Lascaux International Centre for Cave Art by Casson Mann named Interior Project of the Year at Dezeen Awards
The eight winning Dezeen Awards interiors projects have been announced, with Lascaux International Centre for Cave Art by Casson Mann earning the top prize of Interior Project of the Year.
The interiors master jury described the interpretation centre for the world-famous painted caves in France as "a clear winner".
"Beyond its technological perfection, this project also manages to transcend time," the jury said. "The digital interactive activities have been cleverly separated from the cave art exhibitions. An overall very clever, innovative and beautiful project."
The project, which features a full-size, three-dimensional replica of the caves, also won the Civic and Cultural Interior of the Year category.
Captain Kelly's Cottage by John Wardle Architects was highly commended by the jury for its "beautiful and innovative restoration, for its sensitive merging of old and new, and for its warm and welcoming vibe".
Wardle's project, a restoration of a weatherboard cottage in Tasmania, won the House Interior of the Year category. "This complicated and ambitious project is more about narrative than style," judges said. "And yet it is a beautiful, warm and welcoming space with a very clever use of material."
Residential Interior of the Year went to Hidden Tints by Note Design Studio, a 19th-century Stockholm office converted into a home.
"This residential restoration project is both sensitive and historically competent," the jury said. "By using colours that are connected with the country, the project displays an impressive and thoughtful use of colour."
Lokal by Space10 and Spacon & X won Hospitality Interior of the Year. The temporary installation explores new ways of growing food.
"This project embodies not just an aesthetic, but an ideal, which is particularly relevant in an age where resources and sustainability are key content both within and outside of the design industry," judges said.
Workspace Interior of the Year was won by Office with a Patio by Shogo Onodera and Tsukasa Okada.
Judges described the shared workspace in Tokyo as "a well-organised office with a communal space that successfully allows the user to recall the feeling of being outdoors, even though there are no windows".
Bake Cheese Tart Shop Abeno Harukas by Yagyug Douguten won Retail Interior of the Year.
"A very beautiful project, with exquisite detailing, materiality and execution," said judges of the bakery and shop in Osaka, which sells cheese pies. "The material and product are synched well with each other within the space."
The winner of Health and Wellness Interior of the Year was London Spa by Richard Bell Architecture.
Judges described the subterranean spa, built beneath a private home in London, as "a well-resolved, composed and calm space".
Small Interior of the Year was won by The Lookout by Note Design Studio, a temporary stand for flooring company Tarkett created for Stockholm Furniture Fair in 2018.
"This project has clever detailing, beautiful aesthetics and is innovative in its transformation of the perception of a once banal interior into one filled with potential," judges said.
Refettorio Felix by Studioilse was highly commended in the Small Interior of the Year category. "This project has been highly commended for its generosity of heart and for working wonders with a small budget," the judges said.
All eight interiors category winners and the overall winner were announced at the Dezeen Awards ceremony in London on 27 November 2018, along with the winners in the design, interiors and studio categories.
Each winner was presented with a hand-made trophy designed by Atelier NL.
See all winners at www.dezeen.com/awards/winners.