The Urban Zoo Coworking Space design competition challenged entrants to create a unique interior concept for a new chain of coworking spaces planning to launch their first location in the heart of Latvia’s capital city of Riga.
In evaluating the submissions, the jury focused on the quality, versatility, and adaptability of the designs, as well as their dedication to creating a distinct, recognizable interior identity.
The competition concluded with three prize winners and six honorable mentions. Scroll down for a glimpse of the top three prize winners.
1ST PLACE: “The Menagerie” by STUDIO MAS - Marianne Ventre, Anthony Spennato | France
Jury commentary: “The Menagerie project features a modern and coherent color scheme that was eye catching, inviting, and incredibly stylised. It really complimented the concept of an ‘urban zoo’, creating an energetic atmosphere in which workers could connect, exchange, and collaborate. The submitted designs offered a clear and understandable concept that included an uncomplicated scheme of forms, shapes, and colors that complimented the furniture. And while unique, the scheme could easily be replicated in any type of space and has the potential to become the signature interior for the Urban Zoo Coworking brand.”
2ND PLACE: “WILD” by CORNERSTORE - Rachel Fay, Liv Green | Australia
Jury commentary: “WILD took modular design to the next level, with its “Kit of Parts” enabling users to customise their work space towards either individual, isolated work, or fostering collaboration and networking within the space. The project really played well with the theme of a zoo environment, exploring varying levels of exposure established through the lightweight framework of its modular system. The jury selected this project as a runner-up because the highly-functional proposed grid system showed extreme originality and ingenuity, offering a variety of different types of working spaces, presentation platforms, and storage areas. And while the design has great potential in becoming a part of the Urban Zoo Coworking bran, the jury did have slight concerns about the practicalities of the structure installation, maintenance, and cost.”
3RD PLACE: “Habitat” by APEX PROJECT BUREAU - Darya Khrenova, Ekaterina Zakharova, Ilyas Belyaev | Russian Federation
Jury commentary: “The Habitat project is one of the few conventional designs, with a straightforward color scheme of natural wood and plants to create a habitat where creatives could escape the rat race. The jury panel especially complimented the smart and coherent approach to zoning, with different areas being defined as settlements, nests, and jungles, each constructed by a unique arrangement of modular units. The selection of the modular furniture, as well as the overall level of the concept detail, made for a compelling and intriguing working environment.”
You can check out the winning results in more detail here.
All images courtesy of Bee Breeders Architecture Competitions.
Comment as :