In a present co-working space typically have a strong seperation between public and private. However, we believe it is not good enough to enhance collaboration. As a result, our idea is to create a ciruclar planning to allow the coworking space as a whole because circular planning has no edges so it allows coworker always have visual interaction to each other when they work, sit, move, talk, and stand. Co-workers are also easier to see which space is availvable to held a collaboration and private meeting. The center is the public zone and flexible space where it can held a lecture talk and gallery.
Afterwards, the middle zone is semi-private where people are doing their work. the outer circular area is private area for offices and meeting rooms.
The organic material of the space evokes a sense of casual environment in Shanghai which the coworking space differ itself to the normal office which is rigid and organized. Perforated wall at private zone is to mimic the small alley in Shanghai where one is able to view through the private life of the locals. Furthermore, some part of the material is left to be “raw” to represent the Yangpu district past as an industrial area.
/ Principal Architect
/ Architect's Team
Divan Thomas, Yoko Xie