One of the most appealing aspects of urban living is convenience. But often this ease and convenience is hard to find in residential buildings. It’s great to live in an exciting neighbourhood with access to daily necessities, but what if those necessities were integrated into where you live?
At Rize, we have been focusing on programming and thoughtful design for shared spaces for residents. From curating thoughtful retail strategies to shared courtyards and coworking stations that can be spaces for meaningful interaction.
Building on the concepts introduced in our previous thinking piece, The Vertical Village, we want to dive deeper into shared amenity spaces for residents and the future of commercial retail at Rize.
Breaking bread can mean so much more
A shared amenity space has the potential to be a centre for social activation for residents. With the right programming from a management arm, these spaces can become more festive and bring people together. In The Vertical Village, we explored the world of Finland’s Fika and other mid-day food break concepts from Spain to the Philippines. But social programming can only work if developers commit to the idea of shared amenities as an integral part of developments.