Trends and Research
The new office design
The pandemic disrupted the idea of a "traditional office" work environment, and there is a need to reimagine the concept of office space as more flexible workplaces with more social spaces. The solution will require new ways of thinking that will help people work, feel and be better.
The office building is no longer just a container for workers; it will become less important to maximize density. As people adapt to a hybrid lifestyle where the workforce is split between the office and home, the role of the workplace will be to strengthen relationships, teach others, and build community, culture, and purpose.The new office design
"As a result of pandemic, the workplace will be forever changed. We won't step back in time, simply "returning" to our former offices. Instead, we will be moving forward to a new place."
Ben Tranel, Gensler
The new purpose of the office
A new working paradigm has emerged, not only questioning from "where" we work but also "when", "how" and "in which way".
All this leads to the new behaviour and workstream in a new format for offices. Design strategies for the post-pandemic world will focus on the people's wishes to reconnect, reimagine, with priority for healthy & human experience, and the ultimate goal is to create a safe space.The new purpose of the office
Renovating for increased profitability
Sustainable renovation of existing buildings leads to improvement of their energy performance and better performance in terms of its environmental impact and its occupants' environment, thus affecting their well-being and productivity.
Since the majority of buildings had been already built, there is a need to focus on renovation and refurbishment to make a real change in time — and use all available materials and smart technologies to achieve optimal environments for all buildings´ occupants.Renovating for increased profitability