Freezone, Pantry, Phone Booth and Focus Room – Same and different?
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Freezone, Pantry, Phone Booth and Focus Room – Same and different?

Modern office spaces are increasingly designed to be more flexible and diverse. Areas such as freezone, pantry, phone booth and focus room have become important factors in creating a dynamic, creative and productive working environment. Although each of these has its own functions and characteristics, they all have notable similarities and differences. Join APES to learn about them, thereby better understanding the role of each space in the modern office.
All of the above areas are intended to provide private and flexible space for employees in the office. They are designed to meet different employee needs such as rest, communication, concentration and solitary work. These areas are often fully equipped with amenities such as comfortable seats, desks, wifi, power charging sources, etc. to help increase work efficiency.

Besides, each space still has its own characteristics and functions.
Freezone: It is an open area with no separation, often equipped with comfortable tables and chairs, enhancing the bond between employees. The space encourages group work and discussion of ideas. Not only that, freezone is also a place to organize internal activities such as birthdays and major holidays and anniversaries.
Pantry: Where employees rest, eat and socialize. In addition to the function of storing food, the pantry is also a place for employees to relax after stressful working hours.
Phone Booth: These are separate booths, well soundproofed for employees to receive calls without worrying about affecting people around them. The design of phone booths is often compact, minimalist, focusing on soundproofing and privacy functions. This place provides an absolutely quiet space, suitable for important calls or quick exchanges.
Focus room: These rooms are placed in separate locations from the rest of the space, so that employees have enough quiet and avoid distractions. With the same amenities as the freezone, this area supports and enhances productivity and creativity when working alone or requiring high concentration.
Overall, in reality, the above areas have many differences in function and design, but all of them provide flexibility, comfort and diversity of office space, allowing employees to choose one for each need and task. The most important thing is, the design team needs to listen and understand the customer’s needs and working culture to come up with a suitable plan that fully meets the functionality.