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Now THAT’s how to make an entrance! Australian hotel’s futuristic lobby is named the world’s best interior

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A fragmented hotel lobby made almost entirely from recycled pieces of wood has been announced as the World Interior of the Year.

Hotel Hotel, a contemporary hotel in Canberra, Australia, beat off competition from 100 nominees across nine categories including office space and bars and restaurants.

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March Studio designed the unique hotel entrance using recycled timber pieces, concrete beams and steel panelling that line the walls and furniture.

Over 5,000 wooden pieces were fixed around the walls and ceiling to create a tunnelling effect, while more reclaimed timber was used to create a grand staircase.

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The theme was continued with the hotel’s bar, which features stacked tables and surfaces made from concrete beams.

Other details include circular skylights, a large fireplace and a feasting table that divides into different sections.

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Judges said the hotel entrance is a ‘masterful integration of different spaces into a seamless and delightful interior.

‘The choice of raw elements gives a warmth and familiarity mixed with the excitement of the unexpected. They combine to make a powerful but not overwhelming series of spaces.’

The Australian hotel beat off competition from nominees Pavilion Hotel in Shepherd’s Bush, London, St Regis Hotel Istanbul and Skytel Hotel in China.

Other category winners at this year’s event included Bar and Restaurant category champion, Vivarium in Thailand, designed by Hypothesis.

The retail space winner was KKi Sweets in Singapore, designed by Produce Workshop, and the winner of the Civic, Culture and Transport category was Exploded in China, designed by One Plus Partnership.

Last year the World Interior of the Year award was won by Hong Kong architect Joyce Wang, for a restaurant that combines colonial-style furnishings with an industrial warehouse aesthetic.

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The Indian Telegraph Sydney Australia

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