Sevil Peach

Ed Reeve Kvadrat Hq 42

Kvadrat Headquarters

Why they’ve been nominated

Sevil Peach may well be the brains behind today’s humanized workplaces. Long before companies were using such terms as ‘informal break-out spaces’, ‘responsive environments’, ‘transparency’ and ‘adaptive workstations’, Peach’s studio was delivering the goods to the likes of Barclays and Vitra. The desire to launch a design-driven – rather than management-led – practice led Turkish interior designer Sevil Peach and British architect Gary Turnbull to launch SevilPeach Architecture + Design in 1994. After setting up shop in their own home – working with their team on a sofa, around the kitchen table and in the garden – the duo naturally gravitated towards a vision of the humanized workspace that’s both adaptable and informal. It was 15 years ago that Peach was already discussing the idea of dynamic workplaces in which users aren’t tied to static workstations. She envisioned the entire office as a workplace, allowing people to move freely between workstations, touchdowns, open meetings, project tables, think-tanks, teleconference rooms and soft seating clusters. The studio’s strength in future-proofing space with sustainable frameworks has meant that when brought into refresh certain offices after long periods of time, only minor alterations are necessary.

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Sevil Peach Studio Office

Vitra Studio Office, Basel

Jansje Klazinga Spaces Hofplein 1

Space Hofplein, Rotterdam

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