Mars Interieurarchitecten | School of Aeronautical Services – 2016 Design Is…Award Global Winner

Shaw Contract conducted interviews with all firms of all Market Award winning projects from the 2016 Design Is…Award program. As part of this process, we always like to share a portion of the response on our blog for readers to learn about the winning projects. These are their stories.

Describe this project in one word.


How does this project demonstrate design impact?

Education in The Netherlands is changing. Albeda College innovates by making the transition from education to working easier. The way things look is as important as how it works. In this case the impact is so successful that there is a student application stop.

Each project is a process. Explain your journey with this space.

Every project is a journey. There are always new challenges which need to dealt with. The way teachers used to instruct students is totally different. We had to design a space that enabled students to get a new and inspiring education.

Tell us about any challenges or lessons learned from working on this project.

Get inspired, get out of the office and create your own journey.

On trends: Is there anything in particular with this project that is reflective of current culture/society?

Dialog is most important, email, youtube, facetime, texting are fantastic tools but there is no substitute for personal and face to face meetings.

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