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The New Normal: SMDC Introduces Co-working Spaces To Condo Living
Published By: One MEGA | September 7, 2021
Reinventing the new reality of remote work, SMDC’s ICE Tower Residential-Offices creates a home where productivity thrives.
The abrupt closure of many offices, workplaces, and even our favorite coffee shops has ushered in remote work as the new normal. This significant shift is foreseen in the future of the workforce and enables new freedom to work with flexibility. But being cooped up in our own houses where clocking out seems mentally harder to do is negatively impacting the productivity and creativity of many employees. With the longing for a conducive place to work outside of the traditional office set-up, SM Development Corp. (SMDC) expands its footprints in the city by introducing the popularity of collaborative workspaces or “co-working spaces” to their latest condo project.
SMDC’s ICE Tower Residential-Offices officially makes co-working spaces a fundamental part of the 21st-century work scene. Made for the modern entrepreneur in mind, the 17-story building will house luxurious business, fitness, and social hubs that will provide their residents with access to desks, office supplies, and meeting spaces together with wellness amenities such as gyms and roof decks. The entire development sits on a 3,859 sq.m. property, with 844 units with two-bedroom, one-bedroom, and studio layouts.
The Benefits of Residential-Offices
1. Mental Separation
This arrangement offers a “mental separation” from home and work life. If you need to print out materials head to the building’s business hub that’s fully equipped with essential office machines. For lunch break, just take the elevator up to your unit for some homemade food, and for those days that offer a light workload, take a dip at the swimming pool that also features meditative gardens and an eagle’s eye view of Manila Bay.
2. Save where you can
For a city with a growing number of e-commerce and small businesses during the pandemic, entrepreneurs can also cost-save by having the same business and residential address. Alongside, their pay-for-demand system of their for board rooms and office accessories. These collaborative spaces also seeking to help people network and make connections in a more casual set-up similar to the comfort and productivity one gets from meeting at a coffee house.
3. Work on your own time
And for those whose creative juices flow at dusk or work with international companies, their business hubs are open for 24 hours where fiber optic internet connection is provided. Their 100% backup power system also ensures work will always be business as usual.
With their new project, blurring the line of work, play, and living doesn’t have to be bad.