The Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad headlined “Everyone out, don’t come to the office anymore”. The officials of the Rotterdam borough of Overschie are testing whether they can do without a building.
It may seem like an extreme test, but it is not so bad as an exercise to break free from ingrained ways of thinking about how office work should be done. How much building and what type of building is really needed? The growth of vacant real estate seems to be taking on a new dimension. Download the Dutch article from NRC 11 July 2013.