Designed by architect Henri Cleinge, the Crew Collective headquarters, located in the former Royal Bank on St-Jacques Street in Old Montreal, includes office space for a tech startup and a coworking space and café open to the public. By embracing the opulence and old-world elegance of the historic bank, Cleinge has integrated office space, conference rooms, work stations, and other necessities while preserving the original character of the 1926 building. The building’s existing attributes included an inlay marble floor, an ornate painted plaster ceiling, and custom suspended brass light fixtures and teller stands.
Ministry of New
Co-founded by Dutch art director turned entrepreneur Marlies Bloemendaal and Natascha Chadha, the office venue looks like something out of a furniture catalogue, a place you would want to live inside, not just work. The space is the 8,000 square feet and takes up most of the third floor of Kitab Mahal, a recently-renovated colonial-era building on D. N. Road in Fort. You can choose a full-time monthly or part-time ten-day membership and then you can sit wherever you want. Here, you also get a locker, shower facilities and a welcome kit with vouchers for a number of restaurants, shops and services in the area with which they’ve collaborated. Its most enviable feature: a vantage view of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus.
Los Angeles & New York City, USA
The first location in New York City is nestled in the heart of the city, located just a few blocks from Madison Square Park. Spread across five floors of a 1913 industrial building, it mixes elements of raw grandeur with beautiful furnishings. Neuehouse Hollywood occupies the 1938 CBS Radio Building on Sunset Boulevard. With seven stories of working environments, the house caters to the film, design, fashion, publishing and architecture industries. In both locations, there is a careful mix of work and social spaces that creates a unique environment that caters to the modern day leaders who call Neuehouse home.
Wework Weihai Lu
Located in Shanghai's Jing'An district, the 5,500 square-metre WeWork Weihai hosts more than 1,300 members. The derelict 20th-century building has become a grand, hotel-like space that references its history as a store for opium, and then as an artist's residence. The highlight of the space is the green steel staircase that weaves through the circulation space connecting all three levels of the front of house. This is clad in triangular pieces of oak wood, with one side painted in hues of blue. The colours alternate as you travel up the stairs creating a gradient of tones, and shifting views from wood to blue.
The Work Project
Located in midtown in Causeway Bay in Hong Kong, the Project is 33,000 square feet spread out over four floors. Both serviced offices and coworking spaces are created to deliver hospitality values and standards, ensuring members feel that coming to work is a true pleasure. The design of the Project creates a multi-sensory environment to enhance productivity. Every single element, including music, scent, refreshment, technology, furniture, meeting facility and amenity has been carefully curate with the goal of improving productivity and work experience. Even the designs of the space are exceptionally beautiful. Who would have thought that you would want to live in your office?
Many non-members might only know betahaus through the café on the bottom floor, where people can sit in and outside and work. If you spend more time there, you will quickly learn about the different projects the coworking space is involved in. betahaus offers more than just desks and wifi. betahaus offers workshops in fields like Do It Yourself, Art & Design, or weekly woodworking classes. It is free for members and just a few Euros for non-members. In addition to its educational aspects, it also offers the weekly Betabreakfast, where everyone can join to learn about a certain topic/business and connect with other like-minded people.
Hubud - Bali, Indonesia / KoHub - Koh Lanta, Thailand / CocoVivo - Panama
These three are completely different from the previous spaces on the list, but share one thing in common. They are all located somewhere exotic, built for the digital nomads. Hubud, KoHub and CocoVivo attract travelers from all over the world and therefore are great places to meet people and share experiences. Their locations do not affect their services, as they provide fast internet, AC, very open areas, plenty of desk space and delicious foods and drinks. They are perfect places for people looking for a break from the city, looking for an interesting community and to Skype and type in paradise.