For the past few years, workplace setup has shifted from the traditional one-to-one, desk-based design to an open-plan, more modern and flexible kind of office environment. For many people, this is a positive move as it gives them more freedom to work and it encourages a more collaborative and creative atmosphere. In turn, these people become more productive and contribute better business or creative ideas to their company.
In the Philippines, while not all companies have embraced this kind of work setting, many people, especially freelancers, practice it. Instead of staying home all day to finish their projects, some of them find a coworking space with a reliable high-speed Internet, refillable coffee, and refreshing environment. Who knows, maybe across from their table is their next business partner or client. Wouldn’t that be awesome?
If you are new in town and are looking for a coworking space for your personal business or your small team, you may choose from the list below. Maybe you will find the perfect spot that best suits your taste and work style.
STKD Zeppelin is a fun and hip coworking space and events place in the buzzing area of Kapitolyo, Pasig. It is designed like an airship decorated with paintings, colorful furniture, and one of a kind art pieces. The place is spacious (300 square meters wide) so you will still have a feeling of privacy even though you are sharing a table with a stranger.
With locations in Makati, Taguig (Bonifacio Global City) and Cebu, ASPACE is the leading coworking space in the country. More space means more opportunity for collaboration and interaction among innovative and creative professionals.
110 Legazpi Street, Makati City, 1229 Metro Manila
Down south in Alabang is another shared working spot called SocialSpace Coworking. It is carefully designed with mural pop art, attracting young professionals and entrepreneurs from different fields and industries. Many customers praise their coffee, but it is really the people of SocialSpace that keep clients coming back.
Ground Floor CTP Alpha Tower Investment Drive, Madrigal Business Park Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa City
Clock In BGC
Clock In BGC is perfect for startups, self-employed, and small businesses for it gives them the opportunity to work right at the center of the business district of Bonifacio Global City. It is open on weekdays from 7am-7pm, with special access on weekends for Clock In members only. Aside from the free coffee and tea perks, they also offer free printing for the first ten pages of your documents, free local calls, and free courier service within the BGC area.
Clock In BGC
C2 Bonifacio High Street Central, 7th Ave., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Contact: (0917) 836-1387 / (632) 816-6627
This co working space offers more than just the facilities, but also reference materials to its members. Geared towards interior designers and architects, it is a great venue to share and collaborate ideas with peers who share the same passion and craft. The interiors also say a lot about the place. It is sophisticated, warm and truly inviting.
Mezzanine AL Building
#1 Campanilla corner E. Rodriguez, Brgy. Mariana, New Manila, Quezon City
O2 Space is your personal workstation in Makati. It offers different office sizes that best suit you or your team. It is known for its huge windows that make working conducive and refreshing so you can focus more on the things you need to succeed in your business.
Open to freelancers and startups, Acceler8 Coworking takes care of your needs while you plan your next project. With two branches in Makati (Salcedo Village and Paseo de Roxas), it has all the facilities like meeting rooms, private phone booths, audio-visual equipment to get you ready for your next pitch.
7F Finman Building, 131 Tordesillas St., Salcedo Village, Makati City
Racket Room Collective
The north is not to be left behind when it comes to creativity and collaboration. Racket Room Collective is a community of freelancers, startups, and developers with awesome ideas brewing for the whole world to see. Located in Quezon City, it provides you conducive and fun shared offices to get your next big project going.
Racket Room Collective
Unit 3G, The Symphony Towers, Sgt. Esguerra Ave, South Triangle, Quezon City
Contact: 385 5735