Shaw Contract Group names Design is… Award winners

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Cartersville, Ga. – In its ninth year, the Shaw Contract Group Design is… Award program honors architecture and design firms that are changing the very idea of what design is. Six projects out of 356 entries from 25 countries were selected as winners. Through these winning projects, selected from commercial spaces from around the globe, we see how design is redefining our lives and improving it for the better.

“After nine years and more than 2,100 entries from 34 countries, the Design Is… Award continues to champion design excellence across market segments and around the world,” said John Stephens, vice president of marketing for Shaw Contract Group. “The Design is… Award program celebrates more than just beautiful spaces. These projects surmount simple beauty to deliver innovative solutions, impacting the people who encounter the space and the functions that take place within.”

Firm: ZGF Architects
Seattle
Project: Federal Center South Building 1202, Seattle
Taking cues from biophilia, the workplace design strategy creates a connection with nature, leading to happier and more productive employees. The building mimics nature surrounding the site, while maximizing daylight and views.

Firm: Francis­Jones Morehen Thorp
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Project: Melton Library and Learning Hub, Melton, Victoria, Australia
With an emphasis on environmentally responsible design and materials, the library complex boasts sweeping curves and vertical timber battening to accentuate the double­height reading space.

Firm: Nikken Sekkei Ltd.
Tokyo, Japan
Project: JOSAI University Educational Corp., Tokyo Kioicho Campus, Bldg 3,  Tokyo, Japan
In Tokyo, effective and efficient student workspaces is limited. Innovative solutions, including multi­function areas, and small “alcoves” along carpeted corridors provide quiet spaces where students can meet and spend time together.

Firm: Hickok Cole Architects
Washington, D.C.
Project: NPR, Washington, D.C.
Raw sophistication, striations of color and visual interpretations of news reverberate throughout the 330,000 square foot landmark building and historic warehouse.

Firm: Studio Groen+Schild, Deventer, The Netherlands
Project: TenneT, Arnhem, The Netherlands
Natural, sustainable materials stimulate employee collaboration and reinforce the relationship between the outside landscape and the interior architecture.

Firm: RMTA, Kansas City, Mo.
Project: Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator, Kansas City, Mo.
Within this renovated 1903 icehouse, start­ups from around the world convene to work on the future of mobile health technology. Users can arrange the furniture based on needs for the day, offering a versatile space that also maintains the building’s original charm. RMTA won the People’s Choice Award, which brought in over 14,000 votes.

 

 

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