Inside Festival 2014: a Hong Kong restaurant that combines colonial-style furnishings with an industrial warehouse aesthetic has been named World Interior of the Year at the Inside Festival in Singapore (+ slideshow).
Designed by Hong Kong architect Joyce Wang, the Mott 32 restaurant is located in a basement that once served as a storage facility.
The architect added a series of skylights to bring natural light down into the space. The restaurant is divided up into different zones that include a "tangerine room" for private dinners and an area for couples featuring a silk-embroidered wall, as well as a bar inspired by a Chinese apothecary.
Other details include metal chains that reference the city's fishing history and globe-like lighting spheres.
As the winner in the restaurants and bars category, the project was selected ahead of eight other schemes that included a research hub with a sculptural ceiling installation and a marble-lined cinema in a Hong Kong shopping centre.
Last year the World Interior of the Year award went to David Kohn's Barcelona apartment renovation, which features triangular patterned floor that gradually change colour from green to red. Speaking to Dezeen, the London architect described how he tried to unlock the "potential" that was being "held back by the architecture".