Initially becoming a hot trend in Europe, by the time the concept moved overseas in the 1970s to the US, companies, unfortunately, began to warp Quickborner’s approach and shift towards the familiar “cubicle farms”. The Bürolandschaft movement had been pushed aside as companies looked for ways to increase privacy in the open office. This trend had continued on until the 80’s and 90’s era of American office environments.
By the late 90’s and early 2000s, the intentions behind Bürolandschaft came back alongside the growth of the Internet economy, and slowly became the foundation for the agile workplace. With the office landscape changing in response to the backlash of the cubicle farm, companies now are reverting to the principles behind Bürolandschaft to promote the workforce’s need for privacy, flexibility, and comfortability in the workplace.