Big Tiny Coffee House

Winners of The Big Tiny Coffee House Challenge




Big Tiny Coffee House
Image © Lau Wai Lap

The Big Tiny Coffee House Challenge invited participants to reinvent the staple of modern urban culture: the coffee shop.

Big Tiny Coffee House
Image © Ali Parva and Reza Khosravi

Participants were tasked with expanding the premise of the modern coffee shop, creating a design that could be easily replicated in miniscule locations across northern Europe.

Big Tiny Coffee House
Image © Marco Di Pisa, Daphne Tarantino, and Marianna Di Salvo

They were asked to look past the traditional lounge motif that permeates today’s coffee shop culture, and create a new iconic look for the caffeine dispensary.

Big Tiny Coffee House
Image © Lau Wai Lap

The jury’s primary focus when selecting winning projects was this iconic flair, showing preference for those designs that were easily recognisable, and as such could be used to build a brand around their structure/project.

Big Tiny Coffee House
Image © Lau Wai Lap

First prize was awarded to the “Coffee Podium” by Lau Wai Lap from Hong Kong

Big Tiny Coffee House
Image © Lau Wai Lap

Constructured predominantly from scaffolding, the Coffee Podium flipped the concept of a coffee house on its head, creating a temporary structure that revels in its pop-up nature.

Big Tiny Coffee House
Image © Ali Parva and Reza Khosravi

With room for a single barista on the elevated platform, the jury were incredibly impressed with this combination of iconic design and original thinking, all while imparting a minimal footprint that is easily constructed in any location.

Big Tiny Coffee House
Image © Ali Parva and Reza Khosravi

Second prize was awarded to Ali Parva and Reza Khosravi from Old Dominion University in the USA

Big Tiny Coffee House
Image © Ali Parva and Reza Khosravi

Their designs feature an eye-catching steeped entrance and adaptable seasonal layout, creating a unique and iconic look that has the potential to be easily integrated with the company’s brand identity.

Big Tiny Coffee House
Image © Marco Di Pisa, Daphne Tarantino, and Marianna Di Salvo

Third prize was awarded to Marco Di Pisa, Daphne Tarantino, and Marianna Di Salvo from Studio 2HB srl in Italy

Big Tiny Coffee House
Image © Marco Di Pisa, Daphne Tarantino, and Marianna Di Salvo

Their pragmatic “AsHome” project follows design guidelines of the Scandinavian countries which are statistically the biggest coffee drinkers in the world.

Big Tiny Coffee House
Image © Marco Di Pisa, Daphne Tarantino, and Marianna Di Salvo

They created a warm and cosy environment, while at the same time organizing the space in a functional and harmonious way. Source and images Courtesy of BEE BREEDERS.

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