AKKA’s founder Stephanie Hughes’ article for the April issue of the Gulf Times is now out.
In this article, Stephanie explores the emerging architecture of co-working spaces, in the Gulf, and Qatar Specifically.
«Sustainable literally means able to be sustained, maintained at a constant level for a long-term future», Stephanie remarks. With AKKA’s extensive experience in designing co-working spaces worldwide and by studying the case of 7ayak Hub – one of the first co-working spaces in Qatar – Stephanie discusses how a “shared space is […] the pre-requisite of creating shared value.” In a conversation with 7ayak hub’s founder, Mohamed Farid, she discussed how “the architecture of a successful co-working space is indeed never the mere background of its users’ activities. Instead it is the active catalyst for the desired behaviours, interactions, and goals of its users.»
Read the full article here.
The Gulf Times is the most read newspaper in Qatar. Originally founded in 1978 in the capital of Qatar, Doha, it is one of four english language newspapers in the country.