The architects decided to make the most of the space and design offices the main feature of which is simplicity, sustainability and efficient use of space. The emphasis was on maximizing creative potential and creating ideal conditions for supporting the community with reference to the principles of the agile workplace.
The premises of FEG are located on four floors of the Churchill II office complex overlooking the historical panorama of Prague. The offices are just a few steps away from the Base4Work coworking space, which the architects also left their marks on. The main communication axis of this implementation is a white metal staircase, connecting all floors and allowing the free movement of employees across the company.
A visitor is welcomed in the company in the spacious reception area on the top floor. The circular reception, referring to the company’s logo, is complemented by a nook for arranging meetings and a space for undisturbed work. ‘One of the principles of the agile environment is the concept of well-being. It is a comprehensive set of elements that includes a dynamic and diverse work environment, ergonomics, acoustics and greenery in space,’ Antal added. Thanks to complying with these rules, the offices can be proud of the WELL Building Standard™ certification.
The comfort of the staff is ensured here thanks to a full-fledged café with professional equipment and a barista. Enjoy coffee on the spacious terrace with greenery and breath-taking views of the Prague Castle skyline. Employees have the opportunity to relax and choose from the rich offer of activities offered by the office space. There is a games room with billiards or a game console. Active sports enthusiasts will especially enjoy fitness, complemented by a weightlifting zone and TRX.
A flexible shared work environment is created for more than 700 employees of 28 nationalities instead of dedicated seats. In short, the number of desks is lower than the number of employees. However, they have the opportunity to use various workplaces such as a quiet zone, phonebooths, hot desking, focus rooms or scrum rooms, designed for interactive and dynamic formats of team discussions. There are also meeting rooms of different sizes or spaces for events and training.
The authors emphasized the efficiency and effectiveness of the designed interior. ‘The investor preferred utilitarian design with a requirement for a high standard of elements used, but we still managed to add a fresh atmosphere to the space using colours and graphics,’ Antal and Stára commented on the design.
High-quality materials that withstand the conditions of everyday operation play a leading role in social spaces. The distinguishing feature is visual simplicity and purity with maximum use of the properties of the materials used. The neutral palette of key elements contrasts with the colourfulness of the furniture and bold illustrations.