ZONING. At several points in this book the importance of offering a diversity of settings in an ABW office has been emphasized. However, this does not mean that an ABW office should be a hotchpotch of different space types. To make an ABW office work, it is important to think carefully about how functions should be located in relation to one another, giving due consideration to walking distances, routings, sightlines, accessibility and enclosure. Some functions should be clustered and open to one another, others separated and enclosed. The reasons for this are various. Functionally, for example, it will be wise to separate noisy spaces such as kitchenettes from quiet spaces such as work areas. Organizationally, it may make sense to locate particular teams together. Socially, magnet functions like cafes can be centralized and shared among teams to promote chance encounters. And from a security perspective, you may want to cluster formal meeting rooms near the entrance so that visitors do not have to enter the regular office floors.The following pages provide an overview of the main zoning principles that are relevant to ABW, focusing on:1.Organizational zoning2.Activity zoning3. Security zoningDetailed requirements concerning adjacencies and walking distances between spaces can be found inthe appendix.67