Adapting to the post-pandemic era of office spaces
As the three-year pandemic has shown signs of slowing down, in spite of several resurgences, the new normal is being adapted to many areas. However, the status quo pre-pandemic has long past its relevance, and many priorities have been changing or reconsidered to answer to the urgencies of imminent health crises. In architecture, the biggest casualty of it all is the office.
Workers have shifted their priorities when it comes to in-person office work, since numerous remote work opportunities sprung up during the pandemic and non-pandemic concerns are factored in when considering their next line of work. And that is in spite of several lines of labor (back-office or service work) being necessary to report in-person. Yet, essential worker or not, the workplace environment is an important factor for the quality of its workforce.
In Reach’s perspective, architecture has to necessarily evolve and adapt to meet the necessities of its end users. And what the pandemic period showed prompted our architects, designers and engineers to take bold steps beyond the cutting-edge aesthetics of Reach.
Thus, here are three essential factors to focus on for post-pandemic architecture:
At a time when public health is severely critical, safety is always key. Safety protocols are a good start through health monitoring systems, contactless equipment and communal areas.
In regard to non-toxic environments, it also through a mental wellness where spaces become crucial. Thus, business ethics, interior aesthetics and worker congeniality contribute to the safeness that employees want to receive.
Take a glance on Reach’s high grand lobby, or on the expansive area of each office space. Utilizing the spaces allow an environment where workers can adjust freely and lead spontaneously to a greater performance.
Work environments are applied best when they open up the potential of the employees. This is why many companies and startups prop up their offices with various features (i.e. Reach’s garden deck, vibrant furniture and customizable options for tenants) to bring that energy for businesses.
One of the benefits of work-from-home setups is the convenience of an amenable workspace. Yet, office spaces can offer that ambience that does not require recapturing the comforts of remote work. It can be through architectural (balanced ventilation, congenial workstations), logistical (tech upgrades) and mental means (wellness programs, employee incentives).
Climate change is another issue that remained relevant during the pandemic era. Even way back, buildings and structures are prompted to be compliant to the environmental standards of the area. In fulfilling its sustainable goals, Reach’s design enhances energy-saving systems, disaster-proof setups and green features to assure safety for tenants.
Green-based efforts like vegetated features, renewable energy and recycling programs can contribute to worker satisfaction and wellness. Reach prioritizes environmentally-enhanced materials that go to the construction and the interiors to benefit to an office space’s sustainability. And these green programs assure motivation to end users.
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