Martina Costa Bignotti
OUToffice is a structure that offers workers the possibility of working anywhere outdoors without being tied to the static nature of their office. It makes the city an extension of the workspace. The structure provides a cubicle for individual work and a floor for collective work. The individual cubicle is suitable for ensuring workers’ concentration and can be booked via a mobile application.
The collective workspace is located above the cabin and is public. This space is accessible via a staircase that also provides the possibility to sit for moments of rest or socialization. The shape of the structure makes it recognizable within the city in order to represent a new concept of working. The mirrored glass window in the facade not only let natural light into the interior, but also allows the structure to reflect the area in which it is located.
The cladding of the structure changes according to the area to increase the connection with the local culture and to avoid the standardization of classic offices. In conclusion, OUToffice represents a way of “escaping” the physical limits of one’s own office.