This floating co-working space concept was created by Agnieszka Białek to create a refreshing (it should be said) workspace in a pandemic and hopefully post-pandemic era.
A graduate of the Krakow Academy of Fine Arts, Agnieszka was inspired by the local landscape near the Vistula River for her architectural vision.
Co-working from "docile fibers in the river"
The designer's relationship with the river is the source of her inspiration. The Vistula River has accompanied Agnieszka for years, and from there she wanted to imagine a world that restarts after the pandemic.
Walking along the river boulevards during the quarantine period was a crucial step in the creation process for her.
This project contains architectural structures that house co-working spaces as they move near Wawel Castle, the symbol of the city.
Living with nature
The structures do not interfere with the natural environment, even if the contemporary style is different from that of the place.
The elements of the structure can be arranged in different ways depending on the location on the river, the creative process is guided by ecological values. Therefore, these architectural structures can coexist with its natural environment.
A manifesto of intent
The structure focuses on creating distances and the new use of empty spaces in the post-Covid reality.
Remote working could become the norm for many companies and continue for a long time to come. Employees could have more autonomy in the choice of hours and forms of work.
This floating Co-Working project is almost a manifesto of intent. From how it is done we can derive some possible trends on the future of these spaces.
It offers the possibility to work outside the home. In an era of social distance it creates a comfort zone and a sense of security. It makes it much easier to perform specific tasks in a specially designed space.
The interiors have integrated and modular furniture to set your favorite positions while working, and let the air in. The concept of “open and closed” hybrid space, in particular, seems to become a constant (I've also seen it here, or also here or even here).
This coworking space can be rented with an hourly booking system. It is easy to use for anyone who is active day or night, with no time limit.
New serial spaces
Agnieszka Białek believes that structures like these can be 3D printed with waterproof and recyclable materials.