Architecture & design competition
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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.
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.
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.
jean louis coustenoble
JPG | CEO
A graduate of the University of Montpellier, Jean-Louis Coustenoble has spent most of his career at JPG where, from 1994 to 2009, he successively held the positions of Product Manager, Merchandising Director, Managing Director of Kalamazoo in Spain, VP Marketing and Merchandising Europe Catalogue and Managing Director of JPG. He then managed the company Onedirect and created the first BtoB marketplace Agloply.fr. More recently, he took over the management of Casal Sport, a subsidiary of the Manutan Group.Jean-Louis Coustenoble became CEO of JPG on 17 February 2020.
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.
6 projects selected by the jury, from 413 teams representing more than 733 participants of 60 different nationalities:
clic-clacby thibaut blondet
Yesterday's Utopia, Today's Architecture. The transformation of cities must be built on the existing heritage. By overlay, addition, extension or mutation.We must adapt with what we have already built rather than constantly trying to start from a blank page. Too many buildings are under-exploited.Coworking spaces are the new emerging offices forms. Opening hours are often between 9am and 7pm. Except for cleaning, they are then unoccupied 13h/24
Why not give these spaces a function during these lost hours ?
This would be possible thanks to a 15m2 module that can easily be installed in any coworking space. It comes with a concierge service and a booking app. Any user of the coworking space will be able to access the application to reserve the module ...
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by marie roels
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¡we share!by paolo burattini
COUP DE CŒUR PRIZE
in door by sophie picoty & romain de santis & axel de stampa
At a time of imposed confinement due to the health crisis, telecommuting has become THE solution to continue to practice one's profession on complete safety. Today, more than ever before, it is a question of setting up a professional work space at home. Nevertheless, the square meters of our apartments are sometimes restrained. It is not easy to be able to work from home, space and conditions are not the most advantageous. therefore it is necessary to reinvent our housing by optimizing them at a lower cost and to think of our living spaces as resilient, evolutionary and modular.
In order to respond to this issue, we propose a very simple solution : to adapt your interior by integrating a home office thanks to an easily interchangeable element : the door. A mobile structure, this opening/closing device can be transformed into an individual or collective office for adults or children.
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by lucien desmenez
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by pavol siska
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PRIZES & AWARDS
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coup de coeur jpg prize
Funding of a maximum of €50,000, dedicated to the creation of a prototype or demonstration space
they are in the top 25 projects
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