Shaw Contract Announces Design Is…Award Global Winners and People’s Choice Winner
Shaw Contract has announced the winners of its Design Is…Award Global Winners and People’s Choice winner.
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These projects represent the highest caliber of work within an industry segment. A panel of design professionals selected six winners out of more than 450 entries submitted from 32 countries.
“The design showcased in these entries signify the global reach of our brand and utilization of high performance, Cradle to Cradle Certified products across the globe,” said John Stephens, vice president of marketing for Shaw Contract. “This year’s winners reflect how design profoundly impacts the mission of the space and its positive effect on the people that use it.”
Winning projects include:
Large Office (Greater than 40,000 square-feet)Firm: Perkins + Will Project: Nixon PeabodyLocation: Washington, DCThis project challenges many of the sacred law firm design characteristics such as the large corner office, solid walls and solid doors, liberal use of stone and mahogany, and the segregation of attorneys and support staff. Focus remains on crafting a visually-impactful design that’s reflective of the Nixon Peabody brand.
EducationFirm: MARS Interieurarchitecten Project: Interior Design for the Study of Aeronautical Services, Hospitality & TourismLocation: Rotterdam, The NetherlandsA former gymnasium transformed into a new training facility featuring a mock-up airplane and hotel. Albeda College innovates by making the transition from education to working easier and show the impact of design aesthetic is as important as functionality.
Firm: Haskell Architects Project: Wyndham Vale Primary SchoolLocation: Wyndham Vale, AustraliaBerman Commons is a multi-layered project with inviting spaces that have insightful vignettes that encourage the human scale of daily living. The conceptual design idea was to create a space where shared moments become the driver for the layout of the design. The design impact is geared towards an elegant, refined approach which speaks directly to the residents.
HospitalityFirm: Stars Design BV Project: Post PlazaLocation: Rotterdam, The NetherlandsContemporary yet classic—this charming city boutique hotel features eclectic interior and pays respect to the original building through subtle references to the former post office.
Public SectorFirm: PIVOT ArchictectureProject: TriMet Center Street Report AreaLocation: Portland, Ore.Floor-to-ceiling windows and glass-enclosed spaces connect users to the outside world. Application of bold color denotes areas of relevant work-related information and transforms the space into a vibrant atmosphere. The result: a successful melding of spaces provides purpose to hundreds of people 24 hours a day.
People's Choice WinnerFirm: THW Project: Berman CommonsLocation: Dunwoody, Ga.This multi-layered project features inviting spaces and insightful vignettes that encourage the human scale of daily living. The conceptual design idea was to create a space where shared moments become the driver for the layout of the design. The design impact is geared towards an elegant, refined approach which speaks directly to the residents.
For more information, visit designisaward.shawcontractgroup.com.