Dezeen Awards 2020 Shortlist Announced – Hospitality Categories
Now entering its third year, the Dezeen Awards identify the world's best architecture, interiors and design projects, as well as the individual studios, architects and designers producing the most exceptional work. In an exciting twist for 2020, Dezeen have introduced ‘Restaurant interior’ and ‘Bar interior’ categories to the Interiors segment of the awards.
This year’s shortlists have now been revealed, and Sleep & Eat have wrapped up a selection of the outstanding hospitality projects impressing the judges in the final round. Browse this year’s shortlist and get inspired by the top hospitality interiors of 2020.
Interiors – Bar interior
The Berkeley Bar and Terrace
by Bryan O'Sullivan Studio
Shortlisted for bar interior of the year at Dezeen Awards 2020, Bryan O'Sullivan Studio has designed Berkeley Bar and Terrace for Knightsbridge's five-star hotel The Berkeley.
The Berkeley Bar and Terrace features a pink-hued mural depicting female faces in an enclosed private area, referencing snugs in old pubs where women could withdraw and socialise without judgement.
>> See more of The Berkeley Bar and Terrace
The Flow of Ecstatic
by Daosheng Design
Shortlisted for bar interior of the year at Dezeen Awards 2020, Daosheng Design has created a bar that draws on the local culture of Guancheng, China.
The ‘Flow of Ecstatic’ bar is located in Dongguan City – a prosperous business district with many high-end residential areas. The bar has a strong business atmosphere and is close to convenient transportation.
>> Explore the Flow of Ecstatic Bar
Interiors – Hotel and Short-Stay Interior
Capsule Hostel and Bookstore
by Atelier Tao+C
Shortlisted for hotel and short stay interior of the year at Dezeen Awards 2020, Atelier Tao+C has designed a capsule hotel and bookstore surrounded by mountains in Zhejiang Province, China.
The hotel has been built inside an old rammed-earth structure, with the addition of a glazed gable-end extension. Its full-height atrium is covered in translucent corrugated plastic panels that project from the eastern gable end of the original structure, and bamboo bookshelves line the walls, doubling as a library and a bookshop.
>> Explore the Capsule Hostel and Bookstore
Shortlisted for hotel and short stay interior of the year at Dezeen Awards 2020, Trunk(House) is a new hospitality concept blending ultra-bespoke services with the comfort of the home environment.
Trunk(House) is rented in its entiretey, and situated within a carefully restored ex-geisha house, with capacity to sleep four and to host up to 30 for parties. The townhouse spans two floors, comprising a living room, open-plan dining room and kitchen, tearoom, traditional bathing area, landscaped mini-garden, and Tokyo's smallest disco.
>> Explore more of Trunk(House)
Interiors – Restaurant interior
by Limtaehee Design Studio
Shortlisted for restaurant interior of the year at Dezeen Awards 2020, DooSooGoBang is a restaurant that serves Korean Buddhist cuisine in Suwon, South Korea.
The space is divided into three sections that are connected with different altitudes with small gates that escalate dramatic changes between them. One section represents the image of traditional banquet, where people gather around portable tables for occasions. Another offers a calm and relaxing space for ‘savouring the beauty of nature in mountains’, while the last has a cozy room decorated with Korean aesthetics.
>> See more of DooSooGoBang Restaurant
by Curvink Architects
Shortlisted for restaurant interior of the year at Dezeen Awards 2020, Embers is a restaurant and bar designed to look like a forest in Taipei, Taiwan.
The studio has steam-bent the trees for thee bar space and used natural materials from mountain conifers sourced from the forestry in Taiwan. Ember Restaurant’s designers have used domestic trees to highlight Taiwan's sustainable and generational timber industry.
>> Explore Embers Restaurant
Architecture – Hospitality Building
Garden Hotpot Restaurant
by MUDA Architects
Shortlisted for hospitality building of the year at Dezeen Awards 2020, MUDA Architects has designed a hotpot restaurant in Chengdu, China which hugs the edge of a lotus pond in a eucalyptus forest.
MUDA architects decided to blend local hotpot culture into a natural ecological environment by presenting a waterside catering space that respects the original ecology. The Garden Restaurant’s white roof and platform coordinate organic shapes with curves, that stretch to skirt the water body and interface with the eucalyptus woods.
Aiming to enhance interaction between people and nature, the whole roof is supported by thin pillars integrating into the woods instead of solid walls, resembling the steam of hotpots diffusing into the air.
>> Explore Garden Hotpot Restaurant
by VOM M
Shortlisted for hospitality building of the year at Dezeen Awards 2020, Hotel Bauhofstrasse is a sustainable hotel in Germany built next to historic buildings.
Constructed of wooden shingling, the hotel contributes to the revitalisation of the surrounding district. By choosing the trendsetting construction principle of wooden-room modules, the design sets standards regarding ecology, efficiency, construction period and quality.
>> See more of Hotel Bauhofstrasse
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