The Challenge: Redesign Tomorrow's Office
New World - New Opportunities
זו ההזדמנות שלך לתכנן את העתיד - ביחד איתנו.
The challenge: Redesign tomorrow's office
In 2020, we all changed the way we work and our work culture, due to the corona pandemic. In 2021 we plan to embrace the positive things that we have learned during this time, and we will redesign our offices and adapt them to the New Normal. In the past few months we have led a special competition of architectures at Check Point. The main purpose was to seek inspiration, ideas and learn how to redesign the office of tomorrow, in a way that will suit the new hybrid working model, which combines working partially from home and partially from the office. We published a public call for proposals, asking for ideas for designs and concepts of what an office would look like in the days of an integrated work model. We received dozens of exciting, innovative and creative concepts which were reviewed by our employees and a designated professional judging team. Together, we evaluated the concepts and gave them a score based on various parameters, such as originality, innovation, utilization of existing space, plan and quick execution, and the use of available materials. We were inspired by some special ideas and in the coming months we will commence the redesign of offices suitable for the integrated work model. We know that many companies in Israel and around the world are contemplating how to adapt their offices to the new world, and we are happy to share the ideas and concepts we received (with the approval of the developers and thinkers). We are certain that you will be inspired by these designs, and find your right path to the future of the new office world.
In addition to our employees, the judging team included Prof. Eran Neumann - Professor of Architecture and Dean of the Faculty of Arts at Tel Aviv University, Ofra Yichieli - Product Designer and Urban Planner with a specialization in public services development and Shirley Zamir - Interior Designer.
Use of available materials
Implementable, fast execution plan (short timeline)
Utilization of existing space
First place - Auerbach Halevy Architects
The office space will not disappear from our lives – but it’s definitely going to change. This concept proposes a multi-functional hybrid space, which uses smart, flexible “islands” which are capable in adapting and transforming, according to the changing ways of work and its characteristics, the changing team members, and the days of the week. The proposed space is composed of a variety of sub-spaces and work platforms – from private, quiet areas to common public areas – with minimal costs, maximal flexibility, and with an emphasis on the integration and accessibility of advanced technology in the work space.
Noam Muskal | 052-4888481
Ori Halevy |050-7773545
Second place - Uri Milic, Omri Schwartz and Einat Lubliner
The current pandemic has changed how we live, work and interact with each other - the way we use space - indoor and outdoor. Tech companies, along with other corporations in the market, responded to the pandemic through a work from home order. Working from home had introduced significant challenges such as lack of work-life balance and absence of social relations, but also provided flexibility and reduced commuting. In this current reality, keeping the benefits to allow increased efficiency while supporting collaboration and ideas exchange, we asked ourselves: How can we reimagine the office in a post-COVID -19 era? Our proposal is composed of 3 office typologies in various scales to provide the company and the employees the most diverse and flexible day-to-daywork experience. The large scale - Check Point LIVING ROOM - is designed to be a living room where people come to share ideas and work collaboratively.The existing office building will be used as the heart of the company - the living room for all. An efficient design will allow the lease of unused building space to external stakeholders for the company's revenue generation.The mobile partitions provide dynamic space which can be extended or shrink according to function. The medium scale is the Check Point INFILLS –which are flexible spaces inside existing buildings in the city center, transformed into small office nodes inside the fabric. A designed 'kit of parts' will enable time-saving adjustments for each space to create a unique working environment. The small scale is the Check Point TO GO - temporary office capsules distributed throughout the city to give employees flexibility, a dynamic work environment, and increased creativity. Those units' mobility aspect will allow them to be relocated in diverse and exciting city nodes such as the beach, parking, main boulevards, and more. We believe that envisioning the future office as a holistic decentralized system has the potential to provide a better work environment to employees and the company, benefit the city, increase efficiency and promote sustainable design thinking.
Uri Milic | 0544899686
Omri Schwartz | 0545632581
Einat Lubliner | 0544915365
Third place - Rubi&Gal Design Studio
2020 proved we can make any gathering virtual – from team meetings to conferences – and even participate from the comfort of our own home.With User, the employee is the heart of the design. This versatile shared work station provides a sense of belonging to any occasional employee who sits there.
Rubi&Gal design studio | 052-3821-887