Biophilic design, an alternative for the offices of the future and the key to building a connection with nature
Dr. Darren Allen, Development Manager for Sustainability Today
Creating and maintaining a connection with nature within the built environment, such as green spaces, can increase the connectivity between people and nature, with positive impact on wellbeing and productivity. The natural environment is very important for working spaces, especially those fitted with co-living and co-working, and transforming offices following biophilic design rules can contribute to creating greener workplaces for the future.
After school closures, our focus needs to be on design
Liviu Tudor for Open Access Government
According to UNESCO figures, 94% of the world’s student population — almost 1.6 billion learners — were impacted by school and university closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Until today, more than 800 million students worldwide still suffer from complete or partial school closures. As most students find it hard to access connectivity and lack the digital tools and skills required for remote learning, the education system awaits the real-world response from the design domain, states Liviu Tudor, President of the European Property Federation.
Interviu with Liviu Tudor by Property Forum
Liviu Tudor, Founder and Chairman of Genesis Property, spokes about the development status of the YUNITY Park project in northern Bucharest and the upgraded experience that offices have to offer to tenant companies and their employees for future growth.
"As employees demand more from the companies they work for, leaders must prioritize the need to reshape the employee experience, bring people back to the office, and retain existing and attract new talent. The key role the office will play in the future will be a place where employee experience translates into lucrative personal and professional growth, connectivity, and creative collaboration."
Community-driven hubs, a model for the future of working and living with positive effects on people’s wellbeing
Darren Allen for Outsourcing Today
Co-working and co-living spaces have tremendous benefits on the productivity of employees and are an excellent way for people to connect in social interactions and engage in professional activities as part of a community. When living and working together in a common, yet dynamic and diverse area, people can develop valuable skills that can help them grow personally and professionally so that they can co-exist in unity.
Integrated communities, co-living and co-working, social areas and urban forests, the trends of the future in office real estate
Dan Bondar for Business Review
While professionals can find all the destinations for their lifestyle spread in different parts of the city, YUNITY Park aims to bring them all together in one place. YUNITY Park is designed as a campus for the work and lifestyle of the future, created by Genesis Property by transforming the existing Novo Park office project in Bucharest.
Sacrificing long term sustainability objectives will affect short term profitability
Darren Allen, Development Director
All seven buildings of the new YUNITY Park (now Novo Park), a new a campus for the work and lifestyle of the future, with a total leasable area of 75,000 square meters, including co-living and food hall areas, will be certified IMMUNE Building Standard™ – Resilient, 5 out of 5 stars.
The office of the future will look very different from today
Gavin Bonner, VP for Property Forum
In YUNITY Park, for example, the outdoor parking area will be transformed into a completely redeveloped green area with a futuristic design, covering a total area of 7,500 square meters. The space will include a cutting-edge amphitheatre dedicated to outdoor events, with a seating capacity of 220, as well as a 1,000-square-meter urban forest where employees will be able to hold business meetings.
The pandemic generation of professionals is caught between the ”hustle culture” and the “anti-work movement”
Liviu Tudor, Chairman for Medium
An anti-work movement has also started on social networks, with many people wanting “unemployment for all, not just the rich”, according to a Reddit topic. This movement is the opposite of another one that existed in recent years, before the pandemic, called the ”hustle culture”.
6 workspace design trends to follow in 2022
Dan Bondar, PM for Property Forum
The pandemic has radically changed the way we relate to workspaces, so the way they are designed and conceived must also adapt. Existing office design patterns must either be forgotten or rewritten as it has become clearer and clearer that the rules of the game have changed and fresh creative ideas are needed to overcome challenges in today’s office lives.
Offices of the future to become all-in-one business hubs
Gavin Bonner for Property Forum
Some companies have seen slight increases in the productivity of employees working remotely since the pandemic, which fueled the idea that most employees can continue to work from anywhere since they can be just as productive as working from the office. But there is a contradiction here: on a global scale, more and more people worked and lived under stressful conditions in the last year and a half.
Wind of change. Sustainability trends for the post-pandemic world
Gavin Bonner for The Diplomat
The market and various calculation tools measure economic efficiency, the social balance sheet is drawn up together with employee representatives, and environmental issues often become integrated into the management system. Each of these pillars is considered daily by companies.
Disinfection robots and thermal body cameras: welcome to the anti-Covid office
Kate Connolly, The Guardian about Building H3 in West Gate
Entering H3, a five-storey building in a western neighbourhood of the Romanian capital, is like learning the steps to a new dance. A flick of the wrist opens the door, and a red line marks the spot at which to stand from where a thermal body camera 2 metres away scans arrivals for signs of fever.
Business leaders must act fast to ease office-return fears
Liviu Tudor for Property Week
While a proposed return to the office and wider opening of hospitality venues has been deemed a hugely positive step for property stakeholders, it is one that bears obvious and immediate challenges as the UK public remain cautious about a so-called return to ‘normal’ livelihood procedures.
Radio interview - return to office
Liviu Tudor for Times Radio
We need to create healthy buildings for people and redesign the offices to regain their trust in coming back to offices. This is why we created the IMMUNE Building Standard™. Listen to the full interview for Times Radio in the context of returning to the office safely.
Hybrid work prioritizes the employee experience
Ștefan Tudos for Nine O'Clock
One of the many advantages of hybrid work is that it matches other working methods, such as flex office, coworking, nomadism, smart office, or the increasingly appealing digital workplace. Therefore, the “hybrid employee” does not necessarily have an office of their own on their company’s premises.