WeWork – the platform for creators that provides space, community, and services to help people make a life, not just a living – announced today its official entry into Taiwan with a new location in the financial and business center, Taipei Xinyi District, at Exchange Square Two. WeWork’s collaborative space in Taiwan will offer innovative and customized collaborative solutions for member companies of all sizes and scales in Taipei, and a vibrant community across eight floors that inspire creativity.
With 466,000 members globally, WeWork brings its unique community culture, design, collaboration, and technology into Taiwan, and its expertise as a global community platform will enable local enterprises, freelancers, startups, and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to collaborate locally, regionally and globally.
WeWork taps into the innovative spirit of Taiwan
“Taiwan is known for its strong high-tech capability and information and communications technology (ICT) industries. Moreover, Taiwan is a dynamic market that cultivates endless creativity and a fertile ground for innovative technologies and startups,” said Christian Lee, Vice Chair of WeWork Asia. “We are delighted to announce Taiwan as our newest market. Leveraging our global experience and resources, we hope to support Taiwan’s industrial innovation by helping local talents innovate as well as international businesses expand in Taiwan.”
Since entering into Asia in 2016, WeWork has combined its insights into the uniqueness in each market and its “global company, local playbook” strategy to deliver localized solutions. While applying its global standard for spatial design, business model, recruitment and community event, WeWork will also consider local cultures in high priority when tailoring solutions for the Taiwan market.
WeWork creates a world where people work to make a life, not just a living
WeWork humanizes community with technology and provides a platform for companies of all sizes and industries to collaborate and innovate. This interactive community welcomes startups, freelancers, small and medium-sized enterprises, as well as Fortune 500 enterprises. WeWork offers “space-as-a-service” to members, who can choose to work at a private office, in a communal space, on the community floor, or any kind of collaborative space in between. Integrating WeWork’s signature elements of natural light and glass to promote a sense of transparency and connection within the community, the location will also feature elements through a mix of materials of arts and graphics with a unique touch of Taiwan.
WeWork 97 Songren Road tells the “Story of Time” and the people of Taiwan
The design of the space is inspired by the culture of Taiwan. The bright and clean space with detailing of the materials reflect the simple elegance and create a sense of timelessness. In addition to combining oak, white concrete, traditional concrete terrazzo and traditional Taiwanese patterned glass in the design, there are a number of traditional elements in the details of the interior design, such as the metal window frame, as well as black and white mural. Through the lens of the arts and graphics in the location, the design tells the “story of time” and the people of Taiwan, which feature ocean, forest, the nature of Taiwan and people’s lives.
To connect physical and digital platforms, WeWork extends its welcoming experiences with an app that is built exclusively for members to connect with each other within the WeWork’s global network and space. Recently, in response to the rapid growth of large enterprise members, WeWork has unveiled customized enterprise solutions to fulfill their unique demands for innovative space.
Founded in 2010 by Adam Neumann and Miguel McKelvey in New York, WeWork has 466,000 members around the world. Forty percent of its members are large enterprise companies with more than 500 employees, with one-third of the Fortune 500 companies on its membership list. WeWork aims to help members create a meaningful career and life and assist them in growing professionally and personally. WeWork has 485 locations globally in 105 cities and in 28 countries.
〔Original :Meet Startup @ TW〕