The future of the Workspace

Posted on September 7, 2012 by Megan

We have had a busy week preparing for the forthcoming edition of INSIDE, our monthly round-up of interior design news.

This month we focus on workspace interiors to coincide with the WAN Workspace Interiors Award. We uncover the secret behind the collaborative workspace ethos in a discussion with innovative architect and entrepreneur, Alice Fung. We have also visited “The Developing City” exhibition at the Walbrook Club in London, an exciting vision of the capital in 2050, to join the debate on the future of the office. To make sure you don’t miss out on these and many other stories, simply follow this link and subscribe to the INSIDE newsletter.

The WAN Workspace Interiors Awards are now open and we have already received many interesting entries. They range from corporate headquarters to shared workspaces that encourage a sense of community. The Microsoft offices in Santa Fe, Mexico covers an area of 7500m2 and combines vibrant colours with a variety of textures and materials to create an engaging office environment. The penthouse seventh floor of the building contains the general reception, dining area, meeting rooms, auditorium and waiting area in a warm open plan space. The use of colour is at the heart of the interior design and has been used to evoke emotions, express personalities and stimulate the association of architecture with the brand.

The WAN Workspace Interior Awards will be judged by a panel of major industry players including Neil Usher of Rio Tinto, Alice Fung from  00:/ (zero zero) and Hub Westminster and many others. If you have a project that you would like to enter you can do so on our website and also check out the competition on our Commercial projects page.

INSIDE that will land in your inbox next week, and shortly thereafter you will receive our report on “The Developing City.” Let us know what you think!