World's Coolest Offices: Best Use of Nature

alessandro pierandrei
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Second Runner Up: Thinkgarden in Milan

Thinkgarden, a "creative business lounge" and meeting space in Milan, Italy, is based on the idea that nature promotes creativity. And that there's just too much stress in meetings already. So at the center of their building is an area where hammocks hang down, just a few feet from where more studious employees sit at their desks. A circle of boulders near the hammocks allows workers a change, too, if they tire of their cramped chairs. (Continued)