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The briefing will explain and inspire you in detail about the conceptual and functional requirements for the Space and gives a clear overview of the documents and drawings you need to create to participate.


Keep an eye on the registration deadline and save the date for the Biennale INTERIEUR 2018 already now.

  • Registration Deadline March 31st, 2018
  • Jury April 2018
    Entries for the Interieur Awards will be judged anonymously by an international jury.
  • Announcement Winners May 2018
  • Exhibition 18-22 October 2018
    Exhibition during Biennale INTERIEUR 2018


Entries for the Interieur Awards will be judged anonymously by an international jury. Its members are prominent international professionals with relevant knowledge and expertise within the general field of design.

TThe 2018 jury members are Alex Mustonen (USA), India Mahdavi (FR), Glenn Sestig (BE) & Nicolai Norregaard (DK).


The jury will select three successful participants. The prize awarded to these winners consists of the realisation of their selected bar space concept (value 10,000 euro per winner, a total of 30,000 euro) alongside prominent exposure to the 70,000-strong visiting audience during the 26th Biennale INTERIEUR 2018.


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What to prepare?

To register you need to prepare: First a PDF file of your project featuring elements such as moodboards, drawings, views, technical information, product information and the obligatory proof of budget. Secondly a short descriptive text and 3 to maximum 5 images of the proposed space. Last but not least: a poster visually presenting and explaining the entire concept to the jury. Download the template for this poster.

Be aware that for the presentation to the jury all posters of entries will be printed and presented along the walls of the judging space. As such you will understand the importance of your poster as a first impression to the jury.

How to submit?

First you need to and head over to our submit project section. Here you will find al steps to successfully submit your project.

What is the exact deadline?

The deadline is March 31st 2018 at 11:59pm CET (Central European Time)

Letters of intent

You can add letters of intent to the A4 pdf. As most probably letters of intent will show the participants name, to ensure anonimity during the jury the Interieur team will mark names in black on these documents, as such guaranteeing the anonimity.

The theme

The jury is looking for strong concepts. You can decide completely on the concept, colours, mood and food! There is no fixed theme.

Food & drinks

More important for this year’s edition will be the food and drinks assortment. Apart from the design characteristics of the concept a particular judgement will go to the menu you propose. An important parameter is a concept and menu that works from the morning till the evening. Last but not least there is a particular interest for a dedicated Belgian beer bar.

Is there a prize apart from the 10,000 € budget?

The 10,000 € budget goes to the realisation of the bars. There are plenty of opportunities for the 3 winners, amongst others visibility for the 70,000 Interieur visitors and international press coverage. There is no additional prize in cash.

Why is there a 150 € registration fee?

The fee guarantees well-considered submissions by those who really want to go for it and allows us to welcome a high-profile international jury.

What about the catering and staff?

Participants are asked to submit a food concept, but the actual execution and day to day management of the bar will be subcontracted by Biennale Interieur to a professional catering company. No need to think about bringing along your own people for catering.

Proof of budget

We ask for a proof of budget which is just meant as a reality check. The essential thing is to prove that it is feasible to build your design for the proposed budget. Provide us with an estimated cost for materials, furniture and production and an estimate of the added value if you work with supporting partners.

Bar & Kitchen equipment

Please note that the actual bar and kitchen equipment, such as fridges, coolers and heaters will be rented by Interieur. Only the cost of the actual counter or bar in which to present food or drinks needs to be included in your proof of budget. As a guideline for the service & stock area: provide a stock area of approximately 6 to 9 m2, height approximately 2,5 m.

Who will build the bars?

Your design will be constructed by the Interieur production team. No need to bring a team of builders or a contractor. Include an estimated production fee in your budget for woodwork, painting etc.

Group registration

Groups will have to select a group representative who will register and enter the group proposal. The names of the additional group members can be added in the registration form.

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