Christie Proton Beam Therapy by HKS Architects
We talk to HKS Architects about the Christie Proton Beam Therapy Centre project.
One of the three great motivators of the human is to develop and learn. We open this experience to show what can be done to facilitate the learning experience. The Learn experience will also house our seminar sessions.
Needing little introduction, BDP are an internationally acclaimed design practice currently involved in a huge variety of projects across several sectors, including the Palace of Westminster refurbishment, and continued work with PwC across their UK portfolio. We spoke to interior designer, Luke Kobolm, about their inspiration for the LEARN experience.
Why are you getting involved in Mix Design Collective?
BDP has a long history of working with Mix Interiors and has had great success in the Mixology awards – winning seven awards to date! BDP is re-establishing itself as leading interior design firm in Manchester and the North, with a growing design team and some excellent new completions and commissions. Mix Design Collective is a great opportunity for us to showcase our skills and have fun!
As curators of the LEARN experience at Mix Design Collective, BDP have been inspired by the psychological link between learning and memory – learning as an acquisition of skill or knowledge, and memory of the expression you’ve acquired.
How can design facilitate the learning experience?
The workplace learning environments share a great deal of similar issues and needs. We work and learn in both. In the learning environment there is perhaps an even greater need for flexibility and agility. The need for multiple use, hackable spaces and a variety of work settings is something the workplace is picking up on as new generations join that environment and expect a level of agility and freedom of where and how to work.
Luke Kolbohm, Interior Designer, BDP Manchester
Working predominantly on the PwC account, Luke was involved in the design of their award-winning Manchester office and their new Birmingham office, which is currently on site. He is currently leading the interior design on projects with Manchester Metropolitan University and Sheffield Hallam.
Justine Hall, Senior Interior Designer, BDP London
In her five years at BDP, Justine has been involved in work for AstraZeneca’s new European R&D and HQ building in Cambridge as well as a number of PwC projects.
The BDP LEARN experience is a representation of designing a memorable space for learning.
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