This site reports the organization to address the creation of advanced workplaces. It also describes efforts to change the process of work and behavior habits in addition to devising of office space.
[The Edge] Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The building The Edge—known as the first to introduce technology that enhances employee experience in real time—paved the way for a new era of smart buildings that went beyond the conventional idea that “smart” simply means “sustainable.” Finding available workspaces, looking up the whereabouts of colleagues, unlocking lockers and doors, all suddenly became accessible through a user-friendly app. The Edge thus became one of the first buildings to embrace the app-centric workplace, changing the way employees work.
[McDonald’s] Chicago, USA
Upon exiting the elevators on each floor, visitors are greeted with “brand moments”—design installations that communicate company stories, and point toward where the brand is headed. Many riff on the company logo or colors, like the entryway that features an M-shaped arch.
[Slack] San Francisco, USA
In the short five years since it launched its cloud-based set of proprietary team collaboration tools and services “Slack” has already swept the world. Growth is so rapid, the company leased a larger building for a new global headquarters currently underway with a December 2019 completion date.
[CIT] Taipei, Taiwan
The Center for Innovation Taipei (CIT) has a unique address: a former soccer stadium owned by the city, complete with its own metro station. CIT is an initiative by Plan b, the Taipei-based global consulting firm that focuses on sustainable development and works with large corporations worldwide.
[Lendlease] Sydney, Australia
In July 2016, Lendlease, a leading developer in Australia, made a huge move by consolidating its workforce of 2,000, from five separate offices to a new global headquarters. Four years later, we paid a visit to the office.
[Jemena] Melbourne, Australia
Jemena, a Melbourne-based energy company and subsidiary of State Grid Corporation of China and Singapore Power, whose operations revolve around electricity and gas, moved its headquarters to its current location in May 2017.
[Gamania Group] Taipei, Taiwan
The new headquarters of Gamania Group, Taiwan’s most successful Eco-Internet company, is located in the Silicon Valley of Taipei called the Neihu District.
[A/D/O] New York, USA
A/D/O is a Brooklyn-based design institution established by MINI, a global automobile manufacturer. The name comes from “Amalgamated Drawing Office”–the codename of the design team that created the first Mini car back in 1959.
[Boston Consulting Group] New York, USA
When the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) moved to Hudson Yards, the largest private real estate development project in the U.S., it wanted to test out a new approach to the concept of work.
[Kickstarter] New York, USA
Having built one of the first platforms for online crowdfunding, Kickstarter is now inarguably the world’s largest.
[Sky] London, UK
Sky is a leading telecommunications and media company, and the UK’s largest paid-TV broadcaster. We visited the Sky Central building…
[Barclays] London, UK
Rise is a platform for the world’s brightest thinkers and doers operated by Barclays, a British multinational bank and financial services company headquartered in London.
[Factory] Berlin, Germany
[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.