The Royal Institute of British Architects’ (RIBA) London region has revealed its ‘RIBA MIPIM UK Visitor Lounge,’ designed by architecture practice, Draisci Studio. The temporary structure is in place through the duration of MIPIM UK, which runs at London’s Olympia from 21-23 October.
Draisci Studio, who won a design competition organised by RIBA Competitions, designed the eye-catching and vibrant visitor lounge occupying a large 200 square metre area in a prime position in the Olympia exhibition hall. Utilising flat pack modular boxes made from honeycomb cardboard that were simple to assemble, the result is a considered space that is welcoming, warm and stimulating for visitors. The design incorporates sustainable and reusable elements, while waste is minimised once the structure is dismantled.
The lounge, which is open to all delegates as a place to take a break from networking or hold a business meeting, highlights the partnership between RIBA and MIPIM UK, whilst also promoting a newly published report from RIBA called ‘Client and Architect: Developing the Essential Relationship.’ The special report, one of the legacies of Stephen Hodder’s two-year RIBA Presidency, provides practical advice from clients and architects about how to improve their services and unlock greater value.
RIBA London worked with the RIBA Journal, Herman Miller, Dufaylite and Techniker as supporters of the project.