Introduction and the purpose of the competition
The task of the competition is to create a project “Co-working space”. The project should provide the possibility of dividing the space in such a way as to provide each user with enough privacy while ensuring eye contact with other users of the office.
The coworking space should have a place to meet the client as well as a social zone and a chillout area (rest, relaxation).
It is important to present the train of thought and reasons for subsequent creative design decisions, as well as to present the detail.
When designing, the role of lighting in the designed solution and, if relevant, in its immediate surroundings should be taken into account, taking into account the visual and impression effect caused by light. It is important to remember about adapting the lighting to the various functions performed by the Coworking Space, the required lighting levels and the need to create an appropriate lighting climate, as well as about the safety of use related to the distribution of the luminous flux as well as the safety resulting from connecting to the power supply.
The project requires:
- General explanation of space layout, size and standard of the coworking space
- Explanation of the light used to illuminate the space locally and generally, the method use and electricity supply
The competition is organized by the Polish Association of Lighting Industry in cooperation with the Agencja SOMA – the organizer of the International Trade Show Light, and the Silesian studios: Goczołowie Architekci Studio Autorskie and OVO Grąbczewscy Architekci.
In the upcoming edition, KANLUX is the Competition Sponsor.
The industry patronage over the competition is held by the Faculty of Design of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, the Faculty of Architecture of the Gdańsk University of Technology and the Institute of Architecture of the State Higher Vocational School in Racibórz.
The media patronage was taken by the following portals: InfoArchitekta.pl, Architekturaibiznes.pl and Sztuka Architektury.
The selection of the winners is in the hands of the Competition Jury. It was composed for years of well-known and respected architects and designers as well as lighting specialists.
The following persons took part in the deliberations of the Competition Jury:
Architect Beata Goczoł –Goczołowie Architects
Architect Oskar Grąbczewski –OVO Grąbczewscy Architects Studio
Artist, designer, architect Maciej Jurkowski-Lukas
Prof. Wojciech Wybieralski – Faculty of Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw
Prof. Michał Stefanowski – Head of the Design Department at the Faculty of Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw
Representative of company KANLUX
Laureate / laureates of the 1st PRIZE of the previous edition of the competition
and as a lighting expert:
Marek Orłowski – Polish Association of Lighting Industry