27 Sep 23

Woods Bagot celebrates global recognition in the WIN & WAN Awards

Shanghai Standard Chartered Bank shortlisted in the Corporate Offices category.

Woods Bagot celebrates global recognition with twelve shortlisted projects across ten categories in the international programs, World Interior News (WIN) and World Architecture News (WAN) Awards.

This recognition exemplifies the studio’s extensive experience across multiple sectors, resonating with Woods Bagot’s core principles as a multi-studio, cross-disciplinary organization. The shortlisted projects span diverse categories, showcasing the global studio’s exceptional design and expertise.

Woods Bagot’s indelible skills in workplace interiors and architectural design are showcased in the shortlisted projects within the Corporate Offices category. From the transformative and inspiring American Australian Association (AAA) Murdoch Center to the seamless fusion of cultural and brand identity at the Shanghai Standard Chartered Bank, the studio consistently delivers innovative and purpose-driven office spaces. The designs for M&C Saatchi, NAB Wynyard Place, and the China Merchants Tower Dome in Beijing highlights the ability to create work environments that redefine the employee experience and impactful workplace designs.

The shortlist continues with some iconic projects including InterContinental Hotel Sydney (Hotel & Other Overnight Accommodation) which has continued to demonstrate itself as a standout across the hospitality industry. The exceptional interiors team are proud to share their skills in creating immersive experiences while respecting heritage preservation. The result of close collaboration between Woods Bagot, operator InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, owner Mulpha Australia, and Built, the project stands as a beacon of luxury in Sydney’s skyline.

Making it in the Residential Developments (Apartments) category, The Hendrix, showcases Woods Bagot’s flair for designing residential spaces that offer a blend of comfort, style, and functionality, creating truly livable environments. New York Principal and Interior Design Leader, Krista Ninivaggi, says, “our idea of untethered nostalgia pays respect to the history and at the same time celebrates the renaissance of the [Jersey City] area.”


Making headlines, Xi’an Angel Clinic (Hospitals & Clinics), is a testament to Woods Bagot’s ability to design healthcare facilities that prioritize patient comfort and healing. The overall project sets a new standard for the future of clinics and health care design. Read about the importance of taking a people-centric design approach in the latest Health Insight by Edwina Bennett, Health Sector Leader – Hospitals.

Our ninth project in the shortlist is Nanjing MixC (Retail Chains, Department Stores, Shopping Center), a vibrant and engaging retail precinct in the heart of Nanjing, China. The project was also awarded at the Pro+ Awards and China Real Estate & Design Awards (CREDAWARD), highlighting its impactful presence in the community as a key urban regeneration typology. “The project team has thoroughly investigated the local cultural connotations of Nanjing in the commercial strategy and spatial design, aiming to make Nanjing MixC a sub-IP of the Qinhuai District renewal,” says Pearl Huang, Woods Bagot Director, Shanghai Studio Chair.

In addition to the calibre of shortlists, three significant architectural designs by Woods Bagot have been named in the WAN Awards.

Heritages Lanes (80 Ann Street), Brisbane and 83 Pirie Street in Adelaide, are in the running for best Commercial building, while Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre, New Zealand, is a strong chance in the Public Realm category.

Heritage Lanes, the first Australian development to receive a 6 Star Green Star Buildings certification, is a sophisticated 32-storey tower and mixed-use precinct that embraces Brisbane’s subtropical climate and has already won many accolades including the Lord Mayor’s ‘Buildings that Breathe’ architecture prize.

The 22-level commercial tower at 83 Pirie St in central Adelaide is the city’s first all-electric building and designed for net-zero operation. Wellness is key to the design with initiatives such as a rooftop terrace connecting workers with the environment.

Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre, designed in collaboration with Warren and Mahoney, is making a significant contribution to the business and cultural life of Christchurch – still rebounding from two earthquakes – hosting 130,000+ delegate since opening and bringing new energy to the city centre.

The winners of the WIN and WAN Awards will be announced 14th November.

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