5 Out-Of-The-Box Co-working Spaces You Need to Visit
Rendering nine hours of work in office cubicles can be depressing, coffee shops are filled with distractions and will only leave you penniless, and you surely would rather curl up in bed than work in the comfort of your home. Nowadays, most people consider the environment of their work as one of their top priorities before saying yes to a job offer. That is why more and more companies are choosing to work in co-working spaces that are designed for productivity and effective collaboration. This made the shared workspace concept popular not only in other countries but also in the Philippines. In fact, there might be one near you! Here are co-working spaces in Manila you should definitely check out:
WeWork is an international co-working space provider which aims to help companies excel together through creating not only shared office spaces, but a community filled with growth and innovation. They provide private offices that cater teams of all sizes, a desk of your own, and hot desks in their common area. Their vast and beautifully-designed spaces are created specifically to let your productivity and creativity flow, but what sets them apart from other workspaces are their wellness rooms where you can pray, meditate or simply enjoy its serenity.
- Uptown Bonifacio Tower Three – 36th Street Corner & 11th Avenue, Manila
- Menarco Tower – 32nd St. Bonifacio Global City, Manila
- RCBC Plaza – RCBC Plaza Makati, Manila
- The Brilliance Center – 11th Avenue, corner 40th Street, Taguig, Metro Manila
- Milestone at 5th Avenue – 5th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila
The mission of this multi-awarded co-working space provider is to create hubs for smart and empowered teams. ASPACE claims to be the “accidental co-working pioneer” in the country with a goal to go against the conventional office environments that hold back people from becoming their awesome self! ASPACE promises to nurture you and help your ideas thrive with their laidback community vibe, amazing meeting rooms, cosy corners, and venues that caters to music and art which can be found in the busy streets of Makati and in Cebu.
- ASPACE Greenbelt, Makati
- ASPACE Poblacion, Makati
- _CAMP, Makati
- ASPACE Crossroads, Cebu City
Nestled in the middle of a luxe Rockwell community, Common Ground targets to redefine a co-working space through building a community of entrepreneurs focused on business success. It accommodates a diverse range of people from different industries and backgrounds set to collaborate, build partnerships, and business opportunities through networking events, including a member’s portal. Common Ground offers a variety of workspaces from hot desks to custom headquarters for an entire 100-person team.
- 8 Rockwell, Rockwell
- IBP Tower, Ortigas
- Arthaland Century Pacific Tower, Bonifacio Global City
Cerebro Labs provides a homey yet modern shared spaces for promising tech start-up companies in the Philippines, with a goal to guide them in developing their business. But what makes this co-working space unique are their Incubation and Acceleration programs. Tech start-ups will undergo a six-week intensive training and mentoring in the Incubation program then top start-ups graduate to the Acceleration program which is a six-month plan focused on culminating their businesses.
Location: 3rd Floor Universal Re Building 106 Paseo de Roxas Street Legaspi VIllage 1229 Makati.
Warehouse Eight boasts a laidback, flexible, and collaborative space where creative ideas happen through enjoining diverse individuals to come together and become a dynamic and ambition-driven team. Their mission is to build an environment that encourages growth not only in the community but also in each member’s journey to success. Warehouse Eight sees themselves not just a shared space, but a “home” where people can gather and create different experiences with each other.
Location: Warehouse 8-A, La Fuerza Plaza 2241 Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City.
- Words Syrah Vivien Inocencio