Australian projects have missed the cut at day one of the 2017 Inside World Festival of Interiors Awards.

Eleven Australian projects were shortlisted for the awards. Five of these were in the running for the categories announced during day one: Retail, Health & Education, and Offices.

Instead, projects from Taiwan, China, Canada, Ireland and India were awarded the top accolades. 

But this doesn’t necessarily mean Australia has no chance of being crowned with the World Interior of the Year title. There are still another six categories to announce at the awards, and Australia has six contending projects (an astounding four of which are by SJB) competing across four of them: Bars & Restaurants, Creative Re-Use, Hotels, and Residential.

The Australian hopefuls include 12-Micron by SJB; The Buena by SJB; Cleveland & Co. by SJB + BKH; Jackalope by Carr Design Group; Moving House by Architects EAT; and Cleveland Rooftop by SJB.

The Inside Festival is running in conjunction with the 2017 World Architecture Festival (WAF), currently being held in Berlin. Two Australian projects were recognised at day one of the WAF Awards: East Sydney Early Learning Centre by Andrew Burges Architects and the EY Centre by FJMT.