Last day in Copenhagen and (almost) the last blog post about our tour around the city. On the morning of August 3rd, we started the day visiting a coworking space that started in Copenhagen 10 years ago. Its name is Republikken.
To me, Republikken is a coworking space that combines everything a coworker needs to settle in:
– Perfect location: in the heart of Vesterbro, they are a few minutes away from the Copenhagen Central station as well as a few minutes away from the center of the city.
– Space, a lot of space. With more than 2.500 sqm in 4 floors, Republikken year after year expanded inside their building.
– A nice café where you can chill, work, meet friends or business contacts, eat good food. It’s for you to decide!
– A place to build things, using their Maker lab where you can use 3D printers, Laser cut machine and other nifty tools.
– And of course, a quiet place to work away from the busy cafe.
Indeed, the coworking area is quite big and seemed to me like a Labyrinth where you can easily lose yourself 🙂 Luckily for us, we had the perfect guide, aka Evelina, who guided us through the place. I loved the building. Every floor we went to was different and every room had its own charm, from high-ceiling to mezzanine, from windows to doors.
But I guess the strongest and most interesting part of Republikken is its community. Indeed, existing for 10 years now gives them the privilege to have a strong and very diverse community of creatives and entrepreneurs who came here to start ideas.
Coming to Republikken, you know you will not be on your own. The physical space transforms into a platform where you can network and start building things with like-minded people.
To work from Republikkent you will need to apply. Indeed, There is a screening in place. To get in, you need to work in the creative sector. Evelina told us how important it is for them to have a community that talks to each other and supports each other. To do so, the screening is essential as you make sure people you get in are a good fit to the rest of the community. I found it very inspiring to find coworking spaces who really works on creating magic inside their community by curating their community right from the entrance.
With Republikken, I got the perfect example of how a coworking space uses its facility to connect members together. Looking at it with outsider eyes, Evelina and her team are doing an amazing job of connecting dots between people. Everyone seems to know each other and saying hi to each other and stopping to have a little chat. It felt good.
In 10 years, Republikken has accumulated a lot of expertise and have been an active space in the growth and change of what coworking stands for today. To all the coworking travelers reading this article, I highly recommend you to visit them if you are in town! And if you do so, say hi to Evelina for me ok? And please, try to compete with our selfie 🙂 (try hard!)
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