The best interior design projects announced in the World


Brandnamic Campus by G22 Projects Gries, Italy. Image credit: Alex Filz

Brandnamic Campus by G22 Projects Gries, Italy. Image credit: Alex Filz

After the World Architecture Festival just announced its 2022 shortlist featuring the best new projects, the program’s sister event, the World Festival of Interiors (INSIDE 2022), has now revealed the finalists of the interior design competition. 

Highlighting outstanding interiors ranging from hotels, workplaces, public buildings, and restaurants, this year’s shortlist includes 65 projects from across the globe. According to INSIDE program director Paul Finch, this year’s selection “focused on the flow of users in the interior space, with use of lobbies, landings, and stairs for social and learning engagement.”

View a selection of this year’s shortlisted project finalists below.

NAB 3 Parramatta Square by Woods Bagot Sydney, Australia. Image credit: Nicole England

PH7800 by MAS Istanbul, Turkey. Image credit: Egemen Karakaya

Dyson Global HQ, St James Power Station by M Moser Associates Singapore. Image credit: Dyson

“We reviewed everything from the
fabulous to the austere and found much to admire. Trends in this year’s entries ranged from
the small to the large scale and included the increasing deployment of wood in both structural
and decorative ways; the use of spiral staircases to improve circulation; insertion of nature,
including use of internal trees; and an increasing interest in the creative re-use of historic
buildings, many of them industrial,” Finch commented.

Ling Ling by Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos Mexico City, Mexico. Image credit: LGM Studio

Pang Mei Noodle Bar by Office AIO Beijing, China. Image credit: Wen Studio

Victorian Pride Centre by Brearley Architects+Urbanists and Grant Amon Architects Melbourne, Australia. Image credit: John Gollings

Paseo Mallorca by OHLAB Palma, Spain. Image credit: José Hevia

Sculptform Design Studio by Woods Bagot Melbourne, Australia. Image credit: Peter Bennetts

Tomacado (Shanghai IFC) by Liang Architecture Studio Hangzhou, China. Image credit: Sun Jun

View the full shortlist of this year’s INSIDE project finalists here.

The World Architecture Festival and INSIDE World Festival of Interiors will take place at the FIL
exhibition center in Lisbon, Portugal, from November 30 – December 2, 2022. Click here to learn more.