From Tokyo to São Paulo, innovative community spaces are democratizing access to resources while providing people with the chance for connection and collaboration

The way people live, work and move about their days is becoming increasingly fluid, and the need for accessible community spaces more pronounced. Resources like shared amenities make people feel more at home in public spaces, and these brands are working to invite as many people as possible. From shared kitchens to coworking offices, these creative commons are designed to build community and encourage collaboration:

LaundryCares Foundation
In order to make washing more than just a chore, the LaundryCares Foundation launched Family Read & Play Spaces inside laundromats in New York City and Chicago. The initiative provides access to educational resources, plus creative and play materials for children who come with their parents to the laundromat.

Suiba
Visitors can wine and dine in the Tokyo-based shared kitchen concept space Suiba. Designed by Schemata Architects, the space can be rented and used for dining and hosting industry events. And instead of ordering in from restaurants, guests have the opportunity to cook for each other.

Teia Taipas
Most coworking spaces look like typical offices, but São Paul's free Teia Taipas offers training courses and qualifications to local entrepreneurs inside a library. The space, located in the Érico Veríssimo Public Library, encourages entrepreneurship and drives resources for networking.

3den
New York's Hudson Yards mall is home to a third space concept 3den on the fourth floor. This shared amenity space invites visitors in to utilize the yoga and meditation room, standing work tables and showers. To enter the space, users scan a QR code with the iPad at the front. Then, guests have free access to coffee, soundproof phone booths and nap pods.


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The way people live, work and move about their days is becoming increasingly fluid, and the need for accessible community spaces more pronounced. Resources like shared amenities make people feel more at home in public spaces, and these brands are working to invite as many people as possible. From shared kitchens to coworking offices, these creative commons are designed to build community and encourage collaboration:

LaundryCares Foundation In order to make washing more than just a chore, the LaundryCares Foundation launched Family Read & Play Spaces inside laundromats in New York City and Chicago. The initiative provides access to educational resources, plus creative and play materials for children who come with their parents to the laundromat.