The Challenge: Redesign Tomorrow's Office

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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.

Judging team

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.

Judgement criteria

Use of available materials

Implementable, fast execution plan (short timeline)

Utilization of existing space

Innovation

Originality

Winners

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.  
Credits:
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.
Credits
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.
Credits:
Rubi&Gal design studio | 052-3821-887

Finalists

Rotem Kenan & Maya Schuldenfrei - Points
Ortal Hazan - Pop up stands
Gal Shnaider - The 3 Modules

Submissions

Zehavit Gold - Shells
Danna & Co. Roi Zalichovsky - Embracing Capsule
Or Rozenboim - H@office
Yaniv Iwryn - Urban Office
Keren Chesler - Beehive
Lihi Yalin & Lena Krasnovsky - The Lamp
Danielle Fuchs & Yuval Altsholer - Moving Partition
Intu Studio - Urban Vibes
Shiri Shaked & Ilor Tepper-Kirshner - Inside the Gap
Yorai Cohn - Office Vaccine
Liora Segal Itzhaky & Limor Even Cohen & Luba Avezbakiev - Travel Kit
Ofir Sade Hollander & Yonatan Levy - Magnetize the Point
NS Studio - Naomi Shahar - Thermo-Map
Tomer Shlam - Customize Workspace
Sara Rotenberg & Shiri Zitzov - Dividers
Tamar Harel - Centered Ring
Shira Kinar - Build in & Out
Shiran Solnik & Nofar Kanfy - Nature Space
Mickey Otmazgin - Egg Mold
Yoav Ronat, Ariel Armoni & Lee Machnay - Theme Work
Yarden Elah & Eran Shoshan - Nomad Workspace
Shai Danino & Itzik Ladkani - Smart Floors
Yael Yaakobi - Innovation Society Nature
Safran Architects - The Matrix
Yael Nataf & Raz Kagan - NK Architects - Modular
Nadav Shchory - Flexibility Generator
EverBlock Israel
DSGH- Dor Schindler - The Round Table
Adir Asayag - Hybridizations
ARCHITCTWO - Changing Grid
Ariel Naor - Modular Stations
Lihi Bessler & Maor Gelbart - Moving Walls
Eliran Cohen & Hila Zrihen - AI Module
Neta Bittan Kafri - HOFFICE
Nilly Rischin - Natural contacts