Most problems that the rehousing committee has to deal with are not known to most members of Intermate. This post is made to give insight into these problems. For this particular item we take you back to late 2016/early 2017, during this time we were focusing our efforts mainly on the board rooms.
The first iteration of the board rooms that Dienst Huisvesting presented us was not ideal. The board room is on a different floor than the borrelruimte, so you had to walk some stairs to ask the board a question. This wasn’t the biggest problem concerning the rooms. The idea for the Atlas building was that all working areas are set up for flexworking. That means that all areas are open and accessible for everyone, so you can work anywhere anyplace (on the university) and anytime. The problem with this concept is that you can’t leave your stuff on the desk when you leave, since someone else needs that working place during the time that you are away. The board room was not ment as a flex spaces, but had some similar characteristics. The room had an open character, meaning that there were no walls around the “room” and no items could be placed in it.
There were many discussions on how we should work with this scenario, whilst the board tried to make walls possible. By bundeling their powers with that of Industria and Lucid and after many meetings with many people we accomplished something that Trump would be jealous about:
We built that wall.
Well actually the architects are going to build it, but the current plans are that the board rooms walls around them. We will have a glass wall towards the stairs, so we can show some identity to the people walking by. There will also be some tv screens where we can show posters to promote activities, so people can be up to date.