Eight students from Scandinavia’s finest Architectural Institutes, were invited by BAUX, to explore how buildings of tomorrow can actively nurture productivity, wellbeing and creativity. The concepts were first revealed in Stockholm in February and will be presented for Clerkenwell, in a free-standing installation which takes the form of a museum-like exhibition, co-designed by BAUX and Swedish design studio, Form Us With Love. The structure has been airlifted from Stockholm, fitting with the brand’s commitment to reuse and sustainability, across all areas of the business.
The work of the students is presented through scale models and renders - in an exciting and futuristic acoustic space. An internal lounge allows visitors to experience the BAUX Acoustic Products in more depth, with detailed background on each bio degradable ingredient, colours and variations across the range of Wood Wool Tiles and Panels, Pulp Panels, and Felt Screens made from recycled PET bottles.
The student responses include a school for over 300 children, designed to be safe for physical exploration, with the application of BAUX, moveable walls and an exciting layout - all forming a colourful and acoustically led backdrop to learning and play; A Futuristic Office looks at high-functioning work patterns in an open plan design, using BAUX to provide private, acoutiscially-sound spaces for over 1500 people, with an aesthetic combining new and more traditional colour references. A cultural venue is set on the edge of the sea, inspired by Nordic light - and accommodating a stunning view of natural scenery, into a space which needs first-class acoustics to protect the sound of the performances within.
‘Students are the future of Architecture and Interior Design. With their creativity and passion, they can push the boundaries of design, and create innovative spaces that will improve the way we live and interact with the world around us. As they enter the workforce, students have an opportunity to make a real impact on the built environment, and I’m very excited to allow them to use our space, to showcase their vision of architecture and interior design!’ says Niki Gynnerstedt, Head of Sustainability, BAUX.