Singapore’s new co-working space turns the cubicle inside out

by Tiffany Paczek
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A major new co-working site has opened up in the heart of Singapore’s CBD by The Working Capitol. Following the success if its flagship location on Keong Saik Road, the company’s new site at 140 Robinson Road takes the The Working Capitol’s focus on wellbeing, social connections and the flow of ideas between industries and goes a step further.

Recently named by Forbes magazine as as one of Asia’s top co-working spaces, The Working Capitol is known for its focus on creating ‘people first’ co-working spaces that spark creativity and new ideas. The new 11-floor location is tailor made to accomodate businesses employing up to 200 people and incorporates diverse work spaces with hot desks, private offices, collaborative work spaces, quiet areas and duplex penthouses.

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The aim has been to turn the cubicle inside out with an array of inspiring spaces for every type of working style or activity, complemented by hospitality, lifestyle and wellbeing offerings. The range of choices means that the building provides an optimal working environment, and space for breaks, to suit various types of businesses and employees. The circulation routes between the working spaces also become hubs for activity, conversation and chance encounters.

The Working Capitol implements a blend of lifestyle and hospitality options into the new location to promote health and wellbeing for its workers, including a 20 metre outdoor lap pool, a gym space operated by a boutique fitness provider, a sky garden on Leven 18, and a bar and members’ lounge (which is also open to the public).

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The Working Capitol on Robinson will offer a program of events including members’ lunches, monthly mixers, skills sharing series by industry thought leaders, unplugged music sessions and more.

Designed by international practice Hassell, principal Paul Semple says it “responds to the original Working Capitol and speaks to all the thing that people love about the brand and what it stands for”. Hassell has evolved the co-working concept for The Working Capitol on Robinson with a design aimed at turning the cubicle inside out to unlock innovation, support cross-industry networks and promote professional growth and personal wellbeing.

Saranta Gattie, The Working Capitol co-founder and chief culture officer, says, “The best ideas can live and grow if the immediate surroundings put people first…It’s what all our spaces have in common.”

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Images courtesy of The Working Capitol.

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