+ Press release courtesy of i29
i29 wins The Great Indoors award 2009 | concentrate & collaborate | recycled office
Saturday evening the winners of The Great Indoors Award where chosen. The international jury of Jo Coenen, Dirk van den Heuvel, Anne Højgaard Jørgensen (Kvadrat), Anniina Koivu (Abitare), Joep van Lieshout and Giulio Ridolfo selected the winners. More than 380 entrants from 40 countries had submitted projects. Nominated in the category concentrate&collaborate where: 3XN (DK), Alrik Koudenburg (NL), i29 (NL), MVRDV en Richard Hutten (NL), studio o+a (USA).
jury rapport concentrate&collaborate:
Temporality and sustainability are concepts difficult to reconcile. This is an observation that certainly holds true for the interior, and raises an important question for the future, given that many interiors do not last longer than five years. This design for a temporary office seems to have formulated an answer to the call for identity and the demand for sustainability. With this simple manoeuvre, by which all individual elements are connected by the colour black and a simple zoning system, i29 Interior Architects formulates an intriguing answer to this demand, and presents an outstanding case study.