News > Prague studio project is Grand Prix Awards finalist

08 October 2018

We are very pleased that one of our Prague partner’s interiors projects was a finalist at the 2018 Grand Prix of the Czech Architects Association Awards, the National Awards for Architecture, which were announced on 1 October at Prague Castle.

The 2400sqm fitout in Prague was for the Global Delivery Centre for Dimension Data, a global technology company headquartered in South Africa.  The company embraces causes such as social conditions and the environment, contributing to the development of local communities, supports cycling in the countries where it operates, and even has its own professional cycling team, competing in events such as the Tour de France. This aspect of company culture provides the main theme for the interiors, creating an attractive, functional and comfortable working environment.

The office space is divided into three basic functional parts:  a working area, meeting and training rooms, and a social and relaxation area.  The open work area is articulated by islands for relaxation, collaboration, informal consultation and debate and thematic videos are projected on the glass wall, creating a dynamic, ever-changing scene.

The main color of the interior is green, balanced with the color of sand, with black and red accents.  The flooring in the meeting and working areas is reminsicent of a green lawn crossed by footpaths. 

 

The entrance from the corridor is separated from the workstations by a glass box with transparent graphics with a cycle racing theme.  The box serves as a showcase to display the authentic Dimension Data bike from the Tour de France.

One enclosed meeting room is located in the work area, separated from the workstations by a glass wall which can be switched from opaque to transparent glazing.

At the entrance to the common room is a full height living green wall, with further green plants located throughout the offices.  The generous social and relaxation area allows space for all employees to meet at once and provides several types of seating, a large coffee bar, a Playstation games room, a pool table, and table football.

You can see more information about the Awards and the project here

To see more work by our Prague studio, visit their website here

 

 

 

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