The presence of nature in the workplace is becoming increasingly important. Faced with an increasing lack of a relationship between people and nature in urban environments, a number of different elements including vertical gardens, garden terraces and fountains have begun to creep into some of the most important offices in the world as a result of an emerging architectural movement called biophilic design. It is a design concept based on the human tendency to look for a natural environment to improve their overall well-being.
In most offices there are usually a few plants scattered about the workplace, but only the most innovative companies have gone further by incorporating large gardens, windows with a view to the outside and abundant vegetation as if it were a forest.
The Spheres: An office among tropical plants
Amazon is the latest company to follow this trend with the opening last January of a space called The Spheres. After more than six years of planning and construction, Amazon's huge urban garden in Seattle was inaugurated so employees could work with their laptops surrounded by an incredible variety of tropical plants and hold meetings next to a waterfall or in spaces that make you feel like you are in a bird's nest.