The rest of the environment was open and full of natural light. The “Recreational Area” remained undivided by walls and was meant as a hang out space when work wasn’t happening. The highlight of the environment was the “Working Area”, which was constructed completely from recycle-able cardboard. Its lofted white-washed walls served as dividers for different workstations and also as backboards for projects being discussed. The plan created division and privacy for different groups without cutting the space with traditional walls.
After the six weeks were over and the entire environment was recycled or re-purposed, the ideas of the 30 participants were presented to 300 high-profile representatives of economics, science, culture, politics and media at the Palomar5 Summit. The participants came up with strategies and solutions for issues surrounding humanitarian efforts, the involvement of the media in social issues, and communications technology. No doubt 45 Kilo and ZWEIDREI‘s inspiring design gave them an open and inviting environment to get their mind wheels turning.