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Chief Chicago
by AvroKO

Winner: Large workspace of the year 2021 Chief Chicago is a modern pied-à-terre intended to serve as a third space for women to find supportive connection and empowerment.

A mix of design forward and vintage furniture pieces evoke a worldly aesthetic, while the expression of the existing architectural wood beam structure is celebrated with workshop detailing in millwork and cabinetry details.

Art features emphasise this thriving workshop atmosphere with bold canvasses laid out in the space as if in mid-process.

Judges' comments: "The language of design, supported by choice of colours, compositions and material, that 'truly empowers'."

Architect: AvroKO
Project: Chief Chicago

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