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Coworking Spaces, the workplace of the future?

Freelance Creative sitting at your Laptop, and so do, as they would work, but really only on Facebook to surf, and all day coffee drink: the clichéd idea of working in a Coworking Space.

The reality is now different: In the Zurich Coworking Spaces that have sprung up in recent years like mushrooms from the ground, not sitting long, only a graphic designer, architect, or freelance writers. Meanwhile, IT developers, E-Commerce specialists, Start-ups, but also large have discovered a company that shared the office for himself.

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working In the historic halls of the stone cliffs of the area, two men on a brown leather sofa in a meeting, two more-enclosed meeting room to discuss it in a comparison. At the desks, people sitting in different age and look focused in your screens. In and on the cluttered shelves of plants proliferate. Creative Chaos would call it the a. Jürg Rohner, founder of Citizen Space, calls it a "familiar and informal atmosphere".

plants, objects, different jobs: In the Citizen Space, the creativity. Image: Urs Jaudas

a Little less familiar place in the circle 4 is at the Ernst-Nobs -: Since the beginning of the year, head quarter Desks rented here, as they call themselves the jobs. Around 300 Members you have currently, told Community Manager Daniela Aebi in the Café Nobs, which also belongs to the head quarter. Here are all the work (and coffee drinking), as well as in the nearby sofa. In the actual Coworking Space on the second floor, several companies have leases; the largest occupied 60 seats.

Opens up the Elevator door, you are in a large, open kitchen with a long table. Next door, a Lounge with pastel couches, and plants. This open Space is for the Community to meet, rest or to get out of the Office, explains Aebi. This is because, with few exceptions, the jobs in glassed-in offices are located. In between, there are chat boxes for making phone Calls, meeting rooms and a Gym.

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As Jürg Rohner in 2007, the Citizen Space as the first of its kind in the city opened, he had to often explain what a Coworking Space. "The difference with the office community is that you have neither obligations nor responsibility," he says. Rohner also works here, he is a graphic designer and sits with his Team on a Pultinsel. Such is also the sports technology, has hired Start-up Got Court.

International dialogue in Zurich

marketing Manager Francis Larkin stresses that for young companies a big advantage is, if there is no Kostenaparat that is crushing you. He finds it "mega nice" to work here, and the Citizen Space "is a cool Office". In addition, he was with its location close to the train station Hardbrücke "easy accessible". As in the Start-up scene, the scene also seems to be in the Coworking to go without English is nothing. Most of the names of the Spaces are English, the head quarter speaks of the "Desks", "Services" and "Members".

one Of these Members is Roger Ziegler. The marketing Manager for Nike is just on the way to the Café Nobs to the "beer four". Once a week the members can have a drink in the evening, free beer. Because even though you are different from the classical Co-Working Spaces sub- head quarter, for example, has a reception for the customers of the Members; here is more about Business than creativity, emphasizes Community Manager, Aebi, that the idea of Community is also Central here.

Comfortable and homely, it must be: In the head quarter meets to meetings in the community rooms. Image: Urs Jaudas

At the Bar, Ziegler tells how after a big reorganization in the case of Nike, only a small Team remained, which needed a lot of space. "The exchange with people from other industries is very inspiring," says Ziegler, who has previously worked in a conventional office.

work Efficiently in small Teams

Not only exchange, but work Together in the Citizen Space even more in the foreground: The graphic designer will design something for the Start-up, the developer helps the E-Commerce Team. And, unlike in the case of head quarter, there are also flexible places. Vadim Bauer about sitting at an old wooden table, in front of only his Laptop. He was about three days in the week, says the IT specialist. "I also had a private office, but the logistics such as, financial outlay is of course much bigger. And it is less flexible."

This flexibility is not only for the self-employed, such as farmer's attractive, but also for companies: Who's growing, hires the seats, who shrinks from them again. Expenses and financial burden are minimal. The demand is there; Aebi as Rohner confirm that they were very well utilized, even waiting lists have resulted. And for 2020, several Coworking to terminate Spaces with new locations in Zurich.

Created: 06.11.2019, 16:21 PM

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