The Covid-19 pandemic that hit us in 2020 brought with it several aftermaths. One of them has to do with the way people work: more and more employees, in fact, have discovered remote working (also known as agile work or smart working), and how it can become a benefit for the quality of life . Less time in traffic or public transport, more time to be with loved ones or to devote to other activities, less stress, greater productivity. At the same time, this type of performance execution is also well regarded by companies, as a happier worker means a more loyal worker.
But there is also a serious downside: many offices, especially those of large companies, have become too large, sometimes even unused. In fact, the workforce that goes to the office is no more than 100% as it was before the pandemic, but the percentage is much lower, precisely because part of the employees work from home. And so the new challenge arises: given that several buildings remain or are remaining half-empty, how can we make sense of them?
A good idea came from Unicredit, which in its Milan office in Piazza Gae Aulenti, inside the iconic tower B which has dominated the Milan skyline for some years now, has decided to “get rid” of part of its offices to give life to a new coworking space, called Spaces Gae Aulenti.
Coworking in the Unicredit Tower
Spaces Gae Aulenti is a coworking that has enormous appeal, thanks to its location. By choosing to rent a desk or an office here, freelancers or small entrepreneurs are able to make an excellent impression on their guests and clients, while taking advantage of the presence of the Stock Exchange, or the capillary network of means of transport, as little far from the office there are the tram, underground and Porta Garibaldi railway stations.
Among the services provided by Spaces Gae Aulenti are the super-fast wi-fi internet connection, a series of relaxation areas, and the organization of networking events, to enrich knowledge and transversal skills. Access to the areas is active from Monday to Friday from 8.00 to 19.00.
Spaces Gae Aulenti is managed by Spaces, an international company that has nearly 500 coworking spaces around the world. In Italy it has one in Rome (EUR/Laurentina) and three in Milan: at Porta Nuova, in via Turati 30 and precisely in piazza Gae Aulenti.
Having the headquarters inside Spaces Gae Aulenti is not exactly cheap. Naturally, the space is prestigious and at the same time fully equipped. Let’s say it can be a good investment for startups or companies looking for visibility.
There are 4 options for working: furnished offices, normal subscription coworking, even with a dedicated desk, meeting rooms and the virtual office.
For furnished offices, the cost is 765 euros per person per month, accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all including wi-fi and services.
The coworking subscription allows you to access the spaces during opening hours, and also – for a supplement – to have a dedicated desk with a personal locker. In this case, access is free 24/7.
The meeting rooms, on the other hand, can be booked on request from a wide range of types and sizes, are fully equipped and the price starts from 55 euros per hour.
Finally, the virtual office consists in establishing a presence for the business within Spaces Gae Aulenti, domiciliation of the registered office, mail management and secretarial services, and having on-demand access to coworking spaces. The cost of this solution is 109 euros per month.