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THE BRIEF

Social, economic, cultural, and technological progress is changing the way we work.

The BCO NextGen Workplace Competition 2017 is looking for multi-disciplinary teams to provide considered, forward thinking, and innovative ideas that challenge the status quo of today’s workplaces; and that reflect on the future of our organisations, people, and physical environments. We are asking competitors to consider:

The office of 2035: what will it look like and how will it support the way we will work?          

You are asked to respond to this with these three factors in mind:

  • The organisation or occupier – their vision, values, drivers, brand, and output

  • The end user or occupant – how they work and how they live

  • The physical environment or workspace – buildings, spaces, infrastructure, technology, nature, and services

Teams of between two and four members, drawn for a range of disciplines, are invited to enter the competition. Individuals are also encouraged to apply, and will receive the support of the organisers to form teams. Each team must contain a minimum number of BCO members: full details of entry requirements can be found in the brief.

Submissions will be in the form of a report of between 15-20 A4 pages, and will be judged by a professional panel comprising a range of expertise. The current judges confirmed can be viewed here.

Teams who sign up before 3 July 2017 will also have the opportunity to receive mentoring and advice from an expert in a relevant discipline. View the current list of BCO NextGen competition mentors.

The deadline for entering the competition is Friday 6 October 2017.

The winning team will receive an invitation to attend the 2018 BCO Conference in Berlin. This will include tickets to all conference events, flights from the UK only, hotel accommodation, and a financial contribution towards transfers and subsistence. The runner up will receive an invitation to an exclusive private dinner hosted by two key industry figures.

For further details, please click here to download the competition brief.

PLEASE NOTE: This competition is open to those aged 35 and under. Submissions from those outside of this age range will not be considered.