Rock Climbing Gym Doubles As Coworking Space [Pics]

Rock Climbing Gym Doubles As Coworking Space [Pics]

The Brooklyn Boulders Somerville is a redefined space of creativity and productivity.

Serena Chu
  • 10 january 2014

Blurring the lines between work life and play, Brooklyn Boulders Somerville is a place where active individuals can find the time to workout and work hard. Located in Somerville, Massachusettes, this monstrous rock-climbing facility doubles as a collaborative working space. The unique establishment spans across 40,000 square feet, and has designated areas for lounging, hanging out, business and quiet time.


Many people walk through the doors with a bee-line for the towering rock wall. But the stylish workspace, located on top of the wall, has also become a major incentive for visiting guests. Standing desks with built-in pull-up bars and seated desks with balance ball chairs are all accents that make this contemporary business zone attractive.


Being the first of its kind to invite young entrepreneurs and anyone looking for a good sweat, this open office space is establishing itself as the epicenter of productivity and creativity.¬†“Climbing inherently attracts venture capitalists, artists, programmers,” says Jesse Levin, the facility’s “Senior Cultural Chameleon.” “It’s a very cerebral sport, and they mix naturally. We’re giving them a space where they can embody and live this lifestyle.” And for those individuals who want a change in pace, a wide range of fitness classes, such as yoga and crossfit, are all being offered.


Having already hosted corporate meetings of companies such as Uber and Puma, the space will be welcoming one of the 2014 TEDx events. Not only does this place curate a more invigorating atmosphere, but it also serves as an example of how people are choosing to detach themselves from stuffy cubicles in seek of more communal settings.

Brooklyn Boulders Somerville

Source, Image: Fast Coexist 




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