2019 New York Design Awards

spaces, objects, visual, graphic, digital & experience design, design champion, best studio & best start-up, plus over 40 specialist categories

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Design Champion

Phoria/World Wildlife Foundation/Netflix and Google

Rewild Our Planet

Pop-Ups, Display, Exhibit & Set Design | Commissioner: Phoria/World Wildlife Foundation/Netflix and Google | Creator: Arup

“We are the first generation to know the impact we are having on our planet and the last generation that can do something about it. For the first time we have the knowledge, technology and solutions to tackle the challenges we face and build a planet we can be proud of.” Sir David Attenborough. As the engineering and design partner to Phoria for the Rewild our Planet, the world’s first social augmented reality experience, the team at Arup specialise in the built environment and extending the connection of people with place. Arup’s globally recognised engineering team has helped architect a core platform to deliver the experience. This will run in a manner that can be scaled internationally with minimal environmental impact at scale.



Arup Melbourne

Interior Design - International Corporate | Commissioner: Arup | Creator: HASSELL

In a long-term collaboration between design and engineering, HASSELL partnered with Arup to create a workplace that invites people back, inspires them to reflect on their knowledge and, through increased connectivity, promotes the open sharing of ideas. The resulting workplace has created a new paradigm in flexibility, sustainability and wellness. The Arup Melbourne experience begins with a unique arrival via the elevated Sky Park instead of a typical lift lobby. The garden feature continues throughout the interior with abundant planting reflecting an evolving, growing workplace. Ostensibly spread over three floors, the workspace is disrupted by expansive voids with mezzanines inserted to create a cascading, terraced effect of five separate levels – a ‘one-volume’ highly connected and agile workplace. Arup’s day-to-day active and innovative work culture is visible through the voids and open mezzanines. As a direct connection between floors, the mezzanines are the dynamic heart of this workplace and are home to the collaboration hubs for staff, clients and suppliers. To distinguish the importance of these spaces, we used cork on both the floor and underside. The scheme is a salute to total design thinking and integrated engineering – the open stair, ramp and mezzanine steel structures, the exposed ceilings and services, and the visible acoustic treatments, are a demonstration of Arup’s expertise. Sound, light, experiential labs and maker spaces are dotted throughout the tenancy in plain view, on show.