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Students around the globe were invited to design the workplace of the future.

1ST PLACE Chi Hsiao, Hung-Yu Lin, Po-Yu ChaoUniversity of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, Citizenship: Taiwanese AGRI AGENCY

Instead of creating a fancy space, we are trying to construct a new kind of job integrating different roles of business system today via new technology in the possible future in this case. We already know the fact that internet and the technology beyond that are bringing us to a revolution of exploring for the unknown world, but we don't know is what exactly the possibility those might provide to reconstruct the world that we know.

How can a virtual system fix the physical problems happening to the present world? Is that the new technology always can only makes the wealthy people richer because they are the one who have the resource to control it?

2ND PLACE John KillockUniversity of Westminster, London, England Citizenship: British FACTORYHOME

Focused on reshaping the live/work spatial relationship as part of the third industrial revolution. The proposal organizes the building as three distinct zones – living, working and transition which are blurred through the use of flexible live and work modules sliding in and out of the transition zone as needed throughout the day.

3RD PLACE Monika WiecekUniversity of Art, Poznan, PolandCitizenship: Polish SEED YOUR OFFICE

The project explores the emergent relationships between architecture, engineering, biology and computation, as the major problem of the future architecture will be evolutioning reality. The solution is to mimic the architecture of a plant, as plants have the innate ability to adapt to their unpredictable changing environment.

Base on the idea that architecture can be understood as a material body with its own intrinsic and extrinsic forces relating to form, growth, and behawior, I decided to create the office space that combines the world of work, social life and other activities, with ability of frequent changes to adopt to new needs and human behaviour.


The entries were evaluated on five criteria—creative approach and presentation; response to site; sustainability and resiliency; functionality; and innovation and technology—by a a jury of renowned professionals in the field of aviation, which included:

G. Hardy Acree, Airport Director, Sacramento International Airport

Marvin Malecha, FAIA   Dean of the College of Design, North Carolina State University

Helen Norman, Editor, Passenger Terminal World

Tibbie Dunbar, Executive Director, Architecture + Design Museum

James P. Cramer, Hon AIA, Hon IIDA  Cofounder & Chairman, Design Futures Council

Curtis Fentress, FAIA, RIBA   Principal-in-Charge of Design, Fentress Architects

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