Métro-boulot, des bureaux dans le métro

Subway cars installed on the roof of a warehouse and transformed into workspaces in the East End of London. An original solution proposed by Village Underground and chosen by a handful of young and creative entrepreneurs.

Village Underground was born from the imagination of Auro Foxcroft, furniture designer, who was looking for a local professional but for whom the London prices were too high. For 200 $, Foxcroft is acquiring six old subway cars. He then installs them on the roof of an East End brick warehouse. Funded by the London Rebuilding Society, an agency to help rehabilitate London's urban fabric, the cost of the operation does not exceed 40 000 $.

Rented at an attractive rate, 150 £ per week, these offices offer places bright and generous. With their space spinning, their large glass area and chrome galore, the cars offer users a typology and a resolutely original aesthetic. They have larger air once freed from their seats, they allow open use plans in space encourages interaction between the occupants.

A user, James Grieve, 29 years, director of Nabokov Theatre Company, explains that these offices, if individuals, inspire, surprise and make you want people to come to meetings to see and visit places. Another occupant, Gregarious Garfield, manager of artists and singers, he emphasizes that the location offers views of the city that few offices could offer him.

Success is there and the idea of ​​Foxcroft makes its way. Village Underground plans to create the same kind of workspaces in Berlin, Lisbon and Toronto.

To know more, visit Village Underground.

Photo credits: Mc Tumshie

Source: CBCnews

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