University Buildings and Research Parks. A Study of their Origins, Design, and Use

Bengt Etzler


Great changes are afoot in the way we work. These changes spring from several concurrent factors. While the number employed in production industries is diminishing, the number in service fields and production of knowledge is expanding. The development of new products depends increasingly on research and development, and such information-intensive companies are the fastest expanding form of business. The rapid advancement of information technology is generating new conditions which affect the location, design, and use of the workplace. These conditions formed the background to four case studies of research parks and university buildings described and discussed in this paper.

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