Multi-space Offices

Modular solutions mean new, more flexible ways for architects to plan spaces and buildings. In addition, wall structures can be easily and inexpensively taken down and rebuilt, if needed. This allows Havuu to offer customers significant cost reductions.

The raw material Kerto® was originally developed for use in the construction industry. As a material it is extremely durable and stable. This makes it a perfect solution for building frames for large-scale public projects. The elements are used to design and construct small buildings, free-standing office dividers, wall units, and other modular solutions to create unique interiors and custom exteriors.

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Activity-based office is already here

Modern workspaces can be divided into different zones according to the type of space

1. A public zone is open and accessible to everyone, often a customer-service area
2. A semi-public zone is a partially open area, often consisting of meeting and conference rooms.
3. A private zone consists of facilities used only by staff.

Spaces can be divided into different zones for different purposes

1. Open interaction spaces offer excellent opportunities for coworking, but are less well-suited to individual work and tasks requiring concentration. These workspaces consist of open areas, as well as workstations for face-to-face customer service. Open interaction spaces can also be defined as public spaces, e.g. a lobby, showroom, café, restaurant or lounge.
2. Intensive coworking spaces are designed for concentrated coworking or for individual tasks that benefit from other people’s presence. Workstation areas like this form ‘traditional’ open-office zones. Such spaces are semi-public, e.g. various conference and project facilities.
3. Intensive individual workspaces allow for mental focus and solo work. The spaces consist of quiet rooms along with closed work and rest areas. These spaces are also termed private space, e.g. an open workstation in a quiet working area, a closed office, social facilities and resting rooms.
4. Short-term pop-up spaces include facilities and rooms where staff, and possibly visitors, can spend brief, but often significant moments while moving around, getting a cup of coffee, archiving etc. E.g. pop-up workstations, coat racks, vending machines, access routes and storage spaces.

Multi-space offices can accommodate various user groups depending on how mobile they are in relation to their workstations

1. Anchors work in the office every day and do most of their tasks at their own desk.
2. Connectors typically spend half their time away from their desks; in conference rooms or cafés, and at colleagues’ desks.
3. Collectors work at least half of their week outside the office, often in meetings.
4. Navigators work out in the field, and are visitors at their home office.