The winners of the CBRE Meeting Room of the Year 2017 competition for the best offices in the Czech Republic have been announced
|Meeting Room of the Year||SAP||Prague 5|
|The Most Attractive Working Environment||Opero||Prague 1|
|The Office as the DNA of the Company||Notino||Brno|
|A Small Office||Vault 42||Olomouc|
|A Healthy Office||SCS Software||Prague 4|
|Smart Cooperation||Mainstream Technologies||Prague 4|
|Future-proof and Innovative Offices||NEORIS Česká republika||Prague 5|
|Architectural Design||Atelier YUAR za návrh kanceláří MSD||Prague 6 (headquarters of MSD Prague 5)|
|The Public Voting||SCS Software||Prague 4|
Prague 21st February 2018 – The fourth-annual CBRE Meeting Room of the Year Competition 2017 already has selected the winners of all categories announced at the ceremony held at the FIVE office building in Smíchov in Prague, which was moderated by Libor Bouček. SAP won the Meeting Room of the Year category, the Most Attractive Working Environment was awarded to Opero, Notino took The Office as the DNA of the Company category and Vault 42 won the new category, A Small Office, the A Healthy Office category (whose expert guarantor was the Czech Green Building Council) was won by SCS Software, the Smart Cooperation category (whose technical guarantor was Microsoft) was won by Mainstream Technologies, NEORIS Czech Republic won the category of Future-proof and Innovative Offices (whose expert guarantor was Skanska), Atelier YUAR won the new Architectural Design category (whose technical guarantor was ČVUT) for the design of MSD offices and SCS Software won The Public Voting, which took place on Europe 2 radio’s website. We received a record 9,098 votes this year in the public vote.
Eva Jiřičná, renowned architect and jury president of CBRE Meeting Room of the Year said:
“I appreciate this year’s cooperation with the students with whom I evaluated the projects for the Architectural Design Award. Hearing the viewpoints and not losing contact with young architects is very important to me and the discussions with them were very pleasant. This year’s winners of all categories are such inspirations for other businesses not only in terms of the representational nature of their premises, but also in their ability to speak beyond the doors of their office.”
A record 94 companies signed up for CBRE Meeting Room of the Year in 2017. Clearly, IT companies were predominately represented among the 17 finalists, along with e-commerce, the financial sector, co-working centres, media and marketing companies, business companies, law firms and manufacturing companies. The contestants were mainly from companies based in Prague and Brno (Notino, Kiwi, Global IT Center, Line Control, Kreston A&CE Group, Phonexia, Red Hat Czech). However, there were also companies from other regions such as Tipsport (Beroun), De Heus (Bučovice, Vyškov), Sonnentor (Čejkovice, Hodonín district), ABB (Jablonec nad Nisou), TESCO SW and Vault 42 (Olomouc), and ERA (Pardubice). A total of 19 architects were involved in the new Architectural Design category.
The expert Jury composed of Eva Jiřičná – AI-DESIGN, Biljana Weber – Microsoft, Marie Passburg – Skanska, Richard Curran – CBRE, Tomáš Jindříšek – Dark Side, Jiří Tourek – Philips and Pavel Maurer – Maurer’s Choice Grand Restaurant decided on the basis of the criteria evaluated, innovation and the practicality and attractiveness of the work environment for employees and by personally visiting some of the companies.
Petra Lávičková, Head of Marketing & PR at CBRE, the organizer of CBRE Meeting Room of the Year, said:
“The fourth-annual CBRE Meeting Room of the Year clearly showed us that modern offices are no longer just a prerogative of the capital. I’m very pleased that even small towns across the Czech Republic are becoming increasingly interested in the office environment and the comfort and the satisfaction of their employees. The competition would not have become one of the biggest real estate events of the year without the participation and support of our partners and jurors. I’m looking forward to the fifth year.”
Name: Ivona Novotná
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About the CBRE Meeting Room of the Year competition – www.zasedackaroku.cz
The competition is announced and hosted by CBRE, the world leader in commercial real estate services. The first year of the competition was held in 2014. Since then, nearly 300 companies have joined the competition and the jury has selected 135 finalists. The competition has also gained an international dimension and is currently taking place in Slovakia, Austria, Poland, Romania and Belgium. The general partners are Microsoft, Philips, Skanska and the main partners are AV MEDIA, Dimension Data, ELAN Interior, LIKO-S, NESPRESSO, Siemens and Wallmarketing. Other partners include 4WORKS, AI-DESIGN, AmCham, Cocuma, Moser, the Czech Green Building Council, the Czech Technical University in Prague, the Department of Architecture, e-kolo.cz and the National Council of People with Disabilities. You can find out more about the competition at www.zasedackaroku.cz.