WAF 2017 – 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.
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“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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Singaporean claustrophobic accommodations are the consequence of skyrocketing real estate prices, Spacedge Design‘s Hotel Mono challenged such situation with black and white creativity.
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.
All images: courtesy of INSIDE World Festival of Interiors, Studio Farris Architects and Tetsuya Matsumoto Art Works.