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The heritage headquarters of creative agency M&C Saatchi Group led the way as seven Woods Bagot projects from Australia, China and New Zealand were rewarded for design excellence at the annual World Interiors News (WIN) and World Architecture News (WAN) Awards.
M&C Saatchi Group HQ was award Gold in the corporate office under 5000 sqm category at WIN.
Woods Bagot ‘s work transformed three-levels of Transport House in Sydney’s CBD into a completely new space for the creative industry leader, enabling all its agencies to work in the same office for the first time.
Judge Dionne Ible described the project as a “great fusion between old and new. Airy and inviting (with) warm earthy colour tones.”
Two of Woods Bagot’s interior projects in China – Nanjing MixC and Xi’an Angel Children’s Clinic – were awarded Silver in the Retail & Consumer Design Interiors and Sports & Wellness Interiors categories.
Nanjing MixC was described as a striking shopping centre where old meets new. Judge Koldo Gil commented that the retail hub is “very on trend” in every respect.
Beautiful simplicity with lovely ideas that create a wonderfully bright, fun, interesting and relaxing space, is key to the success of Xi’an Angel Clinic according to judge Melissa Byers.
Two Sydney projects – both incorporating heritage elements – NAB Wynyard Place and InterContinental Sydney – were awarded Bronze at WIN.
The “genius” staircase at NAB Wynyard Place in the Corporate Offices 10,000+ sqm category impressed the judges. “Genius stair design connecting 12 levels and fostering a culture of collaboration and innovation,” said judge Roshni Kshirsagar.
Sensitive and stylish interpretation of history at InterContinental Sydney received accolades in the Hospitality Interiors section. “An outstanding historical architectural reconstruction project,” is how judge Lichen Ding saw Woods Bagot’s work on the high-end property.
At sister event, World Architecture News Awards, the mixed-use sustainable tower Heritage Lanes in Brisbane was awarded Silver in the Commercial category while Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre, designed in collaboration with Warren and Mahoney, received Bronze recognition for Public Realm architecture.
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