ACTIVITY ZONING. Activity zoning is about the clustering of activities with similar characteristics so as to avoid friction due to incompatible activities. Many ABW projects differentiate between three zones: a focus zone,a social zone and an interactive zone. The interactive zone acts as a buffer between the quiet zone and the social zone. The quiet zone is typically located furthest away from the access point of the office floor. So, the deeper you venture into the office space, the quieter it gets. SOCIAL ZONE INTERACTIVE ZONE QUIET ZONENOISE LEVELSocial zone Interactive zone Quiet zoneThis is the area where social and livelyThe interactive zone (sometimes alsoThe quiet zone is the area where activities can take place. Examplesreferred to as a transitional zone) ispeople should be able to work in peace might include having a cup of coffeewhere all mainstream office activitiesand quiet. Its purpose is to facilitate with colleagues, celebrating birthdaysand collaborative activities can takeindividual, concentrated work. It may or team achievements, or just hangingplace. It should not be a noisy area, butoffer enclosed focus rooms and/or out and taking a break. It is the areathere will be a certain buzz as peopleopen and semi-open workstations. where people magnets like largermay be chatting, working togetherUsers are expected to keep their meeting rooms, print/copy rooms andor making phone calls. Workspacesvoices down and to take their phone lockers can be located. This area willtend to be largely open. Small meetingcalls outside the quiet zone, a bit like typically be used by multiple teams, sorooms and phone booths in betweenin the reading room of a library. To it is a good place to promote chancethe workspaces help to reduce noisekeep the area quiet, there should be encounters across functions that generate traffic (e.g. no large meeting rooms) and it should be located away from or shielded from main circulation routes.69