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New Zealand Office Design Trends In A Coronavirus World   New Zealand businesses are slowly returning to normal as we move into Alert Level 1. To operate safely, the government has mandated that businesses should continue to do everything possible to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. Workplaces will be fully open but are asked to take precautions and ensure work can be done safely. That includes meeting all public health requirements such as hand washing and disinfecting surfaces. Workplaces will need to...

  COVID-19 (coronavirus) restrictions are likely to move out of Level 4 in some regions in the next few weeks. However, the new normal is going to look very different for workers and businesses. Open Plan Offices Open plan offices have been growing in popularity in New Zealand. There has also been a trend of reinventing the open plan office designs to activity-based workplace design. This is a combination of open, semi-private and private spaces in the office where the staff can move...

  The New Zealand Ministry of Education guidelines on designing learning environments says it is important that the physical design of school spaces responds and aligns to the way teaching and learning takes place at each school. School design is not just about the property, it should be an environment incorporating physical, social and learning elements. To ensure that schools and other educational institutions are safe and fit for purpose, it is important that the guidelines for school design and project management...

Businesses are always on a mission to improve productivity among their staff. Happy and motivated employees can improve efficiency and boost growth. Designing and building a office space which allows for healthy employee interaction, with access to fresh air and light and comfortable furniture is a need that is recognised widely.   Mix Up Your Spaces It is a well-known fact that being active and movement within the workspace helps spur creativity, focus more and be productive. Individuals in the office have their...

  The biggest concerns most New Zealand businesses have regarding an office fit out is the budget and disruption to work. There are many factors to consider when deciding on an office fitout. These include effective space utilisation, flexibility and scope for further expansion/ changes, workspace settings, time required, budget, branding, design, specialist lighting, acoustics and more. Whatever be the complexity involved, the desired outcome is mostly the same – maximise efficiency and lift the mood for the staff, clients and...

Unconventional meets commercial office interior design trends in 2018. Just take a look at this hive of activity in Austin, Texas - is Auckland next? Design is constantly changing and that’s not surprising considering the evolution of the world. Not only does life influence interior design, but the design of spaces can also influence the way we live. This is particularly true for Office Interiors, and workspace design. [caption id="attachment_16387" align="alignleft" width="373"] Bumble Offices – Austin, Texas, United States.Photography: Casey Dunn[/caption] The Bumble...

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