THE MINISTRY ACTIVELY BUILDS BRIDGES WITH THE PUBLIC, AND THE WORLD
The console at the front edge of the space, welcomes people in, and invites them to learn about what The Ministry does, and why. The open reception, with its low tables and comfy chairs, invites people to spend time in the space, and meet our members.
THE MINISTRY’S DECISION-MAKING IS SUPPORTED BY DATA
The Data Observatory allows and encourages departments to constantly share back their work using a full fledged video wall. This makes it a platform to visualize and display data in addition to making it a multi-purpose space accessible to stakeholders.
THE MINISTRY IS COMMITTED TO BUILDING REAL THINGS, RATHER THAN TALKING ABOUT THEM
Which is why we hero the MakerSpace: Packed with physical and digital prototyping materials and tools, the central makerstation is where departments come to build low-fidelity prototypes, to test.
THE MINISTRY STAYS CLOSE TO THE GROUND
The Huddle Huts are a central feature of our space, bringing its citizens, experts and the private sector into every part of how it works: they allow for easy access to privacy and quiet for user testing, and expert interviews. When not being used for interviews, these Huts double as ‘heads down’ working spaces, for faculty and residents.
Break Out Area
THE MINISTRY WORKS IN THE OPEN AND SUPPORTS ORGANIC EXCHANGE OF IDEAS
The big communal table next to the pantry space allows departments to have a more relaxed area in order to encourage its residents to come together at different times of the day over food and have their informal meetings.
THE MINISTRY FOSTERS EXPERIMENTAL WAYS OF WORKING
Our Project Homes encourage permission, ownership, and collaboration. Movable walls, simple, modular furniture, and surfaces made for writing on, make these spaces canvases, inviting guests to configure them exactly to their needs.