Mandaworks is committed to improving our buildings, public realms and cities through design solutions that are unexpected, imaginative and contextually sensitive. We place human experience at the centre of our work. Striving to create places that make people feel connected, stimulated and joyful.
At the core of our thinking is the firm belief that great urban environments make our lives better. The contemporary city is a dynamic place and we invest our time imagining how it can be improved.
Projects are Opportunities
We are committed to the idea that every component of the city - big or small - contributes to the overall urban experience. Therefore we consider each and every project an important opportunity to give back to the building, street, neighbourhood, city or region.
Thinking in Scales
We fully embrace the challenges of modern city building in our work. We aim to provide holistic solutions that blend ecosystem, economy, technology, identity and community.
Mandaworks projects are driven by a flexible set of methods that guide us through the design process. We have three consistent cornerstones of our work: comprehensive analysis of a project site, a rigorous and thorough experimentation process and the development of clear conceptual narratives.
The studio is proficient in a variety of design tools and utilises them to engage with projects on many scales - from comprehensive planning to urban furniture design. We seek to understand and consolidate the needs of a project on multiple scales, combining site specific spatial thinking, regional urban dynamics and an imaginative approach to the future of our cities.
We understand that great work comes from great partnerships. We endeavour to form forward thinking collaborations with our clients and partners by clearly and concretely communicating ideas early in the design process. We thrive in open and creative dialogues where our experienced project leaders can work together with clients and collaborators to formulate inspiring design directions and solutions.
We begin with thorough research and analysis that seeks to reframe problems and reveal hidden or forgotten layers.
We rigorously test multiple conceptual directions to maximise our ability to find and develop creative and effective solutions.
We think a big part of the design process is invisible, and sometimes the narrative is the design itself.
Invited International Urban Design Competition - Vaanta, Finland
Open international urban planning competition - Prague, Czech republic
Open architecture competition - Toronto, Canada
Open international ideas competition - Vantaa, Finland
Open international ideas competition - Tampere, Finland
Future Masterplans - World Architecture Festival
Invited architecture competition - Stockholm
Open architecture competition - Vaasa, Finland
Open architecture competition - Trencin, Slovakia
Invited architecture competition - Kaliningrad, Russia
Honorable Mention - North Port Park
Invited architecture competition - Busan, South Korea
Open architecture competition - Floda, Sweden
Open architecture competition - Mikkeli, Finland
Open architecture competition - Linköping, Sweden
Invited architecture competition - Vänersborg, Sweden