Open call

Our homes say a great deal about who we are. They reveal meaningful evidence about our lifestyle choices, personal histories, likes and dislikes. But what do our office spaces speak about? Are they a reflection of our passions, skills and ambitions? Are they able to channel our capabilities, our energy, our dreams?

We, at ING Tech believe design and architecture hold the power to make people feel enriched and empowered. An imaginative, well-designed workspace can not only improve performance, but it can also trigger innovation, and, most importantly, build healthy cultures.

That’s why we are on the lookout for an Interior Architect who, together with their team, will be able to translate our strong identity into a feasible vision for the new ING Tech Headquarters, an urban landmark that should happily accommodate our community of nearly 800 talented and passionate engineers. If this sound like you, then read on.

Eligibility

The call is open to both emerging and established studios based in Romania. As this is a large-scale project, that should accommodate nearly 800 people, we are looking for a team, not for a one-person company. You should apply if you and your team match the following criteria:

    Proven track of creative vision on offices and workspace
    A conceptually-driven and holistic approach to interior design
    Previous experience in offices fit-out is desirable
    Interested in and aware of current conversations on interior design for tech
Timeline
March 27    
    Open call
April 15    
    Selection process
April 27    
     
May 2   Shortlisted studios announced (semi-finalists)
     
May 3    
    Debriefing with selected studios
May 11    
     
May 15   Shortlisted studios announced (finalists)
     
May 15  

Brief announced

     
May 16    
    Proposal development
June 13    
     
June 15   Final projects assessment
Process
   

Phase I – Public

Through a public open call a number of 7 studios will be selected to enter the competition. This phase is your occasion to introduce yourself and your team to us. We are only interested in finding out more about who you are, your experience and your vision. Therefore, at this stage, we are not expecting fully-fledged proposals. The shortlisted studios will be announced individually.

   

Phase II – Closed

After we had met with the participating studios those whose experience and vision best matches our criteria will enter the second stage of the call. The selected studios will receive a brief based on which they will be asked to develop a specific proposal. The studios invited to develop proposals will receive a pitch fee.

The concepts will be analysed by a jury consisting of ING board members across various fields. Following this, a winning proposal will be selected. The big winner will be announced in the second week of June.

What happens next?

The winning studio will be awarded with a contract for Interior Architect and will receive the appropriate fees on top of the pitch fee. They will join forces with our project team to bring to life our new development over the course of the next two years.

Application

Please email your application pack to hello@ing.ro by 10PM on Sunday, April 15 and you will hear back from us within a few weeks.

Please bear in mind that the jury will consist of ING members of different nationalities, therefore, the application pack you submit should be written in English.

 

Your application pack should include:

   

Bios of the team

   

Examples of your previous work

   

A proposal in which you briefly outline your creative vision for our new headquarters

 

We encourage concept-driven proposals that show vision and imagination as well as an affinity for the tech industry.

The supporting materials can be links to projects, renders, PDFs or any other format you deem useful.