Monday , July 23 2018

Stunning interiors put hotel on elite list

New Zealand architecture is enjoying a golden winter, with Naumi Hotel Auckland Airport named as one of just seven projects globally on the hotels category shortlist for this year’s INSIDE World Festival of Interiors awards.

A 2018 New Zealand Interior Awards winner, the project by Material Creative and Muir Design has now been shortlisted for the worldwide interior design awards programme.

The INSIDE event runs alongside sister festival the World Architecture Festival, which this year is held in Amsterdam from November 28 to 30.

It celebrates cutting-edge design from around the world and includes almost 80 projects across nine categories.

The team behind the hotel at Material Creative and Muir Design Solutions will travel to Amsterdam in November to present their project live to a judging panel, along with the other finalists.

A winner from each of the nine categories will be named – and one will take home the prestigious World Interior of the Year Award for 2018.

The He Tohu Document Room at the National Library in Wellington, which houses the nation’s most precious constitutional documents, has also been shortlisted in the Civic, Culture and Transport category.

Meanwhile, work has finished on the transformation of the former Sisters of Mercy convent in Blenheim into the Marlborough Lodge luxury resort.

Located on 16 acres of gardens, the Peter Lloyd-masterminded project emphasises minimalism and contemporary style married with original character and includes a hand-carved Kauri wood staircase and original doors, panelling and glass panes in homage to the site’s heritage.

The ten-room lodge, part two of a four-phase refresh of the site, includes a soft colour and material palette to complement the lodge’s locally sourced artwork.

Amenities include the Harvest Restaurant, with a spa also in the works for phase three of the design.

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