This year’s shortlist for the World Interior of the Year Award

INSIDE World Festival of Interiors spearheads the World Interior of the Year Award, a veritable accomplishment for any designer or architect. This year, 78 projects have been shortlisted across nine categories: retail, residential, offices, hotels, display, creative re-use, health and education, bars and restaurants, and civic, culture and transport. Selected from over 200 entries – a first for the festival – the shortlisted projects fit perfectly with the theme of this year’s event, “Performance”, a focus on how elements such as colour and acoustics effect a space.

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The three-day event will be taking place in Berlin from November 15 to 17. In addition to the awards, there will also be talks, exhibitions and networking opportunities for design professionals.

Swipe through our five favourite projects – by the likes of Zaha Hadid Architects and WOW Architects – below, or view the full shortlist here:

Bars and restaurants - The Whale Bar, Maldives by WOW Architects | Warner Wong Design

Civic, Culture and Transport - Mathematics: The Winton Gallery, London, United Kingdom by Zaha Hadid Architects

Creative re-use - anySCALE Architecture Design Consultants, Shanghai, China by Soho 3Q Bund

Display: Fabricwood, Singapore by Produce Workshop

Hotels: Nimman Spa, Shanghai, China by Maos Design

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