Terraces used in office buildings for more outdoor space

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Terraces used in office buildings for more outdoor space
It's becoming increasingly common for office and business buildings/ centers to offer additional outdoor spaces for employees to rest or work, or to socialize with one other. You can't go to work without having access to one of these spaces since the pandemic.

Architect Dan Kaplan told the Commercial Observer that, his business has been active in office space and building design for 40 years. There has also been an increase in demand for outside office space over the past 10 to 12 years. And due to pandemic that demand has increased.

The need for more green and outdoor space in office buildings has risen. Whether they are new or old, hardly matters now.

According to the Commercial Observer, Michael Slattery, associate CBRE field research director, “this is a location where all owners and landlords are seeking to distinguish themselves”.

A spiral of outdoor decks runs the length of The Spiral, a 1,005-foot high skyscraper in Manhattan. Each of the 65 floors has its own terrace.

The commercial observer quotes Jeffrey Paine from Duda/Paine Architects of Durham, N.C. He stated that, “many people, including those who work in high-rise office towers, prefer the option of stepping outside during the day”.

Outdoor areas and terraces in office buildings are designed so that employees may enjoy them all year. Outdoor area heaters help with cold weather conditions. There is also a push to bring more "green" into the home. And a growing trend in offices to incorporate biophilic features, such as indoor plants.

“When attempting to recruit and retain fresh talent, people have come to recognize that having the option to walk outdoors and combine it with interior space is really a great benefit”, said Elliott Ingerman, partner at Tribeca Investment Group, to the Commercial Observer. Work for 10 to 12 hours a day, and then go out on the balcony for a few minutes. People must feel willing to join their work places back after pandemic. A dull work atmosphere is a no-no.

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