Latest Commercial Building Design Trends

Last Updated on 7 July 2023 by Editorial Team

Introduction to modern commercial building design trends

As we are all aware, modern commercial building design trends are always changing and evolving, as is the commercial building business.

Sustainable design aspects, the use of cutting-edge technology, and the creation of practical, multipurpose spaces have all received attention recently.

Furthermore, the design of commercial buildings is expected to become even more innovative in the future, with a sustained focus on sustainability and the use of prefabricated and modular construction methods.

As architects and designers incorporate new materials and technology into their designs and move their attention to business productivity and efficiency, commercial building architecture (as a result) is always evolving. Especially so after the world coronavirus pandemic.

Recently, building designers had to contend with financial, material, and time restraints brought on by pandemic-related labour shortages and supply chain concerns.

As a knock-on effect in the aftermath of the pandemic, the locations where a firm conducts its business must vary, just as its methods of operation do.

The places where we work and live have been impacted by remote work, internet shopping, home gyms and other novel methods of accomplishing tasks.

The use of technology in modern commercial buildings

Technology integration is one of the most noteworthy trends in contemporary commercial building design.

As a matter of fact, in today’s digital age, commercial buildings are becoming more interconnected, and smart technology is being employed to increase energy efficiency and provide occupants with a more cosy and pleasant atmosphere.

This may entail the application of intelligent lighting controls, building automation systems, or even the incorporation of renewable energy sources.

The trend towards energy-efficient design

Energy-efficient design is at the forefront of a trend in commercial building design where sustainability is becoming more and more significant.

Modern commercial structures are actually being created with the intention of lowering their energy usage and environmental effect. This can be done by utilising renewable energy sources, energy-efficient HVAC and lighting systems, and sustainable materials.

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Solar panels being used on a modern commercial office building

The incorporation of sustainable materials in modern commercial buildings

Modern commercial building design increasingly includes the use of sustainable materials, which is in keeping with the trend toward energy-efficient architecture.

This covers using recycled and recovered materials as well as low-embodied energy and environmentally friendly components.

Designers and builders can construct commercial facilities that are not only energy-efficient but also have less of an impact on the environment by utilising these materials.

The rise of mixed-use developments

The growth of mixed-use developments is another trend in contemporary commercial building design. 

For example, these buildings blend commercial, residential, and recreational facilities all in one place, providing a vibrant and functioning community.

As they provide a number of advantages, such as more convenience for residents, less traffic and congestion, and the chance to foster a sense of community, mixed-use developments are growing in popularity.

The move towards open interiors

Commercial buildings have been abandoning compartmental, boxy rooms in favour of more open, welcoming spaces for a number of years.

This trend is being furthered by the necessity for proper social distance during the pandemic, particularly in public spaces like lobbies and waiting rooms.

The areas traditionally devoted to employees is decreasing as a result of remote working, which also highlights the necessity for larger meeting rooms.

Open areas can be quickly transformed when business demands change with the use of temporary interior structures like partition walls.

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Example of a modern open plan office design with separate meeting room

The trend towards incorporating outdoor spaces & natural elements in commercial buildings

Outdoor areas and natural elements are increasingly being included into commercial building design.

This may entail the installation of green walls and roofs as well as the development of outdoor areas for residents to use.

Additionally, it has been demonstrated that adding natural elements (like plants and natural light) can improve the health and happiness of building occupants.

The use of modular and prefabricated building techniques

The use of modular and prefabricated building techniques in commercial construction has become more popular in recent years.

These methods, (in particular), have a lot of advantages, such as quicker construction times, decreased waste, and improved quality control.

Furthermore, as the demand for energy-efficient and environmentally friendly commercial buildings rises, it is expected that the usage of modular and prefabricated building techniques will gain appeal over time.

Conclusion: The future of modern commercial building design

In conclusion, the design of contemporary commercial buildings appears to have a promising and creative future.

Technology integration, energy-efficiency, sustainability, and the move toward mixed-use developments will all remain significant going forward.

Modular and prefabricated building methods are (likewise) anticipated to become more widely used.

As such, we should anticipate seeing many more exciting developments as the commercial building sector continues to adapt and evolve.

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