Leisure projects top of the shortlist for the Inside Awards 2015

by Kate Corney | 01 Jul 2015

At least fifteen world class architecture projects shortlisted for the Inside Awards 2015 World Interior of the Year are for leisure venues.

I n the bars and restaurants category is Mecha Uma in the Philippines, designed by Jorge Yulo Architects & Associates.

The project uses concrete, steel, copper, glass and wood using a ‘raw approach’ The kitchen counter is clad in copper and an installation of squares is suspended above the open central kitchen.

In the hotels category, the Hotel Hotel in Canberra features a lobby bedecked with thousands of pieces of repurposed timber, designed by March Studio. A grand staircase leads to lobby and bar of the boutique hotel and above the seating at the bar, large holes have been punched into the concrete giving views of the courtyard above and allowing natural light in.

The St Regis hotel in Istanbul with its Art Deco design by Emre Arolat Architects has also been shortlisted.

More projects where leisure is combined with another function are listed under the Civic, Culture & Transport and Health & Education and Creative Reuse categories.

The winners will be announced at the Inside World Festival of Interiors 2015, which coincides with the World Architecture Festival in Singapore in November.

The entrants are:

Bars and Restaurants- New Rock World Ktv, China, by Inspiration Group

- Vivarium, Bangkok, Thailand, by Hypothesis- Mecha Uma, Taguig, City, Philippines, by Jorge Yulo Architects & Associates

- Zen Sushi Restaurant, Rome, Italy, by Berarducci Architecture- Adrift by David Myers, Singapore, by Wilson Associates

- Coastal Private Club, Wuxi, China, by One Plus Partnership (Hong Kong)

Hotels- Shepherd's Bush Pavilion Hotel, London, United Kingdom, by Flanagan Lawrence

- Hotel Hotel Ground Floor Interior, Canberra, Australia, by March Studio- Skytel, Chengdu, China, by Panorama

- St Regis Hotel Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey, by Emre Arolat Architects

Retail- Kabuki Gate, Narita, Chiba, Japan, by Specialnormal

- KKi Sweets and the Little Drom Store, Singapore, by Produce.Workshop- Ritz, Sao Paolo, Brazil, by Adriana Pascheto Arquitetura e Design

- Lotte World Mall, Seoul, South Korea, by Benoy- Manasara - The Profile Cutting Store, Chandigarh, India, by Studio Ardete


- Rice LAB, Singapore, by Studiogoto- Lotus Square Art Center, Zhuhai, China, by Taiwan DaE International Design Career

- Ward Village Information Center and Sales Gallery, Honolulu, USA, by Woods Bagot- United Imaging Healthcare Showroom, Shanghai, China, by Hallucinate

- Origami ark, Himeji, Japan, by Matsuya Art Work

Health & Education- Jeffrey Smart Building, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia, by John Wardle Architects

- Care Implant Dentistry, Sydney, Australia, by Pedra Silva Architects- The University of Queensland Oral Health Centre, Queensland, Australia, by Cox Rayner Architects

- Melbourne School of Design, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, by John Wardle Architects

Civic, Culture & Transport- Luminary, Wuhan, China, by One Plus Partnership (Hong Kong)

- Volkswagen Arena, Istanbul, Turkey, by Yazgan Design Architecture- Library@orchard, Singapore, by New Space Architects

- Exploded, Wuhan, China, by One Plus Partnership (Hong Kong)

Creative Re-use- Unlimited Boundary, Infinite Vision, Hangzhou, China, by Kris Lin Interior Design

- Shepherd's Bush Pavilion Hotel, London, United Kingdom, by Flanagan Lawrence- Waimatou Co-work Loft, Shanghai, China, by Natural Build Operation

- Al Jazeera Media Network Broadcast Studio, London, United Kingdom by Veech x Veech

Offices- Medibank Workplace, Melbourne, Australia, by Hassell

- Volkswagen Financial Services, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom, by Scott Brownrigg- ARUP Sydney Office Pilot, Sydney, Australia, by BVN

- IDEO Shanghai remembering everyday spaces, Shanghai, China, by MAOS Design- Uralchem Headquarters, Moscow, Russia, by Pedra Silva Architects

- Garage+ Office Design, Taipei, Taiwan, by XYI Design- Nikken Space Design Office, Osaka, Japan, by Nikken Space Design

- Infocomm Investments, Singapore, by Ong & Ong- Leo Burnett Singapore, Singapore, by Ong & Ong

- Vopak Terminals Singapore, Singapore, by Traart

Residential- Hegel Apartment, Mexico City, Mexico, ARQMOV Workshop

- Overview?Scene, New Taipei City, Taiwan, by Design Apartment- Tree House, Rome, Italy, by MdAA Architetti Associati

- Monoform Living @ Strata, Singapore, by Produce.Workshop- Little White House, London, United Kingdom, by Stiff + Trevillion Architects

- Expressionz The Loft, Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia, by Motto Designs Sdn Bhd- The Mango House, Alibaug, India, by Puran Kumar Architects

- Quietness, Shanghai, China, by Wei Yi International Design Associates

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Leisure architecture features heavily on shortlist for World Building of the Year

At least fifteen world class architecture projects shortlisted for the Inside Awards 2015 World Interior of the Year are for leisure venues. I n the bars and restaurants category is Mecha Uma in the Philippines, designed by Jorge Yulo Architects & Associates. The project uses concrete, steel, copper, glass and wood using a ‘raw approach’ The kitchen counter is clad in copper and an installation of squares is suspended above
Hotel Hotel in Canberra uses repurposed timber throughout the lobby / John Gollings
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