For the second time in three years an Eight Inc.-designed Nokia Flagship store is being recognized in the SADI competition. In this case, judges were less impressed with the interior — which is largely similar to other Nokia stores — than they were with the execution of the store's courtyard seating area with living green walls topped by elegant concrete beams. The area is for customers to sit and use their phones and can also be an event space. The jury felt the store was respectful of the store's local site while also staying true with Nokia's global design initiative. One judge called it “a wonderful place to get away from the business of the technological noise” and another called it “warm and personal” and keeps the space from being too cold.

Project Name

Nokia Flagship

Location

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Square Footage

3,175 square feet

Architect

Eight Inc.

Developer/Owner

Nokia

Credits

Landscape Architect

Marcelo Faisal

Construction Consultants

Faithful and Gould

Lighting Designer

ISP Design Inc.

Associated Architect

Moema Wertheimer Arquitetura

Lighting

Luche Technologia em Instalacoes

Ceilings and Signage

P2 Group

Flooring

Artek

Audio/Visual

Electrosonic Image