During the coronavirus pandemic, many people learned how to work without being in the office. So how do you plan an office building for a working future you don't know?
"The aim is for people to want to travel to, and work from, Construction City even if their working methods change," says project manager Gunnar Irby.
The ambition is to create a building that will be attractive to young people in 2025.
"How will people in the construction industry – those who leave school in 2025 – how will they work? Young people of today work more flexibly and differently than those who have been working for many years. We must make it attractive to be young in the building. If we're going to get people to go to work, we have to offer more than just a desk and a screen, we have to create an arena where you meet people physically in a lot of different ways.
One example: The second and third floors will accommodate the Collektivet (with a C, since it is Construction City). The Collektivet is an area with flexible workplaces where employees of different tenants can sit down to work. The aim is to create better interaction.
Also people from the outside can use the Collektivet. For example, the board of a co-ownership can hold a board meeting in the area. If they're going to have an annual meeting, they can rent the auditorium. The idea is to make the premises available to more people.
Parts of the parking area should also be made available to the general public. The project team is working on finding good solutions that make better use of parking spaces than in traditional office buildings.
"No one gets their name on a sign in the parking garage which results in the space stands empty outside of office hours," promises Gunnar Irby.