Circle has completed a project to brand a new Kuwaiti petrol and retail offer, Oula – meaning ‘the first’ – having been appointed in 2005. The brand was forged as a private enterprise after the state-owned petrol company KNPC was dissolved. Circle was briefed to create a ‘modern international brand’ which would reflect a combined petrol and retail offer, ‘previously unheard of’ in the country. The group has created an identity, communications, station architecture and store design.
This year winning work will be given a bigger platform than ever before, we are assembling our biggest ever judging panel and categories have been tweaked for maximum relevance.
The light art festival is committing more than £50,000 to fund six new designs ahead of its November 2021 event in Durham, UK.
KB Architects led the project to transform the office facility into a working lab within three months.
We speak to the incoming CEO about why design needs to be at the forefront of “build back better” operations, and how her previous business background will help in her