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Postgraduate in Interior Space Design. Work Spaces

Design workspaces that reflect a company’s culture and improve people’s well-being. The Postgraduate in Interior Space Design. Work Spaces will teach you to take on design challenges while accounting for the unique characteristics of each space.

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Workplaces are living spaces, since workers’ needs change with the rhythms of new technologies, new habits and new mindsets. Designing these spaces is an emerging niche for designers, architects and building engineers.

Companies, institutions, work communities (coworking spaces) and training centres need spaces that are not only functional, but also support health and stimulate creativity. The role of interior design is decisive in that respect. The Postgraduate in Design of Work Spaces will teach you to create environments that reflect the culture and values of the company and that are also, at the same time, ideal spaces for people.

The student profile for the Postgraduate in the Design of Work Spaces centres on professionals who are creative thinkers with a desire to explore the possibilities of improving work spaces and working conditions through design.

Access and Admission Requirements: Students should hold a degree in Design, Architecture, Engineering, Fine Arts or similar and have professional experience in the sector.

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  • Understanding the different parts of a workspace in depth.
  • Learning the specific production characteristics for various work space design methods.
  • Lending a differential character to work spaces by mastering light, materials and colour.
  • Recognizing the impact on the design process of social and cultural values tied to aspects such as ergonomics, ecology, economics, sociology and anthropology.
  • Understanding the phases in design work and the professional planning of projects.
  • Mastering the basic dimensions of parts and elements, as well as the characteristics of systems for conditioning spaces.
  • Learning to translate the determining factors into the organization of spaces through distribution strategies.
  • Understanding the determining factors that exist in work spaces: technology, new social values, new behaviours and business objectives.

Postgraduate in Interior Space Design. Work Spaces programme

1 Perceptions of interior spaces

Aspects that drive creativity, efficiency and comfort for people in the workplace.

1.1 Sensory perception of interiors (atmospheres, color, textures, light)
1.2 User-centered design (healthy interiors, inclusive design, biophilic design, active ergonomics)
1.3 Construction and form (elements and systems, processes)

2 Spatial configurations in work spaces

Optimize the configuration of different types of spaces accounting for the current needs of organizations and their staff.

2.1 Spatial organization strategies
2.2 Basic criteria for planning
2.3 Corporate interior design: Generating excitement from the beginning

3 Project development

Design for a physical space with a real brief.

3.1 Equipment for the workplace (furniture, lighting, applied graphics, materials and construction elements of the system)
3.2 Space conditioning techniques (connected spaces, mechanization of the environment)
3.3 Development of the Postgraduate Final Project

Over the years, our models have included briefs from companies such as the construction manager for laCaixa, the Barcelona Education Consortium, Morillas Asociados, La Perla 29, AGBAR, Fundación Arrels, Fundación Privada Sant Pau, Santa&Cole, SCPF, RACC, RCD Espanyol de Barcelona, etc.

4 Other activities

Visits to corporate buildings that will bring us into contact with the reality of the sector.

4.1 Visits to buildings, corporate interiors and companies that produce specialized equipment for work spaces.
4.2 Lectures given by renowned professionals from the sector both nationally and internationally.

The course has seen participation from internationally renowned speakers such as Sevil Peach, Roland Bouroullec, Iñaki Ábalos, Alejandro Zaera, Carlos Ferrater, Fermín Vázquez (b720), Nic Bewick (Michelle de Lucchi Studio), Francisco Vázquez (3G Office), Roberto Feo and Rosario Hurtado (El Último Grito), Gerard Sanmartí (La Granja Design) and Raphael Gielgen (Vitra), among others.

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Masters’ Scholarships

Do you want to study the Postgraduate in Interior Space Design. Work Spaces at Elisava? In this section you will be able to check all the information on the annual call for scholarships, which recognize, reward and disseminate the talent and excellence of future master’s students.

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