Teknion’s new downtown Toronto address blends multiple workplace planning styles—from the casual and modern appeal of an open, fluid landscape, to more conservative, formal footprints—revealing the company’s insight into the most significant trends currently shaping office design.
“The Collaboration Hub exhibits the latest thinking in workplace design as we have experienced it in the field, and through the concepts our clients are asking us for in a modern workplace,” said David Feldberg, President & CEO. “Hybrid spaces combine open and closed office strategies to accommodate the many ways that people work today, empowering employees to choose their work setting while encouraging movement and collaboration. The Hub was designed to support health, well-being and sustainability, key factors in creating warm, welcoming and productive workplaces inspired by principles of ethonomics.”
Designed by San Francisco-based Vanderbyl Design, the 10,750-sq. ft (1000 m²) space reflects a new vision for the workplace. Guests are invited into a spacious lounge area bisected by a substantial bench table that extends the width of the showroom and acts as a central hearth. On either side of the hearth table, a casual meeting area is furnished with comfortable lounge seating in rich colors. The area is also equipped with amenities that include a coffee/wine bar and video wall. Warmed by natural wood flooring and millwork, the elegant space supports multiple functions, including collaborative or touch-down work.