Canteens are designed as social spaces, places where workers can relax on their break from work. Depending on the size of company/institution the employees work for, they are given designated areas where such a break may take place. As such, these places are meeting points where co-workers get together and have time reflect and to relax. This is more or less successfully facilitated by the architectural spaces that have been designed by architects and interior designers. But do these take into account the needs and mental states of the people who inhabit the spaces, and how do they differ in various sectors of economy and/or according to class?
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