How does the biggest coworking in Russia
• How does the biggest coworking in Russia
Hipsters, smoothies, freelancers, startups, about this set of stereotypes arises in my mind when I hear the word "coworking". The very concept of "coworking space" (collaboration) appeared recently, about ten years ago ago, while in Russia this kind of offices became popular only in this decade.
To understand what it is, how it differs from a simple office, and what does it have to hipsters and smoothies I visited the biggest coworking in Russia "Working Plaza Station."
As Wikipedia says, the first in the history of coworking opened August 9, 2005 in San Francisco. Programmer Brad Neuberg established coworking as a non-profit partnership and proposed potential participants jobs, free Wi-Fi, meditation breaks, lunches and general joint bike ride in exchange for a small monthly fee. A year later, Brad closed the first coworking and together with partners founded a new - Hat Factory.
In Russia, the first coworking appeared in 2008 in Yekaterinburg, and later in other major cities, including Moscow.
So what's the difference from a simple coworking office and he is better than? Let's say you're an aspiring businessman (startups), you have your own team, you're shooting for office work - just enough jobs and space to hold all employees. If the business is expanding, you have to think about where to put the new staff - need a new workspace. If it is necessary to reduce staff, it is necessary to think about how to cut costs due to the fact that a large office does not need a business at the moment.
Coworking is convenient because the businessman in this case, simply remove Rentals jobs in one large common space, and depending on what he needs more staff or not, he re-buy the place or release them. In addition, in such an organization of jobs are still many privileges. Walk into a coworking and see how it works.
"Workstation Plaza" is located on the 7th floor of the business center "Z-Plaza", which is only a 5-minute walk from Dmitrov. Here to go to the bottom of the guests have to take a pass, it's simple.
Hall - reception.
In order to get jobs, the need to buy one of the plans. "Guest" (workstation, Internet, printer 5 hours negotiating) - 13000 p. month or 650 rubles a day; "Resident" (the same, only with 10 hours in negotiating, free breakfast, drinks, personal wardrobe - p 15000 per month.). Often choose the latter.
Area "Workstation Plaza" is 1800 square meters, which can accommodate 340 residents.
There are as common place where every resident can reserve their place.
So "boxes" - room for 24 people. A total of 12 boxes. 6 on each floor
If the team is large, the box can be increased two times, you just need to lay down the walls separating from the adjacent box. On the right you can see a collapsible wall.
It is impossible to ignore the great Italian chandeliers, left over from the previous tenant, the company Benetton
Another big plus in space, not limited office walls.
Lots of light, lots of space, good!
In the coworking has also peregovorki 4 - 2 large and 2 smaller ones.
When coworking has its own cafe, which prepares both breakfast / lunch / dinner, and organizes the catering for events.
The two meeting rooms on the ground floor.
There are also so small soundproof boxes per person if you want to speak with someone over the phone or face-to-eye on Skype.
Meeting room for 40 people equipped with a projector and everything you need is on the second floor.
The staircase to the second floor is decorated unusual.
Behind her relaxation area with sofas and lots of pillows, where you can lie down after long hours at the table. In principle, you can work right there, good wi-fi allows.
But I did not come to rest, and to find out how everything works. We climb to the second floor.
Here, in principle, the same thing - boxes of 24 seats each with sliding walls.
And now we go to the most visited place in any institution, which is also called the face of the company.
This suite on the first floor.
And this is the second, a giant mirror is supplied if specially for selfie.
An unusually looks.
Inside the spacious and clean. Here, by the way, there is no division into male and female toilets.
And yet there is a shower! It is very convenient, especially for those who spend the night here. Yes, there is even a small hotel, about it will tell more
The view from the bathroom window.
Such a view on the Ostankino tower I have not seen.
There is a separate kitchen, where you can drink tea from Unlimited coworking and two fridges where you can put your meal. Plates, cups, spoons, forks, too, there are Dish machine also available.
For this original design hides a cafe, where you can have breakfast resident coworking. By the way, we have our own design, architectural bureau "Workstation".
Breakfast for residents is free, lunch and dinner can be purchased separately. The average price tag in the region of 300-330 rubles.
Inside the cozy, great views from here.
Outside, a steady stream of cars, which fortunately the noise is not audible.
We ordered lunch salad with pasta and juice was so delicious that I forgot to take a picture.
Even the cups with "workstation" logo
Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, standing there for over 330 years.
Outside the window was rain and cheered us a double rainbow.
Well we ate, and now you can get some sleep. For residents of coworking is a small capsule hotel of 6 cabins. It is not like the Japanese counterparts, different soundproof walls (you hear snoring neighbors), and then more spacious.
It is not the coffin, as one might think initially.
The two towels, shower mat, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, shower gel and cap.