Since it opened its doors just over a year ago, Alma, which markets itself as a members’ club where inventive types can “work and play,” has been thriving. According to the CEO and general manager Anna Behring Lundh, the space was much needed. “For such an innovative city, Stockholm was missing a place for creatives to congregate. With an uptick in co-working, we wanted to create an open and aesthetically different space where members, both local and international, can interact and create synergies amongst themselves.”

Based out of a five-storey building with a large, sun-filled atrium at its centre, the space certainly offers a different working environment to the average office. Alma has crafted a visually-pleasing and relaxing place to help grow and foster its users’ ideas. The members’ club, which can hold almost 300 people, also offers a space for its users to work together if the occasion arises.

“For many creative professionals, working and socialising is the same thing,” says Behring Lundh. “You do projects together with people you like and share views with. A large part of my job is to bring together people and create new constellations that nourish our members’ ideas while also ensuring they have what they need to achieve them.”

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