It is with great pleasure and excitement that we announce the nominees of the 5th biannial The Great Indoors Award.
The international jury selected the following nominees from 271 entries from 39 countries:
Category Show & Sell:
· White Store(store, Amsterdam) | Designed by XML (NL)
· Band of Outsiders (store, Tokyo) | Designed by LOT-EK (JP)
· Living Spaces + Conceptroom ‘Huisraad’ (exhibition, Tilburg) | Designed by Studio Makking & Bey (NL)
· Design Republic Commune (store, restaurant, 1-room hotel, Shanghai) | Designed by Neri&Hu Design and Research Office (CN)
· Maruhiro Flagship Store (store, showroom, Nagasaki) | Designed by Yusuke Seki (JP)
Category Concentrate & Collaborate:
· The End of Sitting (office, Amsterdam) | Designed by RAAAF (NL)
· Royal Auping Deventer (office, meeting place, Deventer) | Designed by Ex Interiors (NL)
· Fendi Headquarter @Palazzo della Civilta Italiana (head quarter and showroom, Rome) | Designed by Marco Constanzi Architects (IT)
· Uber 11 (office, San Francisco) | Designed by Studio O+A (US)
· Flamingo Shanghai Office – the Attic (office, Shanghai) | Designed by Neri&Hu Design and Research Office (CN)
Category Relax & Consume:
· Sala de Despiece (restaurant, Madrid) | Designed by OHLAB / Olivier Hernaiz Architecture lab (ES)
· The Gallery at Sketch (restaurant and gallery, London) | Designed by India Mahdavi (UK)
· Dardenia Fish & Sushi (factory and restaurant, Istanbul) | Designed by Alatas architecture & consulting (TR)
· Hueso Restaurant (restaurant, Guadalajara) | Designed by Cadena + Asociados Concept Design (MX)
· Lofletters Botel (hotel rooms, Amsterdam) | Designed by MMX-architecten and Jord den Hollander /Botel bv (NL)
Category Serve & Facilitate:
· Public library in de Korenbeurs (library and restaurant, Schiedam) | Designed by Ministerie van Verbeelding (NL)
· Kawaii preparatory School (school, Kobe) | Designed by Matsya Art Works / KTX archiLAB (JP)
· Kaleidoscope. Space for Children (childrens playground at hotel, Mallorca) | Designed by A2arquitectos (SP)
· Magdas Hotel Wien (hotel for tourists and fugitvesen, Vienna) | Designed by AllesWirdGut Architects (AUT)
· Shed of Leaf (memorial tsunami, Ibaraki) | Designed by G Architects Studio (JP)
The winners will be announced during the festive award ceremony of The Great Indoors Award 2015 on Saturday 31 October at Rebelle. in Maastricht, The Netherlands.
The jury consists of: Brendan Cormier - curator Victoria and Albert Museum, Alexis Georgacopoulos - director ECAL- Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne, Nora Fehlbaum - co-CEO of Vitra, Deyan Sudjic - director Design Museum London and Jaspar Jansen – designer/founder i29.
The Great Indoors is an initiative of Marres, house for contemporary culture, Bureau Europa / platform for architecture, and FRAME magazine.
The Great Indoors 2015 is made possible by the City of Maastricht and Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie.