RSA Awards Success

Julie Berdou, a third year Interior design student has won a prestigious national award for designing ‘WW – a mobile workplace that connects’.
Date: 30 May 2014

Julie Berdou, a third year Interior design student has won a prestigious national award for designing  ‘WW – a mobile workplace that connects’ submitted in response to the ‘Tomorrow’s Workplace’ brief as part of the RSA Student Design Awards 2013/14.

The Jury were very impressed with the detailed project work and therefore Julie Berdou won the Royal Bank of Scotland Award of £1000 for the Best Business Case. The jury were blown away by the thoroughness of the business case and the enthusiasm and commitment with which it was tackled it.

Julie was the only applicant to be short listed for both Workspace projects, the design and the business plan, from 80 entries. Winning the business plan and being commended for the design.

The brief looked at needs and requirements of future workspace with particular reference to technology. Julie's response looked at the mobile and nomadic worker with community environments.

Listed are the main features and corner stones of the project:

Mobility and Performance

A mobile work environment and a spatial solution in response to a significant shift of the work paradigm of Generation Y, enabling both, personal and work flexibility and mobility.

The future workspace embraces an engaging work experience, supporting a wide choice of work styles, regardless of location. People need to focus, but also they need to collaborate and interact. At WW space blurs the line between work and the city, mixing in with the community.

Media and Technology

New media, interpersonal communications and interactive technologies, enabling the user to convey and share information, is part of the WW experience and spurs creative enterprise.


Urban real estate costs demand maximising the use of minimal space. WW serves a greater number of people “just in time” in less space and at lower cost.

You can see work by Julie and other finalists at the RSA's Online Showcase.

News details



Concept Work

Julie Berdou

Workspace Ideas

Julie Berdou

Interior Concepts

Julie Berdou

RSA Winner

Julie Berdou

Recent news from The Cass

Great Dryer design wows at London Design Festival

Furniture and Product Design graduate, Mandie Beuzeval, has had a great success at the 2017 London Design Festival with her 'Great Dryer'.

Fine Art Alumnus presents solo exhibition at Beers London

A Cass Fine Art alumnus presents a solo exhibition, called Real Reality, at Beers London.

Cass alumna wins Goldsmiths’ Fair New Design Award

Jewellery Design graduate wins a prestigious award at the Goldsmiths’ Fair 2017.

Theatre Arts senior lecturer exhibits in Venice

Senior lecturer, Dr Jacek Ludwig Scarso, exhibited Precarious Balance / Equilibrio Precario at ArteSpazioTempo in Venice.

The Cass has landed

School celebrates it's coming together with series of exhibition and events attended by hundreds.

The Broken Pastoral

New solo exhibition of night photography by The Cass alumnus David George.

Entrer: Five architectures in Belgium

The Cass hosts an immersive exhibition exploring the diversity of Belgian architecture.

Cass Starters at SCP

A group of graduates from The Cass, who took part in the successful Cass Starters project, will be exhibiting with SCP as part of the London Design Festival.

Jaykoe Exhibits

Artist Jaykoe , an alumnus of MA Fine Art at The Cass has two imminent exhibitions

Instructions For Humans

13 September – 16 December 2017

The Cass alumna takes part in new exhibition exploring the relationship between humans and machines.

The Cass at Calcutta: a home for creativity

We take a look at the new facilities opening to students at The Cass as the School completes its move to Calcutta House.

Regular Practice

Graphic design studio, Regular Practice, will be collaborating with Cass Visual Communications as research partners.

Destruction Chamber Ltd

Cass alumna's start up promises entertainment and stress relief - through wanton destruction

So Fresh and So Clean

Cass MA by Project student exhibits at international exhibition of ethical metalworkers

Cass alumna wins Elle Decoration Textile Design award

Vicky Cowin wins Elle Decoration British Design Award for her exquisite woven wall hangings.