Interior Architecture and Design alumni wins international competition

Joe Wilson, a BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design alumni, recently took first prize at the Workplace for the Future 2.0 Design competition.

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The winning design, the Organic Grid +

Joe Wilson, a BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design alumni, recently took first prize in the Workplace for the Future 2.0 Design competition.

The competition, run by the Metropolis Magazine in the USA, challenges designers from across the world to redefine the idea of the office, showing their interpretation of the workplace within the next 15 years. Selected from over 150 entries from across the world, Joe worked in conjunction with colleague Sean Cassidy to create the Organic Grid +.

"The entry focused on key facts relating to rising obesity rates, land becoming a finite resource and people spend more hours at work. We set out to create a unique space, which would challenge the conventions of office design and create something unique that could aid the future of the office and the planet", Joe said afterwards.

"The project was a great opportunity to develop and get into the design ethos of a project that looks to the future; it was really interesting to investigate the current problems which affect the health of human beings and the planets and finding ways to solve them.

"My time at NTU was really effective in helping with projects like this; it gave me the confidence to think outside the box and take on new challenging projects and develop them in a creative way."

Since graduating from NTU, Joe has been working at Benoy Architects in London.

His recent projects have included builds in Kazakhstan, France and South Korea.

Interior Architecture and Design alumni wins international competition

Published on 9 March 2015
  • Category: School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment

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