From stationery shop to coworking space
If you are one of those experienced coworkers, you exactly know what makes a community office comfortable & well-functioning: pick an ergonomic table & chair combo, add 1 or 2 meeting rooms for your calls & for hosting your clients, and top it with an equally important common space eg. a kitchen, terrace or lounge area so the members can mingle and socialise during off-work hours. The recipe is given, now let’s cook!
Characteristics of the space
Our new premise on Déri Miksa st. is a brand new experience for us - this will be our first ever coworking space that is directly accessible from the street. The other Loffice locations are a little hidden from the eyes of the passer-by but soon coworkers can just pop into our new office right from the pedestrian street & the curious folks can peek through our big shop-windows. This gives us a whole new perspective on reaching out to our audience & we’ll be able to beat along to the rythym of the street & the district more than ever.
System of consideration
As an operator one has to consider quite a lot of things when creating a coworking space: besides the maximum possible number of workstations we also need to make sure there’s space left for meeting rooms, a kitchenette, a dining area or a call booth. Where do we fit the printer, our team’s binders & knick-knacks? Where will be the reception? (Do we need one?) What do we do with the unflattering corners and make use of every square millimetres? What is the best layout for a natural flow & to generate dialogue among members? What details make our space memorable or more comfortable for working?
Functions & rooms
Pondering these questions in the past weeks we got closer & closer to the final solution. Our empiric experience fought with our dreams which then was compared to the actual space we have. As a result, the 140 sqm new Loffice will house the following rooms & functions:
an open-plan style office with 25 workstations, including a lounge corner right next to the entrance
within this big space 2 different size glass cubicles will host the meetings: a smaller brainstorming room for 4-6 people and a bigger meeting room for 12 people which can directly be accessed from the street too
the coworking space flows into a service area where we placed a kitchen with a big dining table & 2 restrooms
- 1 half-open soundproofed call booth.
And how will this all look? Stay with us for the next episode and we’ll finally share the details on the design planning!