the past and trying to design the future is the work of today's architect,
defining each stage of this evolution and in which trends the design of
workspaces should be supported. Although the trends were already pointing the
way, the most recent events related to the world pandemic anticipated what we
recognise today as workspaces of the future.
sense the spaces will have to be rethought and reconfigured, allowing for
flexibility in their use, also taking into account the increase in remote work.
The metrics of design have changed their focus from people-centred to
people-centred interaction and in this way we have begun to understand offices
as Social Hubs, rather than work production spaces. The latter definition is also based on the
fact that individual tasks requiring more concentration can be done remotely,
while group interaction activities such as meetings, brainstorming sessions,
project development should be promoted in the offices.
should continue to learn and evolve based on other concepts of remote work -
take the example of the so-called gig economy, which encompasses independent,
temporary or short-term project workers working remotely from anywhere in the
world - just as people need the office to learn how to work and interact and
companies need its spaces to keep the corporate culture alive.
workspace of the future will certainly be evolutionary, underpinned by
comprehensive policies based on location, function and productivity and where
the well-being of employees is an increasingly important focus.
true that we have been through some complicated times, but it is now that it is
fundamental to be focused on the future and the architect's challenge is
precisely to perceive the opportunity for change, so that the retention of
talent is a fact and not an aspiration, only achievable by the most advanced