Inside Festival 2013: Dezeen is in Singapore for this year's Inside Festival, where category winners of the awards programme from the first day include a shopping centre with colour-coded atriums and a lift scaling the fortified city walls of Valletta.
The winners were selected from a shortlist of 59 projects by a jury headed by designer Nigel Coates and featuring designers Jason Bruges, Lyndon Neri of Neri & Hu and Sadie Morgan of dRMM. Dezeen is media partner for the biennial Inside Festival 2013 and we'll be announcing winners from day two tomorrow.
Each category winner will be put forward for the title World Interior of the Year, to be announced at the festival on Friday.
The event continues at the Marina Bay Sands hotel and conference centre in Singapore until 4 October, coinciding with the World Architecture Festival. We've also published the category winners from day one of WAF 2013 - see them here.
Here are the details of today's seven winning interior projects:
Creative Re-use category: Dardanel Administration Building by Alatas Architecture & Consulting
Turkish firm Alatas Architecture & Consulting redesigned the interior of this wooden waterside mansion in Istanbul to include steel reinforcement to improve earthquake resistance, plus a transparent staircase and elevator.
Culture category winner: Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp, FJMT + Archimedia (Architects in Association)
Tree-like canopies with wooden patterns cover the entry forecourt, atrium and gallery areas of the Auckland Art Gallery by Australian firm FJMT and New Zealand studio Archimedia. Large transparent walls allow views from the galleries to the city's Albert Park.
Health category winner: Knowledge Centre, St. Olavs Hospital by Nordic Office of Architecture
The new laboratories, auditoriums and catering facilities at this hospital in Trondheim, Norway, by Nordic Office of Architecture have exposed lattices of wooden ceiling beams that contrast with raw concrete stairwells.
Office category winner: Clemenger BBDO by Hassell
Advertising and marketing agency Clemenger BBDO's Sydney office was designed by architects Hassell to be a workshop-like space with an informal layout and open offices.
Shops category winner: Tashya by Charged Void
Ornately patterned wood screens are used a copper and steel elements to create a contemporary take on traditional Indian interiors at this fashion and jewellery boutique by design studio Charged Voids.
Shopping Centres category winner: Emporia by Wingårdh arkitektkontor
Swedish architects Wingårdh colour coded the glass atriums in this shopping centre in Malmö to help shoppers navigate the huge complex, which has a giant golden chasm at its entrance - read more about the project in our previous story.
Transport category winner: Barrakka Lift by Architecture Project
As part of the regeneration of Valletta, this 20-storey-high public lift from the recently restored harbour to the top of the Maltese capital's fortified walls has an aluminium mesh skin and glazed lift carriages to offer views out to the sea - read more about the project in our previous story.
Also highly recommended by the judges were Google Japan by Klein Dytham Architects in the offices category and Sydney Cruise Terminal by Johnson Pilton Walker Architects in the transport category.
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