“The objective of this competition is to raise awareness around the importance of good workspace design for companies to leverage broader organisational goals. The first edition was launched in 2013 with entries received from award winning design firms across Asia Pacific. The winning entry from 2013 was GPT Group, Sydney designed by Woods Bagot and Geyer for their Herald Weekly Times project. Shortlisted entries included Ergon Entry, Adidas China, SAP Singapore, Harley Davidson Japan and many more.”
Top 3 for Small Medium Business/ Co-working Space:
– Signal, Japan – Tenoha Daikanyama
– Draft , Japan – Wantedly
– Ellivo Architects, Australia – Aerocare
Winners will be announcement on the 19th May in Hong Kong, fingers crossed!
An Excerpt from Herman Miller:
We chat with Liveable Offices Shortlist, Ellivo Architects, Australia on their project Aerocare and their POV on workspace design
What is the biggest benefit of good workspace design?
Welcoming and happy people who clearly love where they work. And when they are using the designed spaces as intended or in a new way that was unexpected.
What you love most about executing this project?
The first time we visited site we had a blank concrete and glass shell. Looking back now the energy and enthusiasm that exists within these walls that we have helped create is what we love the most. The collaboration with artists, client, builder that took place to make this happen have also forged great relationships that we also love.
Pets in the office – Yes or No?
Yes definitely. Our office has had numerous cats and dogs stay over the years. It’s amazing to watch the change in people’s behavior and the warmth and laughter they create.
What if we all worked from home..
For some individuals and in certain fields that is ok. If it were anyone from Ellivo we’d be working at each others houses as most of us crave the collaboration and interaction. Technology certainly makes this easier but in our opinion can be detrimental to the togetherness and function of many workplaces. Offices these days are becoming more like home including comforts of home and gives back to staff things they could not provide them from home.
What is the Future of Work?
To us the future of work if forever evolving and unable to be nailed down in one statement. We feel it’s our role to explore and create new ways of using spaces to support the evolution. The last five years have shown us that that this is a serendipitous and we love being on that journey with our clients. It makes every day interesting and outcomes truly individual.