Woods Bagot has taken out a category prize at the 2016 Inside Awards and is the first Australian practice to receive an honour at the global awards program thus far.

The firm’s Paramount by the Office Space project in Sydney was awarded the top prize in the program’s ‘Offices’ category, beating a diverse group of 15 contenders from all around the world, including efforts from fellow Australians BVN and Matt Gibson Architecture + Design.

Other winning projects announced on day one of the international interior architecture festival currently underway in Berlin, includes a Shanghai burger store fitout and a fashion concept store in Hangzhou, China.

woods_bagot_architects_paramount_by_the_office_space_0.jpgParamount by the Office Space, Sydney by Woods Bagot was awarded the top prize in the ‘Offices’ category. Image: Inside 

nerihu_project_rachels_burger_photographed_by_dirk_weiblen_02_0.jpgRachel's Burger, Shanghai by Neri&Hu Design and Research Office received the Bars & Restaurants prize. Image: Inside 

Black Cant System - Heike fashion brand concept store, Hangzhou by Hangzhou AN Interior Design won the major prize for the Retail category. Image: Inside 

Winners of the Civic, Culture & Transport, Creative Re-use, Display, Health & Education, Hotels, Residential categories will be announced on day 2. Australians in the running are K.P.D.O, BVN, Hassell, Ian Moore Architects, and Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects and Caroline Di Costa Architect.

Woods Bagot now joins the list of candidates for the World Interior of the Year Award.