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[Downtown Project] Las Vegas, USA
The downtown area is the birthplace of Las Vegas. With the popularity of the Strip, which is the new center of the city, over the past few decades the old city center attracted fewer tourists, and the streets became less safe than they used to be.
[Zappos.com] Las Vegas, USA
Online retailer Zappos.com recently moved its office campus to the center of Las Vegas’s downtown area. The office is open to the community, and provides a variety of services for it. The company’s hope is to create a virtuous cycle in which the activities of the community also help the company to grow.
[IAAC] Barcelona, Spain
Located in Catalonia is the IAAC (Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia) in Barcelona, Spain. This small independent university was founded 18 years ago to address “How new technologies such as IoT will change the approach to architecture and design in the coming digital age."
[MEC] Vancouver, Canada
Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) is a hugely popular Canadian outdoor goods retailer with a mature private-label offering. Responding to changes in the market, the company has embarked on a rebranding that includes both an organizational change and changes in work style. These changes promise continued growth from this long-established manufacturer and retailer.
[Medibank] Melbourne, Australia
Medibank recently consolidated its offices spread across Melbourne into one location. With this opportunity to change the organizational culture, Medibank introduced ABW (Activity-Based Working).
[NAB] Melbourne, Australia
National Australia Bank, with 150 years of history, has broken away from the rigid working style typical of the banking industry by introducing RTW and “creating spaces for the teams” at the same time.
The stimulating environment aims to halt brain drain and bring in the best researchers from around the world.
[Macquarie Group] Sydney, Australia
Well-being has brought new life to the historical 50 Martin Place, a landmark in Australia’s financial history and the location of the Macquarie Group’s head office.
[Envato] Melbourne, Australia
Envato has been ranked as the most desirable company to work for in Australia. What’s unique about Envato is the idea that there shouldn’t simply be a balance between life and work, they should be the same.
[tacsi] Adelaide, Australia
Australia is faced with a range of social problems, such as discrimination against indigenous Australians, an aging population and family issues. tacsi received a donation of six million dollars from the government of South Australia to facilitate social innovation initiatives.
[Essent (An RWE company)] s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
As other energy companies racked their brains for ways to stand out from the competition, Dutch giant Essent decided that its competitive advantage would come from employees’ individuality.
[Royal Dutch Shell] Amsterdam, Netherlands
Global energy company, Royal Dutch Shell, used its unique ‘scenario planning’ concept to prepare for the 1970s oil crisis, and came through unscathed.
[NDSM] Amsterdam, Netherlands
Autonomy and joint effort among creators, corporations and council nourish the new cultural magnet in the Amsterdam North.
[Waag Society] Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nieuwmarkt Square in central Amsterdam is a well-known tourist attraction and market venue. It’s also the place to find programmes that connect citizens with cutting edge technology.
[Spaces] Amsterdam, Netherlands
Spaces’ concept is the office as a service, and judging from its 4 Dutch locations and plans for overseas expansion, the concept works.
[Seats2meet.com] Utrecht, Amsterdam Netherlands
Leveraging its free co-working space principle, S2M has expanded to 77 locations across the Netherlands. Among users, knowledge is the currency of choice.