St. Barbara’s project shortlisted for INSIDE

Festival of Interiors Awards

AP has been selected for the final of the INSIDE Festival of Interiors Awards 2011. The awards consist of eleven prized categories, of which AP has been shortlisted for the category of Creative Re-Use. AP has been invited to present their project in front of an international jury, where they will be competing against other finalists for the overall award for World Interior of the Year. The Inside Festival will be taking place from the 2nd to the 4th November in Barcelona, Spain.

The project submitted by AP is a new office space created on St. Barbara’s Bastion. This project involved the remodelling of an old three storey house into offices and residential space. The need for separate entrances, and therefore, two staircases became the key design challenge for the architectural team. They applied the concept of the double-helix to the two staircases, thus enabling the entrances to be distinct, leading to the offices and residential unit separately, while the intertwining staircases are conceived as one sculptural mass.

The Festival will be celebrating the most distinguished interiors and their designers, with the intent of discovering the finest interior space of the past year. This will be decided on by Inside’s acclaimed judging panel comprised of internationally respected designers and key industry figures.

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St. Barbara Bastion