Primary spaces The users activities will translate into a need for a variety of spaces. Most important are the primary or core spaces, which are the spaces that are directly related to the users most important activities. For an office building these will be workspaces; for a school, teaching spaces, for a lab, research spaces. These spaces are critical to the user organization and they tend to make up the bulk of the project. The clients vision for these spaces will probably have been described in the strategic brief, but the functional brief should add detail and specificity in relation to sizes, functionalities and quantities. For an office project, for example, the functional brief should explain what kind of mix of workplaces should be provided (e.g. open-plan offices, quiet rooms, project spaces, et cetera). Primary spaces exampleThis example shows basic layout diagrams and brief descriptions of different kinds of workspaces for an office project.Open plan office Focus room Small meeting room Video roomWorkstations in anEnclosed room suitableEnclosed room suitableEnclosed room open area, suitable forfor focus or long phonefor small meetings withsuitable for small general office work andcalls. Shared use. 2-4 persons. Non- meetings using video collaborations bookable. connections with 1-3 persons.1 desk / 1.4 employees 1 room / 12 workplaces 1 room / 12 workplaces 1 room / 24 workplacesMin. 6 sq.m. / desk Approx. 8 sq.m. / room Approx. 8 sq.m. / room Approx. 8 sq.m. / roomSupport spacesIn addition to the primary spaces discussed above, a building will need to provide spaces for ancillary functions such as copy/print areas, kitchenettes, cloakrooms and so on. Most support spaces are very utilitarian in nature and usually entail practical requirements. A distinction can be made between central and distributed support spaces. Central support spaces are intended for the buildings entire user population and should usually be centrally located in the building. Good examples are a company restaurant or a conference facility. Non-central support spaces house functions that are on the floors, and distributed throughout the building to shorten walking distances for the building users. A good example are the kitchenettes in an office building, which should be no more than a short walk away from any workplace in the building.