Urban interfaces are working environments which transfer the spatial and organizational innovative strength of the creative economy to other sectors of the economy. These work environments are understood to be buildings that are innovatively furbished and are linked to a process organization that expresses the dynamics that characterize the creative sector. By creating space for spin-offs, urban interfaces offer the chance to integrate the collaboration models in a sustainable and broader economic system.
Creativity does not lie in the content of a certain sector, but in the way in which one organizes work. These new working environments are a breeding ground for the emergence of new communities, they contribute to the revitalization of neighbourhoods, both as a place for talent development and in the creation of new communities, and as such form part of an urban ecosystem. The transformation of the former RET office building on the Sluisjesdijkpier in Rotterdam, carried out under the supervision of Vertex, is an example of such an Urban interface.