Designing a Healthier Office

It’s become clear that there are numerous ways to create a healthier office. Now, Medibank, Australia’s largest private health insurer has built what might be the world’s healthiest office building. Designed on the principles of a health-based working environment, filled with plants, where employees are encouraged to move continually through the day, the building offers 26 different work settings to suit the changing needs of its users. The approach is paying dividends too. Absenteeism is down and productivity is up. The healthy office, a smarter way to work?

*Image by Earl Carter, Peter Bennetts

Dameun Kim

Dameun Kim is an urban planner. She aims to connect different aspects of city planning through her interdisciplinary experience in planning and engineering. Her interests in adaptation strategies to climate change and physical planning led her to Vancouver, after her prolonged expedition in three continents.

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