Australia is guaranteed to win at least one category award at the 2015 INSIDE Festival of Interiors Awards (INSIDE) and is also well positioned to take top honours when the winners are revealed in November.

Seven Australian projects were announced on the 50-strong shortlist for the global interior design awards and were revealed in conjunction with the announcement of the shortlist for the 2015 World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards which also saw strong representation from Australia.

In similar fashion to the WAF Awards, Australia will be best represented in the Health and Education category at the INSIDE Awards, with all four shortlisted projects coming from Australia. This should guarantee Australia a category prize and the odds are looking good for John Wardle Architects who have two out of the four projects in that category.

Pedra Silva Architects, John Wardle Architects, Philips/Pilkington Architects, Cox Rayner Architects, Hames Sharle, March Studio, BVN and Hassell will now all eagerly anticipate the announcement of the winners at the 2015 INSIDE Festival of Interiors which will run concurrently with the 2015 World Festival of Architecture.

Australia’s shortlisted projects by Name, Location, Architect and Category

  • Care Implant Dentistry, Sydney, Luis Pedra Silva by Pedra Silva Architects—Health and Education


  • Jeffrey Smart Building, University of Adelaide by John Wardle Architects in association with Philips/Pilkington Architects—Health and Education. Photography by Sam Noonan


  • Melbourne School of Design, The University of Melbourne by John Wardle Architects and NADAAA in collaboration—Health and Education. Photography by Peter Bennetts.


  • The University of Queensland Oral Health Centre by Cox Rayner Architects in association with Hames Sharley—Health and Education


  • Hotel Hotel Ground Floor Interior, Canberra by March Studio—Hotels. Photography by John Gollings.


  • ARUP Sydney Office Pilot by BVN—Offices


  • Medibank Workplace by Hassell—Offices. Photography by Earl Carter.


Images: Courtesy of INSIDE