Indoor festival 2014: a Hong Kong restaurant that combines colonial-style furnishings with an industrial warehouse aesthetic was named World Interior of the Year at the Inside Festival in Singapore (+ slideshow).
Designed by Hong Kong architect Joyce Wang, the Mott 32 restaurant is located in a basement that once served as a storage place.
The architect added a series of skylights to bring natural light into the space. The restaurant is divided into different areas which include a “tangerine room” for private dining and a couples’ area with an embroidered silk wall, as well as a bar inspired by a Chinese apothecary.
Other details include metal chains that reference the town’s fishing history and globe-shaped lighting spheres.
As a winner in the restaurants and bars category, the project was shortlisted before eight other projects which included a research hub with a sculptural ceiling installation and a marble cinema in a Hong Kong mall.
Last year, the World Interior of the Year award went to the renovation of David Kohn’s apartment in Barcelona, which features a triangular patterned floor that gradually changes color from green to red. Speaking to Dezeen, the London architect described how he tried to unleash the “potential” that was “held back by architecture”.