AKQA has been awarded the prestigious World Architecture Community Award, for their creative office space in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Equipped with sustainable systems including solar panels, rainwater storage for reuse and energy saving LED lighting, AKQA'S office space (named AKQA Casa) uses natural materials like iron, leather, reclaimed or certified wood, stone, marble and fabrics with neutral shades are fused into the interior.
AKQA Casa's progressive workspace invites the creative community to celebrate art, science and the human spirit. Reflecting the cultural reference points that inspire AKQA's work, the Casa features an auditorium and gallery that hosts a programme of events, lectures, talks and performances with artists, authors, athletes, chefs, scientists and entrepreneurs.
AKQA Casa was designed by architects Estudio Penha in collaboration with Hugo Veiga, Diego Machado and AKQA CEO Ajaz Ahmed. "AKQA Casa is not an office, but a home," commented Executive Creative Director Hugo Veiga. "We're very excited to have won this prestigious award, but more honoured to have the chance to spend a great part of our days inside such an artful place."