And the winner is…? Take a look at the best Czech offices according to contest CBRE's Meeting Room of the Year 2018. The winners were announced on Thursday based on the judgment of the jury chaired by world-famous architect Eva Jiřičná. #MORETHANOFFICE magazine is a media partner of this contest.
“What I like about architecture are the diverse points of view. It’s no different with offices. I’m happy that during the five years of the contest, office spaces of the future have been winning. I wish companies keep on coming up with new and meaningful ideas,” said Eva Jiřičná, world-famous architect and the chairwoman of the jury of CBRE Meeting Room of the Year contest.
What are the best offices in the Czech Republic for 2018?
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1/ Meeting Room of the Year: Dentons
Thick oak wood boards in the meeting rooms or tables in a tree-stump design were used in the law firm Dentons’ office.
2/ The Most Attractive Working Environment: KOMA Modular
In KOMA Modular’s office (EXPO 2015 pavilion), iron, wood, glass and typical industrial items can be found rather than plasterboards; the inner space is open up to the roof, and the atrium features a spiral canvas with colourful motifs that spans from the first floor to the roof.
3/ The Office as the DNA of the Company: Škoda Auto Digilab
Škoda Auto Digilab used functional automotive parts: a rear-view camera as a Skype camera for informal video conferences, or adjustable car seats as relaxation seating in phone booths.
4/ A Small Office: Black n' Arch
Black n' Arch’s office space feels as a theatre, with the spot-lit furniture making the impression of a stage set. The architects were David Černý and Tomáš Císař.
5/ A Healthy Office: Arval
One of the winners is Arval residing in the Main point Pankrác, the world’s first building of its kind capable of absorbing smog and decreasing emissions. The offices themselves are inspired by automobiles.
6/ Smart Cooperation: Trask Solutions
Trask Solutions’ new offices emphasise creativity and innovation, which are both expected from an IT company. The space features a swing, a living room and other nooks supporting brainstorming and creating a friendly environment and a family atmosphere.
7/ Future-proof and Innovative Offices: Nano Energies
Nano Energies breaks stereotypes with flowerbeds in centres of its rooms or with walls covered in moss. The whole space is dominated by a tree whose crown makes a shelter for around-the-clock electricity trading in six different countries.
8/ Architectural Design: Kurz architects for the design of SinnerSchrader
Kurz architects came up with the design of SinnerSchrader’s offices in a former research institute with a very strong industrial atmosphere. The centrepiece of this space is a diagonal axis that works as the main corridor and ends on an open terrace. On the sides are meeting rooms, transparent meeting boxes or relaxing hammocks.
9/ Public Voting: Livesport
In Livesport, people can ride scooters in corridors, play golf or table tennis and work in offices inspired by many different sports.