We’ve come a long way from working in cubicles and remaining immobile during office hours. We have become active and dynamic now more than ever. Companies are paying a lot more attention to the office environment to motivate their employees to give 110% effort and performance. Most people have also started renting coworking spaces for a more transparent atmosphere, which has increasingly improved their attitudes towards their job. A well-designed office or a coworking space can invigorate people to think outside the box, become more creative, and overall reduce their everyday stress. Here are some of the best work environments you’ll find in Armenia:
Established by 256 Foundation for IT specialists, 256 HUB is a coworking space that has a wide variety of offers starting from its vibrant environment. Each room is color coordinated: it has a red room, blue room, orange room and 2 green rooms, all projecting their vivid colors on the people’s mood. 256 HUB does more than just offering collaborative workspaces; they hold professional and social events, educational programs, offer conference rooms, meeting rooms, silent zones and many more. Here, you get 24/7 access to the office and the environment is inclusive.
Located at the Yerevan State University campus, ISTC Coworking Space provides everything necessary to stimulate people’s excitement and energy while working. Here, the facilities are many. There are working areas and resting areas, you get access to meeting rooms, conference halls, receive cleaning and security services and are provided with computer accessories. ISTC and its partners regularly organize events that expose people to new communities, constantly making new connections and networking with everyone. The coworking space also has a balcony with a picturesque of Mt. Ararat.
Launched in 2015, Coworking Armenia is home to 8 startups, 2 companies and countless freelancers. Equipped with all necessities like desks, printers, meeting rooms, brainstorming rooms, kitchen, cafeteria and more, the area is comfortably furnished and offers people there the right balance of transparency and privacy. The key advantage of renting at Coworking Armenia is that the workspaces are offered at a cheaper price. It brings together entrepreneurs and freelancers of different professional expertise to share a work environment where they can socialize, network, collaborate and learn from each other.
Not mentioning Impact Hub Yerevan would have been an act of betrayal. Established in 2016, the professional membership organization has provided workspaces for companies and organizations that make a direct impact on Armenia. Offering desks, a chill-out area, kitchen and more, Impact Hub Yerevan is furnished in white and red with glass walls separating the offices, creating a transparent work zone. The offices there regularly collaborate and hold thought-provoking events where attendees meet, network and learn from each other. As a determined community of entrepreneurs, investors, developers and freelancers, everyone at Impact Hub Yerevan aims to create and become a stronger workforce.
Seeing that many freelancers and entrepreneurs regularly frequent LOFT anticafe to work, they expanded and created new zones for them; a self-development and leisure multi-functional center. Startups, initiatives, companies and individuals have 24/7 access to all resources of LOFT and are given all the necessary equipment they need to get started. There’s the main working area, the meeting room, Skype booths and all the other areas LOFT already had like a spacious kitchen, ping pong tables, a library, personal lockers and many more. LOFT Self-development and leisure multi-functional Center is appropriate not only for professional events, but social events as well since the anticafe frequently holds them.
Bringing together vintage with contemporary, BŪRO is a coworking space that is a balanced combination of both styles. As an alternative to traditional cubicles, BŪRO prioritizes comfort and a relaxing, yet entertaining work atmosphere for everyone. Members here get access to equipment such as computers, sound and video recording devices, printers, scanners, are provided with personal lockers, can use the library, Skype rooms, and can drink unlimited Armenian coffee. Here, corporate parties and team building events are held regularly. Other events that are organized at BŪRO are business conferences, seminars, lectures and exhibitions, all contributing to the members’ business development.
The first anticafe to be established in Armenia, AEON has multiple packages including for people who want to use the area as a coworking space due to its resources and environment. Covered with bright yellow walls, it’s always sunny in AEON. Here, the packages are cheaper and unlike most places, it has free parking spaces on the premise. People at AEON can use their video recording equipment, scanners, Xerox machines and computers if they forgot to bring theirs. If you’re tired from working and need to take a break, there are over 50 board games to keep you entertained. Many events are organized here that are related to anything and everything from blockchain to movie quizzes. You can get unlimited coffee and can choose from a wide variety of tea options at AEON.
Hero House is a newly founded co-working space and is already home to multiple startups such as SmartGateVC seed venture capital fund, Armenia Startup Academy pre-acceleration program, yLedger blockchain development consortium and more. The atmosphere at Hero House is cozy and enjoyable. Equipped with a printer, scanner and a ping pong table to keep the entrepreneurs entertained, members have access 24/7 to the facilities and resources. Hero House’s walls are decorated with DC superheroes to motivate members and the area has an outdoor terrace open for everyone to rest and enjoy their break.
Platform is a relatively unknown coworking space but is equally cool and fun as the others. Offering cheap packages, Platform Coworking Space provides members with a printer, scanner, photocopier, personal lockers, unlimited coffee and tea and access to the kitchen, library, lounge and a beautiful outdoor terrace. Here, the events organized aim to both teach and entertain people. Platform’s community is small, but very driven and enthusiastic. The collaborative workspace is just the place for motivated entrepreneurs and freelancer.