The BARGEWORK® contest winners, partnered by ANWIS, were presented at a press conference organized during the 5th Congress of Polish Joinery. The jury selected a winner from almost a hundred works. The main prize – PLN 20,000 – was awarded to Joanna Lenart and Izabela Kisielewska.
The winning design, source: Bargework®
The idea of the BARGEWORK® contest was to reconstruct a possibility of work and being creative in an ecological and natural environment. The task in this year’s edition was to design an interior of the first office in Poland to be situated entirely on water. The assumption was to create an innovative space for work in close contact with nature while at the same time not losing connection to city life attractions. The action was directed to gifted designers, interior decorators and ambitious students of architecture. Their task was to design a modern, ergonomic and productivity-enhancing place of work for a creative team. The design of modern office area was supposed to distinguish itself with an innovative approach, and go beyond all architectural clichés. It had to be slightly visionary, at odds with reproduction. Since creative thinking drives all innovations in companies, a creativity triggering factor had to be included in the design.
One of the challenges set by organizers before the designers was using and including solutions proposed by technological partners. ANWIS, a manufacturer of high-quality window blinds in internal systems (including: shutters, panel blinds, roller shutters and external systems, including, inter alia, screen roller shutters, verticals, fly screens), was one of them. The designers were allowed to pick four types of 50 mm aluminium horizontal blinds from ANWIS portfolio, covering several groups of products, fitting perfectly to glass facades which are an inseparable, almost obligatory, trend in the architecture of office buildings. These modern and elegant blinds effectively protect against the sun and allow to adjust accurately the amount of sunlight penetrating inside, without the necessity of raising or lowering them. The contest winners managed to fit them ideally into their exceptional interiors.