Exploring the frontier of the digital age
at an independent architecture school in Barcelona
[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."
A green base for making good —and timely—decisions
[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.
Innovative culture enhances the lives of the employees
[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).
Radically changing traditional banks
[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 pine-cone shaped lab captures light and talent
The stimulating environment aims to halt brain drain and bring in the best researchers from around the world.
The “healthiest” office in Australia
[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.
A lifestyle-based work environment creates a culture of creativity
[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.
Finding solutions to the social problems of Australia
[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.
Beating the competition by respecting the individual
[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.
One step beyond exploring the future, all together
[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.
A pioneer in the self made future
[NDSM] Amsterdam, Netherlands
Autonomy and joint effort among creators, corporations and council nourish the new cultural magnet in the Amsterdam North.
Democratizing technology and
supporting individual creative ability
[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.
Inspirational design for discerning workers
[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.
Learning to share with
Dutch style co-working
[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.
Acting as a bridge between the government and its citizens, a strategic organization drives Taipei towards becoming a smart city
[Taipei Smart City PMO] Taipei, Taiwan
In recent years, as Taipei has pushed hard toward becoming a smarter city, one organization is working to accelerate government action. This organization, called Taipei Smart City PMO (Taipei Project Management Office, hereinafter TPMO), was established in March 2016.
Respect for Quality of Life and the Future of Games
[NHN Entertainment] Seoul, Republic of Korea
The creativity to produce major hits comes from respect for the lifestyles of a variety of talented people. More than other companies, the world’s largest game company focuses on the individual.
Sketching a Human Vision
[Seoul Creative Lab] Seoul, Republic of Korea
The Seoul Creative Lab in Seoul, Korea, is a educational institution open to all the public—anyone can join in. A year after its opening, some 10,000 people have used this space.
Designers’ Vision of the Future
[id KAIST] Daejeon, Republic of Korea
The KAIST building is rather old, having been built in 1970. Renovation made for a space where students were encouraged to interact.
Local Roots in Global Relationship
[Asiance] Seoul, Republic of Korea
A partner of the renowned global companies promoting Korea’s growth. An office producing digital innovation, in the Jeong-dong area where traditional Seoul lives on.
A friendly office, aimed at reducing employee stress
[Singtel Callcentre] Singapore
The transformation of SingTel’s work style was not limited to its digital departments. The redesign of the call center office environment is one example.