It has happened time-after-time. As technology and lifestyle change, the concept of the office to torn apart and rebuilt as a new vision, a new way of getting more work done with less effort. Modern technology is the driving force. It is the catalyst which has driven changes over the last few decades, and the speed of change is not slowing down. The next round of big changes in offices is just around the corner. We have already seen the birth of robotic security guards and meeting rooms which are scheduled and controlled by apps, but that is just the start. Changes are coming fast.
How are our offices and workplaces going to look in the future? We talked to 6 office design experts to find out what changes they expect to see over the next ten years. Here is what they had to say.
Question: “What will the office look like in 10 years’ time?”
Lord Norman Foster is 82 years old and has seen massive changes during his life. This world-renowned architect designed some of the planet’s most dramatic structures including:
- City Hall & Bloomberg Headquarters in London
- The Reichstag Dome
- Apple Campus 2 – California
Question: “What will the office look like in 10 years?”
Norman Foster: Young people will drive the changes. They will want greener offices, in every sense of the word. The office will need to both support the lifestyle they want, plus provide greater levels of sustainability. The new generation of office workers will demand their employers focus on tackling tough issues like climate change. I think the office will shift to provide a higher-quality work area while improving sustainability – something which can be determined by a chartered surveyor, such as Curchod and co. This is good for … Continue reading >>>