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Inside Shortlist 2017

World Interior of the Year 2017 shortlist announced

There are 78 projects contending for this year's World Interior of the Year, including a mathematics gallery designed by Zaha Hadid Architects and the office Neri&Hu created inside an old missile factory.

Projects by Eric Parry ArchitectsUniversal Design StudioAllford Hall Monaghan Morris and Heneghan Peng Architects also made it onto the shortlist for the award, which is part of the programme for Inside World Festival of Interiors.

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At Six Hotel in Stockholm by Universal Design Studio

Dezeen is media partner for this year's edition of the interior design festival, which takes place at Arena Berlin from 15 until 17 November 2017, coinciding with the World Architecture Festival (WAF).

The 78 shortlisted projects submitted include practices in America, Japan, Australia, Mexico, India and Europe. They are divided into nine categories, ranging from bars and restaurants to residential, and transport.

Amsterdam studio UXUS is shortlisted in the retail category for the shop it designed for the Herzog & de Meuron extension to the Tate Modern gallery in London, while the Airbnb headquarters designed by Dublin practice Heneghan Peng Architects are commended in the office category.

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The Garage: Beijing B+ Automobile Service Center by Neri&Hu

"Many of the shortlisted designs concern the way that interiors help us to live, work and play more efficiently and more enjoyably," said Paul Finch, who is the programme director for Inside and WAF.

"This is appropriate in a year when our conference theme is 'performance', which will examine how elements like colour, acoustics and volume contribute to the success of new and refurbished interior projects."

Stable, Belgium, by Studio Farris Architects

A winner for each category will be named, and the World Interior of the Year will be selected from these. It will be named during a gala dinner on the final evening of the three-day festival.

Last year's winner of the World Interior of the Year award was a clothes shop in Hangzhou with matt black surfaces.

The winner of the World Building of the Year 2017, whose shortlist was unveiled last week, will also be announced at the dinner.

See the full shortlist below:

Bars and Restaurants

› The Ocean, Hong Kong SAR China, by A Work of Substance
› Restaurant 01, Utrecht, Netherlands, by i29 Interior Architects
› Bamboo's Eatery, Nanjing, China, by Minggu Design
› Big Small Coffee and Guestroom, Beijing, China, by Office AIO
› TOKU Japanese Cuisine Restaurant, Shenzhen, China, by Shenzhen Yi Ding Design
› 12-Micron, Sydney, Australia, by SJB
› The Buena, Sydney, Australia, by SJB
› Fluid Bar Exchange, Chandigarh, India, by Studio Ardete
› CHA-Chinese Restaurant of Wanda Vista Hefei, Hefei, China, by Wanda Hotel Design Institute
› The Whale Bar, Maldives, by WOW Architects | Warner Wong Design

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Mathematics: The Winton Gallery at the Science Museum in London by Zaha Hadid Architects

Civic, Culture and Transport

› 5-7 St Helen's Place with The Leathersellers' Hall, London, United Kingdom, by Eric Parry Architects
› D Luck Cinematic Theatre, Pattaya, Thailand, by JARKEN
› Jian Li Ju Theatre, Shanghai, China, by More Design Office
Oslo Airport Expansion, Oslo, Norway, by Nordic — Office of Architecture
› Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth, United Kingdom, by Perkins+Will
› Underground Forest, Shanghai, China, by WUtopia Lab
Mathematics: The Winton Gallery, London, United Kingdom, by Zaha Hadid Architects

Creative Re-use

› Soho 3Q Bund, Shanghai, China, by anySCALE Architecture Design Consultants
The Garage: Beijing B+ Automobile Service Center, Beijing, China, by Neri&Hu Design and Research Office
› Cleveland & Co., Sydney, Australia, by SJB
Stable, Belgium, by Studio Farris Architects
› Mason Bros. Interior, Auckland, New Zealand, by Warren and Mahoney Architects
› Studio Loft, İzmir, Turkey, by ZAAS & Yerce Architecture

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Studio Loft in İzmir by ZAAS & Yerce Architecture


› Butterfly Aviary & Noor Café – Noor Island, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, by 3deluxe architecture
› Loco Local fro Hermes 2016: Spring & Summer Forever, Singapore, by AK+
› Art Supermarket Gallery, Hong Kong S.A.R. China, by Chang Bene Design
› Nissan Crossing, Tokyo, Japan, by Eight
› Artisan House Sales Gallery, Hong Kong S.A.R. China, by Half and Half Studio
› Paper Space - Happier Lab, Taipei, Taiwan, by J C Architecture
› Confidential, Shenzhen, China, by Panshine Interior Design
› Fabricwood, Singapore, by Produce workshop
› Pavilion·Berth, Hangzhou, China, by WJ Design

Health and Education

› UQ Forgan Smith Building – TC Beirne School of Law and Walter Harrison Library Refurbishment, St Lucia, Australia, by BVN
› Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada, by CannonDesign + NEUF architect(e)s
› NUBO, Sydney, Australia, by PAL Design Group
› Physical, Shanghai, China, by Panorama International
› 123+ Growth Center, Shanghai, China, by WUtopia Lab


› Jackalope, Melbourne, Australia, by Carr Design Group
› Ignacia Guest House, Mexico, Mexico City, by Factor Eficiencia + A-G
› Ir-On Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand, by Hypothesis
› Nimman Spa, Shanghai, China, by Maos Design
› Hotel Mono, Singapore, Singapore, by Spacedge Designs
› UNPLAN Kagurazaka, Tokyo, Japan, by Tomoro Aida and Aida Atelier
At Six Hotel, Stockholm, Sweden, by Universal Design Studio
› Vommuli Island Maldives, Maldives, Maldives, by WOW Architect | Warner Wong Design

WeWork Weihai Road: China Flagship Coworking Space, Shanghai, China, by Linehouse


› Google Pancras Square, London, United Kingdom, by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
› UNIQLO City Tokoyo, Tokyo, Japan, by Allied Works Architecture
› Gobo Headquarters, Metepec, Mexico, by Arquitiectura en Movimiento Workshop
› BHP Billiton Workplace, Brisbane, Australia, by BVN
› McCarthy Tetrault, Vancouver, Canada, by BVN
› Toposition Construction Office, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, by Chain10 Architecture & Interior Design Institute
› EY Centre, 200 George Street, Sydney, Australia, by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp
Airbnb European Headquarters, Dublin, Ireland, by Heneghan Peng Architects
› Architecture & Design Studio, Chennai, India, by KSM Architecture
WeWork Weihai Road: China Flagship Coworking Space, Shanghai, China, by Linehouse
› Project Pluto - Regents House, London, United Kingdom, by LOM Architecture and Design
› Curio Stair of Encounters: Bloomberg Hong Kong Office, Hong Kong S.A.R. China, by Neri&Hu Design and Research Office
› House Parts Office, Beijing, China, by People's Architecture Office
› Changyou Headquarters, Beijing, China, by Redhousechina

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Vommuli Island Maldives by WOW Architect and Warner Wong Design


› Moving House, Melbourne, Australia, by Architects EAT
› The architect apartment, Surabaya, Indonesia, by BK interior design&architectural planning
› Apartment Above Suspicion, Rome, Italy, by Carlo Berarducci Architecture
› Green‧Restful, Yilan County, Taiwan, by Clearspace Design & Research
› The Nova Building, London, United Kingdom, by Flanagan Lawrence
Skypark, Hong Kong S.A.R. China, by New World Development
› Courtyard House @ Sungai Buloh, Kelana Jaya, Malaysia, by O2 Design Atelier
› Cleveland Rooftop, Sydney, Australia, by SJB
› MISA studio, Hangzhou, China, by WJ Design


› Adidas NYC, New York, United States of America, by Adidas with Checkland Kindleysides and Gensler
› Polyphony Store, Beijing, China, by anySCALE Architecture Design Consultants
› Baoding Xinhua Bookstore, Baoding, China, by Beijing Fenghemuchen Space Design
› Harrods Grand Entrance Hall, London, United Kingdom, by Make Architects
› The Cutting Edge Pharmacy, Himeji city, Japan, by Matsuya Art Works and KTX archiLAB
› Aesop Pacific Fair, Gold Coast, Australia, by Mlkk Studio
Sulwhasoo Flagship Store, Seoul, South Korea, by Neri&Hu Design and Research Office
› Concept Store in Miami, Miami, United States of America, by OHLAB
Tate Modern Terrace Shop, London, United Kingdom, by UXUS
› ROU by T Ham Concept Store, Taipei, Taiwan, by WZWX Architecture Group