VISION FOR COWORKING & COMMUNITY
In search of a joint, future-oriented use for the vacant office space at Tessinerplatz 7, SwissLife meets the coworking network VillageOffice and starts a participative project together. For the initial phases, an interdisciplinary team from the VillageOffice network was assembled. It consists of Matthias Tobler, Peter Schiffhauer, Emilie Etesi and Marco Jakob.
ROOM FOR COMMUNITY
The team has the task of creating space and structures to create a local community around the living room on Tessinerplatz. Together with residents, creative people, self-employed and young entrepreneurs, a place to be creative, celebrate, work, eat, play and learn is to be created. Interested people can actively participate and help to shape the place, which was animated with pop-up events from December 2017 until May 2018 and is being rebuilt for long-term use until the end 2018.
More and more people are joining the community who want to help shape the project. They get involved and thus shape the project so that it becomes a benefit for them and for people from the local environment.
Attention: It is not an ordinary club. For example, it is not simply managed by the Executive Board, but by all members together. It is an association where every member can make decisions and shape their environment.
After the reopening in autumn 2018 the Coworking Lounge will continue to be a place that combines work and play. 2/3rds of the 500qm2 space is room for the creative work flow, desks, 6 meeting rooms, an Innovation Workshop room with the latest technical equipment. The front towards the Tessinerplatz will be a Café and meeting place designed to host concerts, meetups, company events or just a group of locals for a drink.
After a 6-month test phase, the living room project on Tessinerplatz became the Coworking Lounge Tessinerplatz. Together with Village Office, Swisslife is developing a long-term utilisation concept that is also reflected in a generous conversion. The project has been managed by an operational team: Larissa, Marion, Emanuel and Fabio. The community also continues to play an important role, working together with key people to build up the future community. In autumn the Coworking Lounge opens in new splendour.