Most of us connect virtual and augmented reality with hyper-realistic illusions — with computer games. But real estate developers are beginning to use them for something very real: to better imagine and present their projects. In the commercial sector, they can help employers to make the very best pick of office spaces — the spaces where they will be working and spending a significant part of their life.
Skanska has begun to offer virtual tours of its office (and residential) spaces. They’re the first developer on the Czech market to do so. Pick up on this offer, and you’ll be walking through your future offices before they’re even complete. Just put on the special glasses and head out on your tour. Virtual reality shows a 3D model of the whole space at 1:1 size, including real-world pictures of its surroundings.
“Virtual reality makes it easy for us to process client changes and double-check details throughout construction. We currently offer virtual tours for the Praga Studios office building that is sprouting up in Prague’s Karlín district. Based on our potential tenants’ reactions, I can state that they find walking through spaces in virtual reality to be a truly revolutionary experience, one that brings them a whole new dimension in their decision-making. For all of our future projects, virtual reality will be a matter of course,” says Alexandra Tomášková, the director of Skanska Property.