Let’s jump from meeting 2 to meeting 3. Few streets separates the two and it took us less than 10 min. walking distance to discover the B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L Interchange.
There we met Vanessa, the Managing Director. She is very knowledgeable about coworking as, before Interchange, she was in charge of opening the Factory here in Berlin. It was a great opportunity for us to sit down with her that day and hear her story.
I say “sit” because we did not really “sit”. Vanessa took us around the latest addition to the Interchange brand, the one called Atrium.
And the first word that comes to my mind to describe it, is AMAZING. Amazing for many reasons:
- Interchange Atrium is located, literally IN the heart of Camden Market. With 84,000 sq ft and more than 600 desks, the Interchange community can enjoy a lot of open space and freedom for the eyes. Every part of it communicates easily to one another and you can access the offices and halls by just walking up and down the inside terrace. It was designed by Barr Gazetas Architects, who definitely did an outstanding job of creating a great work environment.
- Aside from its (amazing) location, Interchange has also an amazing interior design by Tom Dixon. Every part of it is absolutely beautiful. I got quite excited to walk around as each area has its own charm and character.
- Last, I found Interchange quite interesting because it is really way more than just a coworking space. It gathers a community of creatives, startups and corporates and connects them into one of the most inspiring environments I have seen in London. It also connects its community way closer to cultural and social activities thanks to its location. Interchange offers its members retail links with Camden Markets. They have a unique opportunity to establish their retail area right in the middle of Camden market. Its great to see how they kept a strong connection to the roots of the area and extend it as opportunity for the people who work out from Atrium.
The weather on that day was extremely nice, so we ended up on one of the outdoor terraces to chat with Vanessa about COWORKIES. As she is quite knowledgeable and experienced, we were able to dive deep into the many interesting aspects and opportunities the coworking model brings to society.
She gave us A LOT of ideas and questions to think about and we are truly appreciative for that! We got so deep into conversation that we did not see the time ticking away. We left with our brains full of new ideas.
Before running to our last meeting for the day, we did our usual Selfie in the Atrium with a nice with on the back, see it by yourself!
@Vanessa, it was great to meet you 🙂
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