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The pop-up office in a tree coming to London this summer


Ever dreamed of working up a tree?

Now could be your chance, with an innovative new project coming to London this summer.

The environmental charity Groundwork has teamed up with Hackney Council to create a pop-up office based in the canopy of a tree.

The aptly-named "TREExOFFICE" installation will be created in Hoxton Square and is being offered to local businesses from this June. 

The "co-working space" comes with wi-fi and can hold up to eight people at a time.

It's being touted as "an outdoor alternative to conventional office working for businesses and community groups in Shoreditch". 

A similar project in New York

A similar project in New York

"Have you ever wished you could work outside?" reads a statement on groundwork.org.uk. "Somewhere green, where you can feel the sun on your face? This summer Shoreditch businesses and community groups will be able to do just that." 

The office is being created by artist and engineer Natalie Jeremijenko, in collaboration with artists Shuster + Moseley and architects Tate Harmer.

 Jeremijenko has previously crafted similar tree-based offices in New York's Socrates Sculpture Park (above) and Berlin (below). 


Berlin's pop-up office in a tree

The Hoxton Square TREExOFFICE will open during the 2 Degrees Festival from the 1-7 June, where Natalie will be the official artist in residence.

It will remain available to hire for office use, performances, talks and events until the end of the year and all income generated from booking fees will be invested back into Hoxton Square and the surrounding public open spaces.

Local community groups and residents will also be offered free use of the TREExOFFICE at weekends.  

For more information, visit Park Hack, the project helping to organise the initiative and breathe new life into the parks of Hackney. 


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