Beautiful Examples of Activity-Based Coworking Spaces Across the Globe

by Kaitlan Whitteberry on May 3, 2019

The workplace you choose each day has a huge impact on your productivity and job satisfaction. If your career is like most, no two days are exactly the same. Your responsibilities vary, and so do your workspace needs. Activity-based working allows you to adjust your environment to best serve your needs for that day. While it’s becoming more common, it can be a challenge to find a workspace that makes ABW a priority. These stunning coworking locations across the globe have mastered the art of creating beautiful, yet functional workspaces.

Selina | Medellin, Colombia 

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photo source: Selina Cowork

“Selina Medellin is one of my favorite spaces I’ve worked at in over two years of travel. The staff is welcoming and the space is beautiful and almost draws you in. They’ve thought of everything you could ever want in a coworking space from meeting rooms, call booths, and even nap rooms – they’re missing nothing!” – Laura Osmun, Aya Healthcare

Selina is more than a coworking space, they provide what they call a “complete ecosystem”, from workspaces to lodging to entertainment. Their Medellin workspace has been thoughtfully designed to incorporate the lively Colombian culture along with varying degrees of privacy for their members. They offer multiple private call booths, semi-private cubbies, an open-concept main floor and even a few hammocks for those really relaxing days at the office. With locations all over Central and South America, and plans to expand into parts of Europe, there might be a Selina wherever you plan to be. Selina offers a variety of fun perks depending on the location, and at their Medellin office you’ll find:

  • outdoor yoga deck
  • movie theatre
  • daily, weekly and monthly passes
  • they’re pooch friendly! 

Work & Co. | Cape Town, South Africa


photo source: Work & Co. 

With sweeping views of Cape Town, Work & Co. “is on a mission to inspire and connect people who want to develop their business and express themselves through their work”.  Their space is equipped with workplace technology that meets the needs of their professional clientele. From private meeting rooms to communal hangouts, every type of workday is supported through their space…even on wheels! Work & Co. has launched, Nova, a self-sufficient and completely connected mobile office pod, designed to enable members to take their work wherever they want to go that day. In addition to Nova, you’ll find these benefits as well:

  • telephone booths
  • fingerprint access
  • Apple tv
  • soundproof walls

The Cove | Brisbane, Australia

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photo source: The Cove 

Crafted from an old warehouse, The Cove, was designed to foster creativity and collaboration, and includes two levels consisting of open desks and more private office spaces. Located in the rapidly developing city of Brisbane, The Cove, offers remote workers the perfect work oasis from the bustling city. With activity-based working in mind, their space “lends itself to the relaxed yet refined coastal design, featuring Nordic timbers, copper finishes and an oceanic colour palate” which creates the perfect environment for getting things done. Featuring shared offices plus private suites, The Cove also offers a few unique features including:

  • exclusive use of Cove car-share
  • showers (towel service)
  • underground carpark
  • lockable storage

The Collective | Montreal, Canada


photo source: The Collective 

Located in Montreal, Crew Collective is a coworking space and coffee shop nestled in a breathtaking building that was once the Royal Bank of Canada built in 1928. The space itself “is a historic, protected building in the heart of old Montreal” and The Crew Collective occupies the first floor. The building takes advantage of every nook and cranny and offers everything a remote worker needs for creative thinking and optimal performance. Whether you need a soundproof private meeting room, a semi-private bunk, or prefer the hustle and bustle of the coffee shop, there’s a space for every type of worker. They also offer a few interesting member perks including:

  • daily, weekly and monthly memberships
  • comfy VIP lounge areas
  • 24/7 building access

Uncommon | London, U.K.


photo source: Uncommon

Uncommon embodies activity-based working like no other coworking space in the U.K. With multiple locations sprinkled across the London area and a few on the way, they’re serving the needs of CEOs and startups alike. Uncommon calls themselves “an environment where every detail is designed to inspire and energise…with creativity and character.” The London space has been thoughtfully designed to incorporate biophilia, proper ergonomics and sound. They have mastered the art of shaping a space for maximum productivity. They also offer a few unexpected additions like:

  • bike storage
  • standing desks
  • happy hour & tea time
  • member workshops 


Kaitlan Whitteberry

Kaitlan Whitteberry is a Magna Cum Laude graduate from the University of Missouri's journalism program, and currently focuses on iOFFICE press releases, software updates and related news.

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