The German designer Kirsten Schwalgien, based in Barcelona, won the international ACD Awards 2020 for the Best Interiors Residential Concept with the interior design project ‘Rambla 29’. This award has previously been won by other studios such as Bjarke Ingels Group, Perkins Eastman or WOW Architectes, among others.
The interior design concept of ‘Rambla 29’ stands out for the quality in the selection of materials and the integration of new contemporary design and traditional aesthetics of a typical 19th century modernist building from the Eixample district of Barcelona.
The original elements, such as the arches and the high vaulted ceilings, have been respected and integrated into a modern and welcoming aesthetic proposal, capable of restoring the building to its former splendor. The project integrates a selection of pure and natural materials that have been specifically chosen for each of the spaces, adapting each one to the essence of the building.
The ACD Awards mission, promoted by the initiative ‘Rethinking The Future Awards’, is to highlight excellence and innovation from among the best architecture and design projects in the world. This year, more than 1,200 proposals have participated from 40 countries, covering the categories of architecture, landscaping, urban design, product design and interior design.