• Workspaces

    for Tomorrow

    Architecture & design competition

     

     

    registration before march 20, 2020

  • THE COMPETITION

    Whether we are passionate about our work or just want to earn a living; whether we work for ourselves or for someone we’ll never meet; whether we work with our hands, our heart, or our mind; whether we work sitting down, standing up, inside, outside, during the day, at night, in a business suit or in a boiler suit: work plays a central role in all our lives.

     

    In France, the service sector now accounts for more than 76% of jobs, compared to just 40% in the early 1960s. Agriculture and industry mechanized, then automated. Construction is likely to become automated in the future. New professions appear every day, and others disappear. Work environments and spaces are constantly changing, but for the last century one has stood out: the office. Whether they’re large or small, open or closed, private or shared, Flex-office style or straight out of a Terrv Gilliam film, offices are our everyday reality.

     

    Currently, only 40% of time spent in these spaces is dedicated to effective and efficient work. In fact, productivity, optimization and creativity are no longer the sole factors driving companies. Thanks to the consumerization of work, the office must be a source of inspiration. To compete, it has to be attractive. Workers, whether salaried or self-employed, want these spaces to be more fun, more welcoming and more customizable. The boundary between workspaces and living spaces is becoming blurred, and offices increasingly resemble homes.


    How will this space, traditionally called an office, change in the coming decades? Beyond the pretenses and strategies of employer marketing in the short term, how can we rethink this space so that it genuinely allows everyone flourish professionally? Is it a question of use? Functionality? Scale? Interaction? Location? Atmosphere? Design? Ecology?

     

    Each team will need to think about the near or distant future and develop a project which uses the tools of architecture, urban planning, design, concept creation, or any other relevant field to respond to the questions above. The project can be presented in any format (designs, cross-sections, elevation views, collages, comic strips, paintings, drawings, etc.).

     

    The project can tackle any issue (or several issues), but it must address the question of the office. The project can also be on any scale. It can extend to an entire city or concentrate on a single piece of furniture.

  • COMPETITION BRIEF

    download the competition's specifications here :

  • PRIZES & AWARDS

    first prize

    €5,000

    + web and print publications

    + exhibition of the project

    second prize

    €3,000

    + web and print publications

    + exhibition of the project

    third prize

    €2,000

    + web and print publications

    + exhibition of the project

    coup de coeur jpg prize


    Funding of a maximum of €50,000, dedicated to the creation of a prototype or demonstration space

    + 2 mentions

     

    + web and print publications

    + exhibition of the project

  • JURY

    guillaume andré

    Agence M. Mimram | Architecte Associé

    Currently in charge of large-scale projects such as the construction of Vinci’s headquarters in Nanterre with Jean-Paul Viguier & Associés and the construction of the AgroParisTech Campus on the Plateau de Saclay, Guillaume André also manages some of the agency’s major projects and recently contributed to the success of the consultations for the Nantes Design School and Hangar 105 in Rouen.

    stephane bensimon

    WOJO | Président

    Having begun his career in the hotel sector, Stéphane Bensimon is now CEO of Wojo, a major player in the new workspace market. Wojo is transforming working methods and meeting the needs of companies and their employees, striving to create working conditions which encourage inspiration, performance, inter-company connections and exchanges, as well as a better work-life balance. Stéphane Bensimon has brought together a deep understanding of the new uses of hospitality and a familiarity with the emerging needs of companies in terms of transforming work to make Wojo the largest co-working network in Europe.

    sacha tikhomiroff

    JPG | Regional VP South Europe

    Before joining JPG, Sacha Tikhomiroff spent 20 years in executive management and presidency positions in distribution, notably at Office Depot (Guilbert/ Contract France and DG Retail France), PC City (Dixons Group) and Marionnaud. He also has private equity experience, having raised funds and then organized the purchase and turnaround of two struggling companies. He was a board member for 5 years.

    estelle vincent

    VG&L architectes | Architecte

    After several years with Jean-Paul Viguier & Associés, Estelle Vincent created the Vincent Gloria & Levisalles studio, with Virginie Gloria and Loic Levisalles.
    Together they multiply the fields of action: equipment, shops, housing, workspaces.
    Many offices projects for start-ups or established companies have enabled the agency to develop an in-depth reflection on the quality of work today and tomorrow.

  • CALENDRIER

    registrations

    before december 20 - early registration - €30

    before january 31 - standard registration - 45

    before march 20 - late registration - €60

    competition

    march 20 - registration deadline

    april 10 - submission deadline

    may - winners announcement

  • HOW TO APPLY ?

    1

    BRIEF

    Download the brief.

    Enter your email to download the competition brief.

    2

    REGISTRATION

    Fill the registration form.

    in order to validate your registration to the competition.

    3

    SUBMISSION

    Upload your project.

    You will then be asked for the email address you entered in the registration form.

  • PARTNERS

    this competition is organized in partnership with jpg and the repeat group