Woods Bagot's design of the Platinum Club for Great Southern Rail and Campos Barangaroo have been shortlisted in the 2017 Australian Interior Design Awards. The two projects are part of a 41 strong shortlist in the Hospitality category.
The Australian Interior Design Awards recognise and celebrate interior design excellence via a credible, industry-based program, which is backed by the Design Institute of Australia, the professional body representing Australian designers.
This year, a record-breaking 525 entries were received, including projects from all Australian states and territories and international projects by Australian designers. From these entries, 177 have been shortlisted across the seven primary categories. For the full shortlist visit the AIDA website.
The 2017 jury includes Woods Bagot Principal Amanda Stanaway. Jurors are appointed on the basis of their practical expertise, professional standing and high profile.
Winners will be announced at a gala dinner on Friday 9th June and published in Artichoke magazine.
Platinum Club for Great Southern Rail
The reimagined Platinum Club sets a new benchmark in quality for Australian rail tourism. The train carriage lounge is a finely tailored space which endeavours to span the ages, invigorate the senses and slow time.
Woods Bagot Principal Rosina Di Maria said the creation of a unique guest experience was placed at the heart of the design solution.
“Repositioning luxury rail tourism in Australia, the contemporary design respects and builds on the rich heritage of Great Southern Rail. We wanted to support our client’s desire to connect and engage with a broader audience: locally, nationally and globally,”
Situated at one entrance to Three International Towers Sydney is Campos Barangaroo: a permanent, pop-up style coffee kiosk. Designed in conjunction with the lobby space, the boutique-scale project was designed to integrate with the grandeur of the lobby and base building architecture. Affectionately termed the “jewellery box” for its shimmering, lustrous aesthetic, the design features a reduced palette of brass, grey marble and navy leather.
Senior Interior Designer Josephine Meldgaard said the project celebrates old-world craftsmanship with a contemporary form.
“Through a minimalist brass frame and feature brass mesh siding, the handcrafted coffee kiosk provides a striking and sculptural element within the expansive volume of the tower’s lobby.”