Over the next few weeks, we’re looking back on our year in openings and releases to reflect on the variety of programs and typologies with which our studios have engaged.
In 2019, we made strides towards building our collective, more sustainable future through workplace design. From master plans to energy-positive construction; office space to production facilities: we researched the future of mobility, campus architecture and landscape for Ford Motor Company’s Research & Engineering Center in Dearborn, Michigan (1-3); completed Powerhouse Brattørkaia, the world’s northernmost energy-positive building in Trondheim, Norway (4-6); and built Swarovski Manufaktur, an atelier that merges design, product development and fabrication into a single innovative facility in Wattens, Austria (7-9). Increased access to landscapes, integrated daylight, and a balance of both focused work and leisurely communal areas create spaces that are both environmentally and socially sustainable. Our designs are considerate of the unique site conditions of each project, utilizing research and community engagement to tailor design strategies that will be both poetic and pragmatic, and will lead to a built environment that is enduring and generous.
Images by: Snøhetta & Plomp, Ivar Kvaal @ivarkvaal , Synlig.no, and David Schreyer @schreyerdavid_bild