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    Woods Bagot projects make 2018 Australian Interior Design Awards shortlist

    Seven projects designed by Woods Bagot have been shortlisted across six categories for the 2018 Australian Interior Design Awards.

    Designed by three Woods Bagot studios located in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, these projects were among the 199 finalists named by the jury from a total of 623 submissions for this year’s awards.

    The Australian Interior Design Awards is a 15-year-old program led by the Design Institute of Australia to recognise interior design excellence. Though projects in the competition can be located anywhere in the world, the architects responsible for the designs must be based in Australia. Winners for the 2018 Australian Interior Design Awards will be announced on Friday, May 25.

    Woods Bagot Design Leader Domenic Alvaro said the projects strongly prioritise the human experience, an essential principle that stands testament to the firm’s pursuit of design excellence.

    Shortlisted Woods Bagot projects

    Public Design: Wynyard Walk in Sydney, Australia

    The central Sydney station's pedestrian area features organic, sinuous forms that encourage natural wayfinding, which is further enhanced by LED strip lighting and transparent glass panels.

    Workplace Design: Plenary Office Fit-Out in Melbourne, Australia

    Both formal and informal interior spaces were integrated throughout the office complemented by warm, natural materials and neutral tones to reflect the public infrastructure business' personal values.

    Workplace Design: Dentsu Aegis Network in Perth, Australia

    The digital and marketing communications company's 14 internal companies are united by a central staircase, around which the dining, socialising and training spaces are laid out.

    Hospitality Design: West Hotel in Sydney, Australia

    Featuring 182 hotel rooms between two buildings, the expansive spaces 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-storey apartment building blends into the historic, low-scale neighbourhood, utilising brickwork that is appropriate for the neighbourhood.

    Retail Design: Stylecraft in Perth, Australia

    The high-end 230-square-metre home goods retail shop 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, Australia

    Featuring four sculptural towers currently under construction, the residential development once completed, will hold a total of 556 one, two, and three-bedroom apartments with full-height glazing along with lime-washed timber floors and pale grey carpet.

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