This article was ghostwritten for The Workspace. It is written in British English.
The way we approach work is evolving and nowhere is that change more apparent than in our office spaces. Gone are the days of pokey offices and cubicles. These days, companies are much more likely to favour open, beautiful spaces with natural light and fresh air.
With alternative work places on the rise, coworking spaces are no exception. Exotic and unusual coworking spaces have been popping up all over the world. We take a look at some of the most gorgeous ones.
The Commons, Melbourne
This award-winning office space combines work with play in a beautiful, modern juxtaposition. The space boasts an open-air garden, yoga studio, arcade machines and a ping-pong table alongside the usual private offices, meeting room and shared workspace.
Huckletree has an arty interior but markets itself as a melting pot for startups, whether they are in creative, tech or financial industries. The focus is also on a healthy working environment, with a bike ramp and indoor bicycle storage, standing desks, yoga and meditation as well as a squash court.
La Verriere, Nice
With a huge Art Deco stained glass ceiling and set in a former hotel ballroom, the La Verriere feels austere and stately. Aimed at entrepreneurs in all industries, the space offers ergonomic chairs, relaxation areas, meditation classes and even a grand piano.
This shared office space is comfortable and relaxed, with books, leather armchairs and beautiful rugs in abundance. Flooded with natural light, the Mindspace offers a variety of workspaces as well as a soda fountain, coffee bar and an event space.
In the high-energy of India’s first planned city Chandigarh, Innov8 stands out as a comfortable, quiet workspace for entrepreneurs and startups. The arty interior is the backdrop to a coworking area with hot desks and dedicated desks as well as a fully stocked library, lounge area and 30-metre high vertical garden.
The Great Room, Singapore
The Great Room is part coworking space and part networking hub, with a host of talks and presentations, which are often complimentary to members. The space is grand, well lit and beautifully appointed. They also offer complimentary tea and coffee, free breakfast on Mondays and private phone booths.
It doesn’t get much more exotic and beautiful than Bali. Dojo is a coworking community located in Canggu, right next to a world famous surf spot. Their coworking space is almost open air and is centred around a pool area which members are encouraged to use. They also have a café and smoothie bar on site.
The Workspace, Johannesburg
If you’re looking for something a little closer to home, The Workspace offers coworking space and serviced offices in a number of major cities in South Africa. Our Wynberg branch is conveniently located and offers free parking, complimentary tea and coffee, meeting rooms and exclusive networking events for our members.