March 27, 2018
Seven projects from three of Woods Bagot’s Australian studios have been shortlisted for the 2018 Australian Interior Design Awards. The studios, which are located in Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth, landed projects in seven different categories of the program’s 14. This year’s jury selected 199 finalists of a total of 623 submissions.
The fifteen-year-old program, lead by the Design Institute of Australia, recognizes interior design excellence. Submissions are judged by an anonymous, industry-based jury. While projects can be located anywhere in the world, the architects responsible for the designs must be based in Australia. Winners for this program will be announced on Friday, May 25.
Design Leader Domenic Alvaro said the projects strongly prioritize the human experience—an essential principle for our firm. “They are a testament to our pursuit of design excellence, delivering engaging, future-oriented projects for clients and challenging the expectations of a multidisciplinary firm in a shifting digital era,” he said.
Below are the projects currently shortlisted in the 2018 Australian Interior Design Awards.
Public Design: Wynyard Walk, in Sydney
The central Sydney station’s pedestrian area digests an average of 20,000 commuters an hour with organic, sinuous forms that encourage natural wayfinding that is further enhanced by LED strip lighting and transparent glass panels.
Workplace Design: Plenary Office Fit-Out, in Melbourne, Australia
To reflect the public infrastructure business’ personal values, both formal and informal interior spaces were integrated throughout the office that is complemented by warm, natural materials and neutral tones.
Workplace Design: Dentsu Aegis Network, in Perth, Australia
The digital and marketing communications company’s 14 internal companies are united by a central staircase that dining, socialization, and training spaces are all centered around.
Hospitality Design: West Hotel, in Sydney
The sumptuous spaces, which include 182 hotel rooms between two buildings, are decorated with blue velvet furniture, marble, and dark wood.
Residential Design: Elwood House, in Melbourne, Australia, with Hecker Guthrie
Representing a fundamental shift in apartment typology planning, each of the 30 apartments is designed as a distinct home. The four-story apartment building easily nestles into the historic, low-scale neighborhood and utilizes brickwork that is apropos to the area.
Retail Design: Stylecraft, in Perth, Australia
The 230-square-meter space for the high-end home goods retailer includes a reception area, café bar joinery, storage along the walls, and a series of rooms laid out in a grid system to put the focus on product display.
Installation Design: Beyond Hurstville (Fridcorp), in Sydney
The four sculptural towers are currently under construction. Once completed, they will hold a total of 556 one, two, and three-bedroom apartments with full-height glazing to give tenants views of the coastal metropolis along with lime-washed timber floors and pale grey carpet.