Design

The space programme that is shooting for the stars

This WORKTECH Wednesday Briefing examines how Google is experimenting with post-pandemic workplace design to attract young talent, explores new workplace perks and pays tribute to the founder of Gensler

Do corporate parks provide a return on green investment?

Silicon Valley’s tech giants are constructing new parks on a grand scale. There are good reasons why they are emulating the pioneers of the past and building in closeness to nature

Rebirth of the headquarters as Silicon Valley shifts gear

California’s tech giants were fast out of the blocks with their pronouncements on the future of remote working. Will their corporate HQs remain relevant in the new world of work?

China’s O-tower sends message about the future of R&D space

China’s big push to create sustainable offices post Covid-19 is reflected in a new headquarters building for smartphone maker OPPO in Hangzhou that combines brand values with ecological design

legal workplace

Future legal workplace: designing for resilience on a global scale

At a time of dynamic change for the legal workplace, the intersection of space, technology and culture is creating opportunities for redesign. New research highlights key areas of change for law firms across three super regions

Healthy ecosystem of work: making the hybrid possible

An effective ecosystem for hybrid work which blends home and office will need to meet a variety of employee needs, as the facilitators of an expert workshop discovered

antimicrobials

Green building experts caution over new ‘anti-viral’ materials

A group of leading green building organisations, architects, and scientists have warned that building materials with added antimicrobials have no proven health benefit – and may not be as green as they seem

sustainability

Cambridge institute plans ‘world’s first’ in sustainable office refits

Is the most sustainable building the one that already exists? A joint team from Cambridge University and architects BDP believe they are on the brink of a breakthrough