As the need to own your own work routine grows, so does the number of co-working spaces readily available. Equipped with play rooms, cool hangout spots, delicious bites and a never-ending stream of ambitious and entrepreneurial spirits, it doesn’t take much to understand why more and more people are relieving themselves of the traditional cubicle workspace and migrating to the creative co-working space. And with the recent additions of JustCo – Southeast Asia’s largest premium co-working space provider – and Great Room – a community of leading entrepreneurs and “grown-up” start-ups – to Bangkok’s exponentially growing list co-working havens, we thought it a wise idea to update you on where to go when you’re in search of a creative spot to get the job done.
Conveniently located within the Sathorn CBD, this co-working space, partnered with Sansiri, is set to make waves in the business heart of Bangkok with the opening of its inaugural centre this month.
This co- working space aims to foster a community for the like-minded through various events and collaborations, targeted to connect businesses of all shapes and sizes.
Spanning across two floors with a total of 34,000 square feet, the space design encompasses the use of industrial furnishing and raw materials, communal tables and swing chairs, together with splashes of vivid colour tones amidst various cosy corners.
Additional highlights of the space include an in-house café for a morning or late afternoon pick-me-up, a foosball and golf corner for members to declutter and relieve stress, quiet pods designed for personal space, as well as hot-desking areas, meeting studios, event spaces and more.
AIA Sathorn Tower. For more information, please visit www.justcoglobal.com.
The Great Room
This is definitely where the grown-ups work. Newly opened, The Great Room is sophisticated, laden with natural light and the most sumptuous views of Bangkok’s vibrant cityscape, designed in collaboration with global design studio Michael Fiebrich Design.
There is space for private focused work, corporate occasions in intimatesettings and a variety of meeting rooms and communal nooks. The distinct marble floor, made up of eight different types of stones, creates varying intensities, set against curved timber walls, dark timber desks, fresh celadon hues and ambient lighting to reach and more than satisfactory aesthetic.
Gaysorn Tower. For more information, please visit www.thegreatroomoffices.com.
The Urban Office
Set in an open, airy and green atmosphere in the heart of Phrom Phong, this co-working space aims to not be just another office, but a lifestyle orientated workplace, mindfully and ergonomically designed and furnished to create a comfortable and welcoming environment where businesses can flourish. Built from the ground up for speed, it is the epitome of the modern day business.
Members have high-speed access to the internet or locally hosted servers over gigabit wired or wireless connections paving the way for an enterprise-grade network infrastructure designed for modern communication. Infusing lush greenery to grow work productivity in a mindful environment than induces creativity, the space blends urban living, a hip lifestyle and work professionalism.
Metropolis, 725 Sukhumvit Road. For more information, please visit www.theurbanoffice.com.
Some may just consider this to be a gallery, but there are also office spaces and meeting rooms available to harness your creativity. What better way to enjoy a work break than by perusing beautiful works of art? As a former warehouse converted into a multi-functioned space, the establishment serves as a platform for creative-minded people and has been especially well received by fashion designers, artists and food conoisseurs.
There is a lovely coffee shop in the back where you can rest, relax and enjoy the view of the canal and a restaurant serving breakfast, quick lunches and all day dining with Thai and a variety of international flavours. Right next to Jim Thompson House and the pier as well as BACC Gallery, the location is readily accessible.
20/2 Soi Kasemsan 1 on Rama 1 Road. For more information, please visit www.yelohouse.com.
Most Bangkokians will have heard of the Hive Thonglor, most certainly because of how successful the co-working space has been. The trendy space occupies five floors of a modern San Francisco warehouse-esque building right above the Coffee Club and has a fun and lively rooftop seating area with an amazing spa on the first floor. One of the best perks of this place is the free fresh coffee. Needless to say, we wonder how much work actually gets done in this building! Users can get a hot desk which will change every visit, a dedicated desk or a private office. The Hive is part of an extensive network of locations; members can also visit the Hive Prakhanong in Thailand, as well as a number of Hive locations in Singapore and Hong Kong.
Piman 49, Sukhumvit 49. For more information, please visit www.thehive.co.th/.
Here is a co-working space designed specifically for the interior designers and architects of the city. Complete with design references and materials, good coffee and nice music to keep you inspired and happy throughout the day on personal projects or meeting for collaborations, the business centre and designer’s hub offers offers a friendly and peaceful workspace environment. Just a seven-minute walk away from BTS Chong Nonsi, this space lies at the centre of the beating heart of Bangkok’s business district.
What’s great about Paperwork BKK is that with its virtual office capability, the team can give your business a Bangkok presence by taking care of all mail, calls and faxes, eroding many of the overhead costs of your business and saving you time.
Building Sathorn 9. For more information, please visit www.paperworkbkk.com/
Wolf Co-Working Space
If you ever envisioned a wolf working, you’d probably think that they would be the animals most likely to get the work done, what with their ruthlessness and determination. When wolves see something they want, nine times out of ten, they get it! Perhaps you’ll end up working like a wolf if you head to this co-working space. Located in the heart of the Sathorn area, Bangkok’s prime spot for business, WOLF is a co-working space that believes in finding the seeds of its users and making them grow.
Work flow and productivity fall at the core of its operation, enhanced by the establishment’s free flow design and its extensive use of natural lighting. With workstations, private offices and lofty working areas filled with plenty of room to let the mind breathe, there’s no end to what one could accomplish here!
32/6 Surasak Rd. For more information, please visit www.wolfcoworking.com/.