1. Nominees

        1. ARCHIEE (FR)

          Bukiya, Paris 2011

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          Treating the inside of a Paris-based Japanese shop like a window display, the designers used a grid of hooks to present products within an organised layout. In the eyes of the jury, the interior ‘celebrates the everyday in a mundane way – a daring strategy in a city like Paris, where everything is precious’.

        2. Sinato inc. (JP)

          Infuse, Milan 2013

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          On ascending the staircase of the Infuse pavilion, visitors to the Salone del Mobile in Milan were confronted with an eerie, smoke-filled room. Sinato’s experiential installation showcased the possibilities of OLED lights to great advantage. High marks from the jury for ‘a very powerful installation’.

        3. Architects c/o Groszstadt (AT)

          4 Déjeuner sur l’herb, Wies 2012

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          Commenting on the tendency of pharmacies to appear ‘clinical and inhuman’, the judges describe 4 Déjeuner as ‘oozing a mysterious personality behind a naive façade’. Surprising decoration includes wallpaper featuring digitally printed images of passion flowers.

        4. FREAKS freearchitects (FR)

          HELIOCOSM, Paris 2011

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          A wooden tunnel, cool mint walls and the ethereal print of a landscape all contribute to a Parisian cosmetic store’s play on perspectives. Within the timber passageway, a framed service desk adds to the surreal and serene aesthetic. From the jury report: ‘The consistent, minimalist design shows a clear sense of space and good taste’.

        5. OHLAB / Oliver Hernaiz architecture lab (ES)

          Relojeria Alemana, Port Adriano 2012

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          Five ‘precious boxes’, housing various functions, are the real gems in OHLab’s Mallorcan jewellery store. These stainless steel-clad volumes with golden mirror finishes add a sense of tangible luxury to the space, which the jury cites as a ‘very daring and well-proportioned project’ while complimenting the designers for ‘convincing the client that the architecture of a shop is at least as important as the merchandise’. 

         
        1. i29 interior architects (NL)

          Social 01, Den Hoorn 2011

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          A whimsical setting of colour-coded islands enlivens the ordinary interior of an office for the unemployed in Den Hoorn. Spaces separated by colour, instead of by walls, enforce the humane design concept that people should not be placed in boxes. Swaying the jury was i29’s use of ‘banal elements in an interesting way to create complexity’ in a design that ‘challenges people to move through the space to discover it’.

        2. CHURTICHAGA+QUADRA SALCEDO (ES)

          Hub Madrid, Madrid 2013

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          Another project that underscores the current renovation trend is an old garage in Madrid, which now accommodates a large number of time-sharing offices. Using mostly recycled elements, the designers realised what the jury recognises as a ‘good experiment’. 

        3. Cuningham Group Architecture (US)

          Hayden Place, Culver City 2012

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          The architects gave a Californian workplace a sculptural twist: a latticed, wooden arch now spans the length of the interior to represent the jury’s idea of ‘a messy mash-up of everything we like about California’. Confirming the company’s commitment to sustainability, an indoor garden helps purify the air. 

        4. Details environment design co. Ltd. (CN)

          Details Studio, Shanghai 2013

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          A landscape of wooden boxes characterises a multifunctional space in Shanghai. Mimicking the typical houses of the area, the calming interior has a striking sense of coherency. The jury admires the ‘clever concept, which organises the space in a very logical way’.

        5. Adoff.Zurcatnas Associated Architects (PT)

          Controlar Headquarters, Alfena 2013

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          A well-structured workspace emerges when a factory interior is partitioned with, what the jury calls, a ‘precise insertion of soft-looking boxes’ that stands out against the white walls.

         
        1. Overtreders W and Bureau SLA (NL)

          Noorderparkbar, Amsterdam 2012

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          Occupying a mere 18 m2, a coffee bar in Amsterdam is made entirely from materials found on marktplaats.nl – the Dutch answer to eBay. The jury likes the bar’s capacity for opening on all sides, allowing daylight to pour in. 

        2. El Equipo Creativo (ES)

          Pakta, Barcelona 2013

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          Traditional Peruvian weaving looms create the tactile, colourful walls of a Barcelona eatery. On the looms are intersecting rows of cord, which give the place its name: in Quechua, pakta means ‘union’, a term that also reflects a blend of cultures. Faced with the ‘impossibly high standards of a three-star chef’, the architects impressed the jury with a solution based on ‘a few strong gestures’.

        3. P-06 Atelier (PT)

          Graham’s 1890 Lodge , Oporto 2013

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          A timeless intervention was the objective of the renovation of a 193-year-old wine cellar in Oporto. The designers avoided kitsch pastiche by shaping a space that reinforces the client’s ongoing legacy. The jury values the ‘spatial and functional differentiation’ that respects the existing structure.

        4. Nika Zupanc (SI)

          As Aperitivo, Ljubljana 2011

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          The ‘balance of wit and restraint’, Zupanc’s interior touches a chord with the jury, as does the use of custom-designed objects. Her signature cherries provide a focal point for the Ljubljana bar.

        5. Ministry of Design Pte (SG)

          Macalister Mansion, Penang 2012

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          A variety of personalities inhabit the revamp of a colonial mansion in Penang, resulting in a uniquely quirky interior. Leaving heritage spaces intact and adding a measure of contemporary design, MOD fabricated what the jury defines as ‘more than a dozen projects in one building, all competent and revealing an amazing level of craftsmanship’. 

         
        1. March Studio (AU)

          Nishi Grand Stair, Canberra 2013

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          Over 3000 reclaimed timbers hover around the stairway of the Nishi Building in Canberra. Arranging the planks so that each faces in the same direction, March Studio lures visitors up the stairs to the hotel lobby. The jury is drawn to the use of boards to turn a staircase into signage.

        2. Spaceworkers (PT)

          Centro de Informação da Rota do Românico, Paredes 2012

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          ‘A house within a house’ was the concept for the Spaceworkers’ project in Paredes. The building’s exterior is exaggerated and this is echoed internally. The jury is particularly enamoured with the preservation of the ‘old building’s purity in white, with a clear architectural addition in black’.

        3. Pfarré Lighting Design (DE)

          HafenCity University Subway Station, Hamburg 2012

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          In their transformation of a Hamburg metro station into a glowing hub, the designers referenced the colours of local ships and brick façades. The jury welcomes the contextual nature of the project, which applies ‘what makes the city of Hamburg proud – its ships and cranes – to another form of transportation’. 

        4. CHURTICHAGA+QUADRA SALCEDO (ES)

          Cineteca Matadero Madrid, Madrid 2012

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          Ignoring the cinematic potential offered by converting a slaughterhouse into a movie theatre, CH+QS came up with an interior that is more fantasy than horror. Steel frames, interwoven with irrigation hoses and tube lighting, conjure an experience that seduces the senses. According to the jury, Cineteca Matadero is ‘a commendable technical insertion in an old building, showing the architects’ genuine understanding of what it means to go to the movies’.

        5. Karim Rashid (US)

          Naples University Subway Station, Naples 2011

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          Making the everyday commute that bit brighter, digital art and vibrant colours adorn every surface of a remarkable metro station in Naples. Appreciating the designer’s success in ‘making the functional spectacular’, the jury finds the project a ‘celebration of public space’.

         



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