organic grid+ wins workplace of the future 2.0 design competition organic grid+ wins workplace of the future 2.0 design competition
jan 29, 2015

organic grid+ wins workplace of the future 2.0 design competition

organic grid+ wins workplace of the future 2.0 design competition
all images courtesy of sean cassidy and joe wilson

 

 

 

the finalists of metropolis magazine’s workplace of the future 2.0 design competition have been announced. this year’s brief challenged participants to redefine the idea of the office, illustrating their interpretation of its evolution within the next 15 years.

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the future skyline

 

 

 

although their approaches are different, each of the winning submissions, selected from 153 entries, shows innovation in how they develop new prototypes by employing technological ingenuity, maintaining much of the same construction while providing different experiences to suit the employees’ unique needs. driven to change the negative associations of working in open-plan offices, ‘organic grid +’ by sean cassidy and joe wilson considers employee comfort as its first priority.

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exterior view of a sky garden

 

 

 

the ergonomic features and customization capabilities of the interior spaces, particularly through mobile desks and walls, reflect cassidy’s mindset that ‘workers are the heart of most businesses, and should be treated as such.’ this method allows the environment to adapt as needed to accommodate the various functions that may arise.

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looking up towards the vegetation

 

 

 

in addition to a flexible layout, the approach embraces ‘health-conscious plug-ins’ (technology worn by the employees to monitor overall well-being and make healthy suggestions throughout the day) to aid in reducing sick days and increasing focus and productivity. in keeping with this mentality, sky gardens provide fresh food for employees to enjoy, as well as natural cooling and acoustic buffering throughout the building. the intrusion of green spaces into the structure itself also generates a more welcoming and overall pleasant atmosphere in which to work, ultimately boosting morale for those inside.

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employees will be equipped with health plug-ins

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the interior will facilitate interactions with informative technology

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concept diagram

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layout configuration

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here. 

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