The workplace is changing. However, the origins of the changes we are now seeing in workplace design and strategy are fundamental, and actually predate the pandemic. Regardless of industry, the use of the workplace to attract and retain the best talent has been driving this movement across the country and the globe for many years. For companies to compete at the highest level, they need the best and brightest employees to support their vision and goals.
How Can Workplaces Address Mental Health?
We know the built environment can affect mental health—but how can we make sure that impact is positive?
We spend most of our lives in buildings, from our homes to our workplaces and “third spaces”—social surroundings that are separate from home and work. It’s not surprising that the buildings we spend so much time in have an impact on our wellbeing. In addition, health and wellness—including mental health—are a growing focus area for building owners and managers who are looking to make sure the built environment is having a positive impact on the people occupying it.
“The pandemic is obviously something we’re all continuing to think about, live through and engage with every day, and that has shined a brighter spotlight on wellness in general,” said Stephen Harris, principal of Pickard Chilton. “Folks are also seeing mental health as a more substantive component of the wellness equation, so it’s becoming more recognized that the built environment has major contributions to make to either the success or detriment of mental health.”
RiNo office building made out of wood on track to be completed this year
A new office complex made out of wood is predicted to become one of Denver’s “most environmentally friendly” buildings.
Construction on River North Art District’s T3 RiNo — a six-story building made of black spruce, a heavy timber — is set to finish later this year. Using wood for construction is cited as one way to cut carbon.
The timber structure serves as “a prime example of our commitment to embedding sustainability into every aspect of our projects as we work to achieve net-zero carbon by 2040,” said John Rosato, executive vice president of capital projects and development at Canadian real estate company Ivanhoé Cambridge. It’s acting as a co-developer on the project, alongside real estate companies Hines and McCaffery.
T3 RiNo, 3500 Blake St., is “slated to be one of the most environmentally friendly and sustainable developments in Denver,” according to a Monday update on the project.
Bulgari Hotel Tokyo
Bulgari Hotels & Resorts is delighted to announce the opening of its newest luxury hotel, Bulgari Hotel Tokyo, on the 40th - 45th floors of Tokyo Midtown Yaesu - a new ultra-skyscraper overlooking the iconic red brick Tokyo Station, the Imperial Palace Gardens and the city all the way to Mt Fuji. The hotel is in walking distance of the Nihombashi and Marunouchi financial districts, and Ginza's unparalleled shopping and dining.
The new hotel offers the relaxed elegance of 98 luxurious rooms and suites.
DAIKIN RELOCATES ITS TOKYO OFFICE TO TOKYO MIDTOWN YAESU
Daikin Industries, Ltd. announces the relocation of its Tokyo office (Minato-ku, Tokyo) to Tokyo Midtown Yaesu (Chuo-ku, Tokyo) with operations scheduled to begin on Wednesday, May 10, 2023.
Designed to enhance the productivity and quality of work of each employee, the new office creates an optimal office layout and IT infrastructure environment to meet all types of needs including areas to promote greater individual concentration and areas to stimulate open group discussions.
Tokyo to get major new office spaces this year, but is there demand?
Tokyo’s central areas are known as premium, popular office locations, with a host of major company headquarters concentrated there and upscale workplaces seen as a status symbol.