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Gallery: The glitz and glamor of the hospitality world's best new architecture

Gallery: The glitz and glamor ...
The Wild Coast Tented Lodge in Sri Lanka earned a Special prize for an Exterior in the restaurants category at the 2018 Prix Versailles World Architecture Awards
The Wild Coast Tented Lodge in Sri Lanka earned a Special prize for an Exterior in the restaurants category at the 2018 Prix Versailles World Architecture Awards
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Interior detail in Apple Orchard Road, the first Apple flagship store in Singapore
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Interior detail in Apple Orchard Road, the first Apple flagship store in Singapore
Apple Orchard Road, the first Apple flagship store in Singapore by Foster + Partners took out the grand prize for Shops & Stores at the Prix Versailles 2018 world architecture awards
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Apple Orchard Road, the first Apple flagship store in Singapore by Foster + Partners took out the grand prize for Shops & Stores at the Prix Versailles 2018 world architecture awards
Interior in Apple Orchard Road, the first Apple flagship store in Singapore
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Interior in Apple Orchard Road, the first Apple flagship store in Singapore
Apple Orchard Road, the first Apple flagship store in Singapore by Foster + Partners took out the grand prize for Shops & Stores at the Prix Versailles 2018 world architecture awards
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Apple Orchard Road, the first Apple flagship store in Singapore by Foster + Partners took out the grand prize for Shops & Stores at the Prix Versailles 2018 world architecture awards
Inside Dolce & Gabbana’s Venice Palazzo in Italy, by French architecture firm Carbondale
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Inside Dolce & Gabbana’s Venice Palazzo in Italy, by French architecture firm Carbondale
The Dolce & Gabbana’s Venice Palazzo in Italy by French architecture firm Carbondale earned a "Special prize for an Interior Shops & Stores" at the 2018 Prix Versailles awards
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The Dolce & Gabbana’s Venice Palazzo in Italy by French architecture firm Carbondale earned a "Special prize for an Interior Shops & Stores" at the 2018 Prix Versailles awards
Inside Dolce & Gabbana’s Venice Palazzo in Italy, by French architecture firm Carbondale
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Inside Dolce & Gabbana’s Venice Palazzo in Italy, by French architecture firm Carbondale
The Dolce & Gabbana’s Venice Palazzo in Italy by French architecture firm Carbondale earned a "Special prize for an Interior Shops & Stores" at the 2018 Prix Versailles awards
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The Dolce & Gabbana’s Venice Palazzo in Italy by French architecture firm Carbondale earned a "Special prize for an Interior Shops & Stores" at the 2018 Prix Versailles awards
Earning a "Special prize for an Exterior Shops & Stores" at the Prix Versailles 2018 awards is the Porcelanosa showroom in Santiago, Chile, by Gonzalo Mardones Arquitecto
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Earning a "Special prize for an Exterior Shops & Stores" at the Prix Versailles 2018 awards is the Porcelanosa showroom in Santiago, Chile, by Gonzalo Mardones Arquitecto
Exterior of the Porcelanosa showroom in Santiago, Chile, by Gonzalo Mardones Arquitecto
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Exterior of the Porcelanosa showroom in Santiago, Chile, by Gonzalo Mardones Arquitecto
Earning a "Special prize for an Exterior Shops & Stores" at the Prix Versailles 2018 awards is the Porcelanosa showroom in Santiago, Chile, by Gonzalo Mardones Arquitecto
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Earning a "Special prize for an Exterior Shops & Stores" at the Prix Versailles 2018 awards is the Porcelanosa showroom in Santiago, Chile, by Gonzalo Mardones Arquitecto
Exterior of the Porcelanosa showroom in Santiago, Chile, by Gonzalo Mardones Arquitecto
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Exterior of the Porcelanosa showroom in Santiago, Chile, by Gonzalo Mardones Arquitecto
The Watermark WestQuay in Southampton, UK, earned top honors in the Shopping Malls category of the 2018 Prix Versailles world architecture awards
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The Watermark WestQuay in Southampton, UK, earned top honors in the Shopping Malls category of the 2018 Prix Versailles world architecture awards
The Watermark WestQuay in Southampton, UK, by architecture firms acme and Hammerson
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The Watermark WestQuay in Southampton, UK, by architecture firms acme and Hammerson
The Watermark WestQuay in Southampton, UK, earned top honors in the Shopping Malls category of the 2018 Prix Versailles world architecture awards
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The Watermark WestQuay in Southampton, UK, earned top honors in the Shopping Malls category of the 2018 Prix Versailles world architecture awards
The Watermark WestQuay in Southampton, UK, by architecture firms acme and Hammerson
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The Watermark WestQuay in Southampton, UK, by architecture firms acme and Hammerson
Lane 189 in Shanghai, China earned a "Special prize for an Interior Shopping Malls" at the 2018 Prix Versailles World Architecture Awards
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Lane 189 in Shanghai, China earned a "Special prize for an Interior Shopping Malls" at the 2018 Prix Versailles World Architecture Awards
Inside the Lane 189 in Shanghai, China, by Dutch architecture firm UNStudio
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Inside the Lane 189 in Shanghai, China, by Dutch architecture firm UNStudio
Lane 189 in Shanghai, China earned a "Special prize for an Interior Shopping Malls" at the 2018 Prix Versailles World Architecture Awards
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Lane 189 in Shanghai, China earned a "Special prize for an Interior Shopping Malls" at the 2018 Prix Versailles World Architecture Awards
Inside the Lane 189 in Shanghai, China, by Dutch architecture firm UNStudio
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Inside the Lane 189 in Shanghai, China, by Dutch architecture firm UNStudio
The McArthurGlen Provence in France earned a "Special prize for an Exterior Shopping Malls" at the 2018 Prix Versailles World Architecture Awards
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The McArthurGlen Provence in France earned a "Special prize for an Exterior Shopping Malls" at the 2018 Prix Versailles World Architecture Awards
The McArthurGlen Provence in France earned a "Special prize for an Exterior Shopping Malls" at the 2018 Prix Versailles World Architecture Awards
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The McArthurGlen Provence in France earned a "Special prize for an Exterior Shopping Malls" at the 2018 Prix Versailles World Architecture Awards
The McArthurGlen Provence in France, by French firm Marseille Architecture Partenaires
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The McArthurGlen Provence in France, by French firm Marseille Architecture Partenaires
The McArthurGlen Provence in France, by French firm Marseille Architecture Partenaires
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The McArthurGlen Provence in France, by French firm Marseille Architecture Partenaires
Amanyangyun in Shanghai, China took out the grand prize for hotels at the 2018 Prix Versailles World Architecture Awards
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Amanyangyun in Shanghai, China took out the grand prize for hotels at the 2018 Prix Versailles World Architecture Awards
Inside the Amanyangyun hotel in Shanghai, China, by Singapore's Kerry Hill Architects
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Inside the Amanyangyun hotel in Shanghai, China, by Singapore's Kerry Hill Architects
Inside the Amanyangyun hotel in Shanghai, China, by Singapore's Kerry Hill Architects
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Inside the Amanyangyun hotel in Shanghai, China, by Singapore's Kerry Hill Architects
Amanyangyun in Shanghai, China took out the grand prize for hotels at the 2018 Prix Versailles World Architecture Awards
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Amanyangyun in Shanghai, China took out the grand prize for hotels at the 2018 Prix Versailles World Architecture Awards
Bisate Lodge in the Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda earned a Special prize for an Interior Hotels at the 2018 Prix Versailles World Architecture Awards
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Bisate Lodge in the Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda earned a Special prize for an Interior Hotels at the 2018 Prix Versailles World Architecture Awards
Bisate Lodge in the Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda, by South Africa's Nicholas Plewman Architects
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Bisate Lodge in the Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda, by South Africa's Nicholas Plewman Architects
Bisate Lodge in the Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda earned a Special prize for an Interior Hotels at the 2018 Prix Versailles World Architecture Awards
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Bisate Lodge in the Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda earned a Special prize for an Interior Hotels at the 2018 Prix Versailles World Architecture Awards
Bisate Lodge in the Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda, by South Africa's Nicholas Plewman Architects
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Bisate Lodge in the Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda, by South Africa's Nicholas Plewman Architects
Six Senses in Seychelles earned a Special prize for an Exterior Hotels at the 2018 Prix Versailles World Architecture Awards
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Six Senses in Seychelles earned a Special prize for an Exterior Hotels at the 2018 Prix Versailles World Architecture Awards
The Six Senses hotel in Seychelles, by the UK's Studio RHE
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The Six Senses hotel in Seychelles, by the UK's Studio RHE
Six Senses in Seychelles earned a Special prize for an Exterior Hotels at the 2018 Prix Versailles World Architecture Awards
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Six Senses in Seychelles earned a Special prize for an Exterior Hotels at the 2018 Prix Versailles World Architecture Awards
The Six Senses hotel in Seychelles, by the UK's Studio RHE
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The Six Senses hotel in Seychelles, by the UK's Studio RHE
Ixi’im in Chocholá, Mexico, took out the Restaurants category in the 2018 Prix Versailles World Architecture Awards
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Ixi’im in Chocholá, Mexico, took out the Restaurants category in the 2018 Prix Versailles World Architecture Awards
The Ixi’im restaurant in Chocholá, Mexico, by Mexico's Central de proyectos and Paulina Morán
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The Ixi’im restaurant in Chocholá, Mexico, by Mexico's Central de proyectos and Paulina Morán
Ixi’im in Chocholá, Mexico, took out the Restaurants category in the 2018 Prix Versailles World Architecture Awards
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Ixi’im in Chocholá, Mexico, took out the Restaurants category in the 2018 Prix Versailles World Architecture Awards
The Ixi’im restaurant in Chocholá, Mexico, by Mexico's Central de proyectos and Paulina Morán
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The Ixi’im restaurant in Chocholá, Mexico, by Mexico's Central de proyectos and Paulina Morán
Nobu Downtown in New York earned a Special prize for an Interior Restaurants at the 2018 Prix Versailles World Architecture Awards
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Nobu Downtown in New York earned a Special prize for an Interior Restaurants at the 2018 Prix Versailles World Architecture Awards
Restaurant Nobu Downtown in New York, by Rockwell Group
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Restaurant Nobu Downtown in New York, by Rockwell Group
Restaurant Nobu Downtown in New York, by Rockwell Group
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Restaurant Nobu Downtown in New York, by Rockwell Group
Nobu Downtown in New York earned a Special prize for an Interior Restaurants at the 2018 Prix Versailles World Architecture Awards
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Nobu Downtown in New York earned a Special prize for an Interior Restaurants at the 2018 Prix Versailles World Architecture Awards
Nobu Downtown in New York earned a Special prize for an Interior Restaurants at the 2018 Prix Versailles World Architecture Awards
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Nobu Downtown in New York earned a Special prize for an Interior Restaurants at the 2018 Prix Versailles World Architecture Awards
The Wild Coast Tented Lodge in Sri Lanka earned a Special prize for an Exterior in the restaurants category at the 2018 Prix Versailles World Architecture Awards
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The Wild Coast Tented Lodge in Sri Lanka earned a Special prize for an Exterior in the restaurants category at the 2018 Prix Versailles World Architecture Awards
The Wild Coast Tented Lodge in Sri Lanka, by Nomadic Resorts
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The Wild Coast Tented Lodge in Sri Lanka, by Nomadic Resorts
The Wild Coast Tented Lodge in Sri Lanka, by Nomadic Resorts
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The Wild Coast Tented Lodge in Sri Lanka, by Nomadic Resorts
The Wild Coast Tented Lodge in Sri Lanka earned a Special prize for an Exterior in the restaurants category at the 2018 Prix Versailles World Architecture Awards
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The Wild Coast Tented Lodge in Sri Lanka earned a Special prize for an Exterior in the restaurants category at the 2018 Prix Versailles World Architecture Awards
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Now in its fourth edition, the Prix Versailles is an annual architecture award that focuses on the world of hospitality, celebrating the most impressive designs to grace hotels, restaurants and stores around the world. Among the big winners in 2018 are a predictably opulent Dolce and Gabbana retail space, an Apple flagship store and fine dining facilities in downtown New York.

The Prix Versailles awards are decided by an eight person jury that includes architects, designers, a chef and the mayor of Versailles himself, François de Mazières. The competition is spread out over different categories for Shops & Stores, Shopping Malls, Hotels and Restaurants, with a grand prize for each along with awards for the best interior and exterior.

Apple Orchard Road, the first Apple flagship store in Singapore by Foster + Partners took out the grand prize for Shops & Stores at the Prix Versailles 2018 world architecture awards
Apple Orchard Road, the first Apple flagship store in Singapore by Foster + Partners took out the grand prize for Shops & Stores at the Prix Versailles 2018 world architecture awards

Apple's first flagship store in Singapore, Apple Orchard Road, claimed top honors in the Shops and Stores category. The UK architecture firm behind it, Foster + Partners, has come up with a number of designs for Apple including its flagship store in Dubai and futuristic Apple campus in California.

But it describes Apple Orchard Road as one of its "greenest Apple spaces yet." The store sits on a tree-lined avenue and, with trees inside, on the mezzanine and at the entrance, it attempts to blur the boundaries between inside and out.

Inside Dolce & Gabbana’s Venice Palazzo in Italy, by French architecture firm Carbondale
Inside Dolce & Gabbana’s Venice Palazzo in Italy, by French architecture firm Carbondale

It's not total glitz and glamor, however. Also on the winners list is an eco-tourism lodge in Rwanda made up of a cluster of six forest villas inspired by the traditional architecture of a former king's palace. There's also a hotel built into a cliffside in the Seychelles that subtly blends in with its rocky surroundings and an incredible shopping mall interior in Shanghai, China.

Check out all 12 winning designs in the gallery.

Source: Prix Versailles

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2 comments
JamesAberdeen
Some fantastic architecture here, thanks NA.
ljaques
The stunning Six Senses hotel in Seychelles redeems the rest of the lot of ugly irkitecture. And the quirky Wild Coast Tented Lodge in Sri Lanka gets the brilliant camouflage award, blending in with its environment.