Coworking basically means nothing more than “working together”. This form of work originally originated in Silicon Valley and describes a workplace that is flexible in terms of time and possibly also in terms of location, which is usually shared by several people. A special feature of coworking spaces are large and open spaces. Therefore, building types are particularly suitable for this, which have contiguous office rooms or are distributed over entire floors. Every now and then you also come across coworking areas in old buildings or factory halls.
In contrast to an office community, a business center or a temporary office, coworking spaces are geared towards social interaction. The first coworking spaces, also known as coworking offices, emerged in the early 2000s through startups in the United States and quickly spilled over to Europe. Coworking spaces are springing up, especially in large cities such as London, Paris, Frankfurt or Barcelona.