More than 300 000 sqm of new office space is being constructed in Prague, according to CBRE study. Almost two thirds of it will be available in 2018. So let´s have a look at some of the new projects. Very soon you will be able to run a marathon of the rooftop of the building in Holešovice district or visit the smartest office building in Europe (being built in Warsaw).
Ergonomics-focused offices. A virtual reception and an end to those little plastic cards. A pleasant atmosphere to lure in new employees. Offices where you’ll be happier to work than at home or in a cafe. These are some of the main trends that will be reflected in the designs of new working spaces this year. Ten people from a variety of fields spoke with us about their “office visions for 2018.”
The administrative building located between St Paul’s Cathedral and the Bank of England in London is quite likely Europe’s most environmentally friendly administrative building. The newly completed European headquarters for the FinTech and data company Bloomberg was given a rating of Outstanding (98.5% out of a maximum of 100%) by the BREEAM assessors, who rank projects on their environmental, social, and economic sustainability. The building is designed to use 73% less water and 35% less energy than a standard office building. For example, the ceiling panels are covered in 500,000 energy-saving LEDs. “We believe that environmentally friendly practices are as good for business as they are for the planet,” said Bloomberg’s founder Michael Bloomberg.
This summer, the German elevator manufacturer ThyssenKrupp introduced MULTI, a revolutionary elevator prototype that goes not only up and down but also sideways. This makes it possible for several elevators to move in one elevator shaft at the same time. The very first MULTI will be installed in Berlin by 2020.