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Smart Buildings

Let's work better

Exploring the key trends and latest thinking changing today’s workplace

Discover how the impact of economic, social and environmental factors and an increased awareness of employee wellbeing have driven the need for new kinds of working environments. Digitization, flexible working, energy efficiency, whatever the challenges you face, let our insights from top investors, developers, designers and office building owners inspire you.


Explore and share our ideas, we’ll help you keep pace with latest trends, technology and thinking to stay competitive and achieve better success in your workplace.

Babette Bouman on future trends in the workplace, filmed at The Edge, Amsterdam for Philips Lighting

I think the future of the office will be more about meeting and talking to people and collaborating."

- Babette Bouman, Architect, Fokkema & Partners

Discover more topics and trends

We've identified four key drivers that are changing the workplace now and will continue to shape it in the future.

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Green buildings
More than energy saving


Our increasing demands and finite resources call for a more considered, sustainable and responsible approach to how we do business as urban growth continues. Find out more about the circular economy approach and the real “meaning of greening” in today’s office.

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Optimizing the office


Discover how the seamless technology of a “smart building” supports flexible, wireless working, optimizes employee comfort and productivity and offers energy efficiency and control to owners and tenants.

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Health and wellbeing Good for business


With generations X, Y and Z now co-workers, each with their own different working styles and needs, we look at how workplace comfort can keep people healthy, happy, motivated and


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Engagement and experience
Flexibility is king


The digital revolution has changed the way we work, bringing with it infinitely more flexibility, choice and opportunity over how, where and when we work. Is your office ready for the change?

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