BCO NEXTGEN WORKPLACE COMPETITION 2017

We are looking for multi-disciplinary teams to provide considered, forward thinking, and innovative ideas that challenge the status quo of today’s workplaces; and that reflect on the future of our organisations, people, and physical environments.

Category Idea Competition
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage
Genre Office
Country UK
Registration Deadline 6 October 2017 (See "Entry Fee" below) GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 6 October 2017 (via Online)
Eligibility Teams must consist of between 2 and 4 individuals.

Description
Social, economic, cultural, and technological progress is changing the way we work.
The office of 2035: what will it look like and how will it support the way we will work?
The BCO NextGen Workplace Competition 2017 is looking for multi-disciplinary teams to provide considered, forward thinking, and innovative ideas that challenge the status quo of today’s workplaces; and that reflect on the future of our organisations, people, and physical environments to imagine the office of 2035.
- Define your organisation or occupier – their vision, values, drivers, brand, and output. This could be an existing organisation, re-imagined in 2035, or a fictional organisation.
- Define your user or occupant – how they work and how they live. Articulate the demographic of the typical ‘office worker’ in 2035, and in the organisation you have identified.
- Identify an existing site (not an imaginary site) within the UK. This could be a building, public space, urban site, brownfield site, or greenfield site, and will be the basis for your proposals.
- Communicate the physical environment or workspace that your organisation and end user will occupy – buildings, spaces, infrastructure, technology, nature, and services.
The proposals should show evidence of innovative and lateral thinking, but must be deliverable by 2035 within the constraints of existing or emerging means – think driverless cars, not teleportation!

Jury
Not yet announced

Prize
An invitation to attend the 2018 BCO Conference in Berlin

Entry Fee
None

Timetable
The winning and highly commended teams will be announced at the BCO NextGen Awards Dinner on Wednesday 15 November.

Organizer
The British Council for Offices (BCO)

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