and leisure spaces become blurred.
Shortlisted designers reflect the global reach of the awards and include Eight Inc. (USA), Draft (Japan), Kerry Phelan Design Office (Australia). noa* – network of architecture (Italy), OHLab (Spain), Rosan Bosch Studio (Denmark), Studio Lotus (India) and studioMK27 (Brazil). Chinese practice Neri&Hu Design and Research Office can celebrate as the practice with the most shortlisted projects, four in total, while fellow Chinese practice One Plus Partnership and Australians BVN achieve three shortlisted projects apiece.
All nominees will present their projects to distinguished international juries during the Festival to compete for one of the nine, coveted INSIDE category awards. Open to all Festival attendees the presentations are followed by a live exchange between the designers and jurors. The overall winner of the World Interior of the Year will be announced at an exclusive gala dinner on 18 November.