Created by Natalie Jeremijenko in collaboration with artists Shuster + Moseley, architects Tate Harmer and briefing architects Gensler, ‘TREExOFFICE’ is a prototype pop-up co-working space in Hoxton Square park in London.
It’s the first initiative realised by the Park Hack project, led by Groundwork London and Hackney Council, set up to test innovative models that sustain and enhance public open spaces. Built around a tree, the pop-up office is London’s newest and most unique office space that enables those who work here to both connect with and give back to nature. It is equipped with a power supply and WiFi and has the capability to also host small meetings or intimate events. Those who hire the space will be directly supporting the local environment, with income generated being reinvested into Hackney’s parks and green spaces.
The main structure of the office, devised with engineers Price & Myers, is made of compressed paper with see-through plastic and translucent polycarbonate making up the outer walls; blurring the boundary between office and nature. A transparent roof allows sunlight to pour into the space, while the exterior will reflect the local context, merging with the park throughout the seasons.