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

Credit

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