The Evolution of Office Design to the 3.0 typology I Guday Terreros
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The Evolution of Office Design to the 3.0 typology

The new formats of 3.0 Offices come from how we are currently working, in contrast to how we worked decades ago and of a better understanding of current needs.

Twenty years ago, offices 1.0 had 30% of the spaces occupied by closed offices, 40% by cubicles or closed boxes and only 10% were spaces for meetings. They were very airtight offices and did not favor teamwork at all, they came from a very hierarchical work culture and with total disconnection of what Collaborative Culture is. Now companies have multidisciplinary spaces.

In offices 2.0, from XX century, 65% of the spaces were open space, with a large decrease of closed offices, although 10% was still maintained for meeting spaces.

Even now, people go to their place of work every morning, and sit in the assigned work place, that is, each worker has his own table, but half of the workday it is unoccupied, this waste of space has great economic costs for companies, it is a real estate topic.

The new proposals in the 3.0 offices are to change the current 10% to 60% of collaboration areas, where to offer meetings in different spaces and forget about so many reserved spaces, that are wasted.

This new office format generates collaborative spaces where new business ideas can be conveniently searched.

New proposals appear to generate spaces where ideas grow in an unmanaged environment, they are the relaxation zones: they can be living areas, to meet standing or documentation areas, like libraries.

Another type of spaces are the play areas, which are also very useful for workers to create new ideas.

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Obviously these new ways of working are based on a completely digitized work style, based on technology and the massive use of the laptop or technology that allows mobility within the office.

The Evolution of the offices towards the formats 3.0 is a natural tendency, but also a social necessity, since the work environment directed to the Collaborative Culture will allow retain the talent of the new generations that join the current labor market!

 

Olga Guday

Architect

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