To effectively meet the expectations for such deep interventions, this project recommends including potential future occupants in the early stages of the design process: impacting the working style and increasing the quality of the solutions for architects, designers, developers and communication strategists. Engaging future occupants in the design process of their own spaces – from houses to community areas, services and shops – allows them a role as stakeholders in shaping decisions that are often perceived, on the one hand, as risks by developers and, on the other, as constraints by future occupants.
Employees and visitors will become part of a living ecosystem including dynamic tools and buildings in the larger context of an urban environment. The strategies that this design team has conceived for the building and its uses aim to raise the overall quality of work/life for anyone accessing the premises. By setting a new benchmark of best practice for innovative work practices and carbon reduction, the building will also become an ambassador to the rest of the city, encouraging others to adopt the practices and technologies being demonstrated by the building.
The building “Dashboard app” helps the workers and building administration to minimize their environmental impact and to link to the building’s sustainable services offering. It offers users the chance to check, compare and act upon their energy usage, in line with the activities we have defined as vital for smart infrastructure.
See all the details in the complete proposal submitted:
LINK TO ENTRY BOOKLET IN PDF
Statement from the jury: A proposal presenting an idea of pointing out the importance and possibility to encourage people to adapt eco-efficient ways of using IT-solutions. Well presented work environment zoaning.
LINK TO THE JURY'S DECISION IN PDF
LINK TO A VIDEO PRESENTATION