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Outdoor Office Day

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Reconnecting with nature
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NEW EUROPEAN BAUHAUS AWARDS: existing completed examples
Project title
Outdoor Office Day
Full project title
The international platform connecting work, wellbeing and urban nature

Do you also prefer to take your work outdoors? Are you meeting your colleagues in a city park close to home? Do you have phone conversations whilst walking outside? Do you find yourself grabbing a table and chairs from your home or office, placing them on a balcony, on the pavement or garden in order to read or write? Work, well-being and urban nature are indivisibly linked.

Celebrate on 16th of June 2022 the necessity to work more healthily by taking your office outdoors: #outdoorofficeday

What was the geographical scope of your project?
Does your project address mainly urban or rural issues?
Mainly urban
Does your project refer to a physical transformation of the built environment or other types of transformations?
It refers to other types of transformations ('soft investment')
Has your project benefited from EU programmes or funds?
Has your project won an EU prize?
Your project is fully completed?
When was your project implemented?
How did you hear about the New European Bauhaus Prizes ?
Social media
On whose behalf are you submitting the application?
As an individual
Please provide a summary of your project

Each year we invite individuals and institutuin to take their work outdoors. In 2019 we organised an  physical event in the city of Utrecht. In 2020 and 2021 - with no physical events possible due to the pandemic - we have shifted to an online platform. While the mane focus is reconnection with nature while working, the Outdoor Office Day is also about wellbeing, placemaking, making connenctions and urban green. 

Outdoor Office Day is an open invitation. For everyone. It doesn't matter whether you work fulltime from home or are gradually returning to the office. Being self-employed or a manager at a corporate. Join us and participate in 4th edition of the international #OutdoorOfficeDay and prove that you care about your own well-being and that of your colleagues. It is our life centered perspective when we talk about the future of work. 


Please indicate the main themes of your project with 5 key words
future of work
urban green
Please give information about the key objectives of your project in terms of sustainability (including circularity) and how these have been met.
Please highlight how the project can be exemplary in this context

We are focusing on sustainable behaviour and a sustainable environment. In 2020, 56.2 percent of the world population was urban. The number of people living in cities is growing. What can we do now in order to stimulate a sustainable, healthy behaviour in the future. Heathy habits imply a reconnection with nature. The last years - expecially during the pandemic - more and more studis are highlighting the posivive effects of nature - vitamine N - on our physical and mental wellbeing. work outdoors is our response.

Please give information about the key objectives of your project in terms of aesthetics and quality of experience beyond functionality and how these have been met.
Please highlight how the project can be exemplary in this context

Nature is the most aesthetic thing on earth. This is why we invest in biophicic design in out homes and offices. So why to immers into nature while working? technically, the Outdoor Office Day can be held in the near-by city park, on the green roof of your office, on a high street green parklet. In Lahti, the european green capital 2021, there were desks handing on trees. Or we can go guur sustainable design: see the exmple of Nola from Sweden. 

The Outdoor Office Day inspires and showcased the best practices and exmples.


Please give information about the key objectives of your project in terms of inclusion (equal opportunities, public participation, citizen engagement, co-design, universal design, accessibility, affordability, etc.) and how these have been met.
Please highlight how the project can be exemplary in this context

Outdoor Office Day is for every one. As an ebent is a moment to meet colleagues in a low key natural environment. As a platform, we are open for everyoen wanting to participate: self employed of big company, a neighbourhoor or a municipality. Everyone is welcome. 

Please explain how these three dimensions have been combined in your project.
Please highlight how this approach can be exemplary

When we present the Outdoor Office Day people think to taking work outdoors. Literally. But in order to do that, we need a green infrastructure and better cities. We also need a work environment open to trust and enable this 'new work behaviour'. We need to help people stepping out thier comfort zone. And we need cities or companies to take initiative and make places beter. 

Please give information on the results/impacts achieved by your project in relation to the category you apply for

The impact can be measures by the growing number of participants each year, the growing number of online interactios via the socials, websites or emails. There are so many people asking for advice or best examples. We want to continue to provide them. 

Please explain how citizens and civil society were involved in the in the design and/or implementation of the project.
Please also explain the benefits that derived from their involvement.

Everyone can participate: self employed or employees, big or small companies, neighbourhoods or municipalities. It can be done bottom-up wiht almost no financial resources. It can be invested and become a bigger event. Outdoor Office Day is for everyone. 

Please explain what kind of global challenges the project addressed by providing local solutions

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Please highlight the innovative character of the project as compared to mainstream practices in the field of the project.

Also because of the pandemic people are rethinking their priorities when it comes to work. The Outdoor Office Day is hitting a sensitive note, and offers for some of us a solution. 

Please explain to the potential of transferring the projects’ results or learnings to other interested parties and contexts.
Please provide clear documentation, communication of methodology and principles in this context.


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