The finest examples of global interior design were revealed today with the announcement of the shortlist for the Inside 2023 World Festival of Interiors. The announcement comes ahead of the live event at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, from November 29 – December 1.
Inside is the sister festival of the World Architecture Festival (WAF), the world’s most extensive live architectural awards program, and all Inside and WAF finalists will present their projects to a panel of judges live at the international festival in Singapore.
The 2023 Inside shortlist represents over 70 interior projects from across the globe, in cities including New York, Sydney, Shanghai, Tokyo, Bangkok, Mumbai, Istanbul, Kyiv, Helsinki, Madrid, and London. Leading design firms to feature in this year’s shortlist include Neri & Hu, Atelier Tao+C, Woods Bagot, and Rapt Studio. Many emerging design firms will also be on stage, live pitching against the big names.
Today’s shortlist celebrates the best new completed interiors across eleven categories, ranging from Residential, Hotels and Bars & Restaurants to Workplace, Public Buildings and Meanwhile Use, each giving a window into the most cutting-edge interior design innovations, concepts, processes, and trends from around the world.
The judging panel for this year’s Inside awards consists of international industry experts, including Linzi Cassels of Perkins + Will, Vincent de Graaf of AIM Architecture, Simone de Gale of Simone de Gale Architects, Friedrich Ludewig of ACME, and Ingrid van der Heijden of Civic Architects.
The Inside 2023 shortlist follows the announcement of the WAF shortlist earlier this week (July 10), celebrating the best new global completed buildings, landscapes, and future architecture concepts across 33 categories.
For the 16th edition, Inside and WAF return to a world-class venue at Marina Bay Sands, after the global community of designers and architects last met in Singapore, in 2015. In addition to the unique live-judged awards program and crit presentations, this year’s event program will include charettes and keynote talks from an international panel of speakers.
On the festival’s final day, category winners from across all eleven Inside awards will go head-to-head for the 2023 Interior of the Year accolades. On the same day, the WAF finalists will compete against each other for Landscape of the Year, Future Project of the Year, and, ultimately, World Building of the Year.
Among the interiors projects to be shortlisted this year are the InterContinental Hotel Sydney, in the heart of the Central Business District, by Woods Bagot, as well as New Version of Haidilao by Vermilion Zhou Design Group, a revamp of the popular international hot pot restaurant chain. Other shortlisted projects include Entertainment Company Headquarters, by Rapt Studio, an interior workplace concept designed to channel the energy of live events into a Los Angeles HQ.
Shortlisted Public Buildings include Zikawei Library, Shanghai, by Wutopia Lab, the transformation of a bookshop by David Chipperfield Architects into an emerging cultural landmark for the city, and the V&A Photography Centre, London, by Gibson Thornley Architects, a new gallery space within this world-leading museum which features a multimedia room for large-scale, immersive projections, and a walk-in camera obscura.
“This year’s entries are well up to standard, showing a zest for life and colour which reminds us of the important contribution design makes to the everyday world,” comments Inside program director Paul Finch.
This is the second time that the Inside Festival of Interiors has been hosted in Singapore, following previous editions in Lisbon, Amsterdam, Barcelona, and Berlin. Inside World Festival of Interiors and its co-located event, WAF, will welcome the world’s leading designers and architects for three days of talks programs, awards, exhibitions, and fringe events, showcasing leading international practices and design firms, the best new projects, and most pressing live debates.
View a selection of project images from the 2023 Inside shortlist here.
Source: v2com newswire