Winner: Fold 7
By Paul Crofts Studio
Image credi: Hufton and Crow
Category sponsored by dovetail
Work on the project included complete reconfiguration of the space and creating a new entrance and reception area, as well as designing bespoke elements including a bar, seating booths, and shelving.
The aim for the interior was to create a work-focused yet relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.
The space is divided into an upper and lower floor, which are connected by an inserted half-floor level that features a sunken meeting area.
Black-stained oak flooring and subtle lighting sets a relaxed and familiar tone on the upper floor.
The lower level is the main workspace for the company, comprising an openplan office area and the company's main meeting room. Oversized fabric pendant lights and flooring laid in a two-tone herringbone pattern further establish the sense of an approachable, non-corporate environment.
Leading away from the reception area is the staircase with an illuminated balustrade and recessed handrail. Suspended above the staircase is a commissioned artwork by Czech artist Michal Trpák, which makes use of Fold 7's brand colours.
The judges said:
'A beautifully executed space - simple, clean, clever, effective, with a great use of materials and detailing to create alluring working environments.'
Finalists & judges' comments
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'An attractive social space'
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'Elegant and reassuring'
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'A cohesive and visually rich environment'
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'Very strong concept delivered with attention to detail'
YUM! HQ by John Robertson Architects
'Fun, irreverent and approachable'
Primark by MoreySmith
'Cool, creative and impressive'
Dialogue by Secure Stone Architectural Space Planning Firm
'Optimises a difficult space to practical use with timeless character
The Swivel Space by Spark Architects
Playful and flexible'
Uber 11 by Studio O+A
'Spacious and flexible series of distinctive informal work spaces'
Auer Office by Xline Design
'An immersive series of functional and memorable workspaces'