Written by Joaquim Paulo
At the annual iF design award night, this year held at munich’s BMW welt, a host of successful interior architecture projects were celebrated as part of the prestigious event. iF CEO ralph wiegmann presented the coveted trophies in front of more than 2,000 guests from a host of businesses, agencies, cultural institutions, and media outlets.
Of the discipline’s 345 submitted schemes, 96 were granted an award bearing the iF label, while ten specially chosen projects were selected for the organization’s highest honor – the iF gold award. although submissions span a range different categories, seven of the ten works originate from either the exhibitions and trade fairs category, or the shops and showrooms classification.
From corporate architecture to exhibition stands, the jury took into account evaluation criteria, such as tasks and objectives; architecture and design quality; the quality of the implementation and of the details; choice and implementation of materials; spatial concepts and atmosphere; functionality and flexibility of use; corporate design; and environmental sustainability.
As the prize continues to expand and diversify, from april 2015 the iF design awards welcomes projects that fall into the entirely new category of ‘architecture’. scroll down to view each of the gold winning entries in the iF design award’s interior architecture discipline.
Cultura bookstore by studio MK27 (shops/showrooms)
Confession of design by vasku&klug (exhibitions/trade fairs)
Time machine by tamschick media+space (installations)
Audi quattro bar by schmidhuber (hotels/spas/restaurants/bars)
Occhio evolution plus by martin et karczinski (exhibitions/trade fairs)
Camper store by atelier marko brajovic (shops/showrooms)
Undo by d’art design gruppe (exhibitions/trade fairs)
Gu yuan·specious feeling by deve build (shops/showrooms)
Vierkanthof by eins:33 (exhibitions/trade fairs)
MINI icehotel by BMW group designworks USA (hotels/spas/restaurant/bars)