Winners will be awarded two new prizes by Rückl designed Rony Plesl and Bomma designed by Ota Svoboda
- A record 101 companies have signed up for the CBRE Meeting Room of the Year competition this year and a record number of 44 finalists have been chosen by professional juries.
- The main jury is chaired by the world-famous architect Eva Jiřičná.
CBRE Meeting Room of the Year 2018 Finalists
|Accenture Services||KOMA Modular|
|ALEF NULA||LD Seating|
|Ateliér Black n’ Arch||mBank|
|Avast Software||Nano Energies|
|Brit||REDSIDE investiční společnost|
|CZECH PROMOTION group||Seznam.cz|
|Dentsu Aegis Network||Sněmovní 7|
|DHL Supply Chain||STRV|
|Dimension Data||ŠKODA AUTO DigiLab|
|Horizon Holding||The Distillery – Social Reactor|
|CHALET servis||Trask solutions|
|Johnson & Johnson||Veeam Software|
Among the finalists in the Architectural Design category are the following studios: KOGAA Studio (with a project for The Distillery – Social Reactor), KURZ architects (SinnerSchrader), Studio Perspektiv (HubHub and Trask solutions), PROGRES ATELIER (Aon) and Vladan Běhal Design (Karlín Group).
Prague, 11th January 2019 – CBRE, the world leader in commercial real estate, is holding the fifth-jubilee prestigious CBRE Meeting of the Year competition that evaluates the best offices in the Czech Republic. The main jury comprising Eva Jiřičná, Alexandra Tomášková (Skanska), Richard Curran (CBRE), Jiří Kejval (Techo), Jan Musil (LIKO-S), Tomáš Jindříšek (Dark Side) and Pavel Maurer (Grand Restaurant) selected the finalists in the following categories: Meeting Room of the Year, The Office as the DNA of the Company, The Most Attractive Working Environment and A Small Office.
Professional guarantors chose finalists in special categories – Healthy Office (Czech Green Building Council), Future-Proof and Innovative Offices (Skanska), Smart Cooperation (Spaceti) and Architectural Design (The Czech Technical University in Prague, students in cooperation with Eva Jiřičná selected the finalists). This year, the general public can also vote in the public voting category at zasedackaroku.evropa2.cz. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in February 2019 and will be awarded by new design prizes from Rückl and Bomma in cooperation with Gravelli.
“This year, it was more difficult to decide than before. For one thing it’s because there were more projects than ever, for another because company offices have a very high standard today. On the other hand, many offices are very similar to one another. So, we were looking for the very best of them — for those apparently using new design and functional solutions,” says Eva Jiřičná, world-famous architect and the chairwoman of the jury.
“Thanks to the long and unique history of Rückl, a glass factory in Nižbor in central Bohemia, our products can be inspired by well-tested glassmaking procedures and we can move them to the next level. Handcrafted, both blown and cut glass products, pay tribute to tradition while being contemporary and unique. We followed this principle when manufacturing prizes for CBRE Meeting Room of the Year contest and we believe that the crystal awards will become a proud gem in all winning offices,” says Rony Plesl, Rückl’s art director.
A record 101 companies entered the CBRE Competition in 2018. IT companies again dominate in the contest. Among the finalists are four co-working centres, e-commerce, financial, media and marketing companies, businesses, law firms and manufacturing companies.
“Having won two categories last year, co-working centres applied again this year. The CBRE Meeting Room of the Year contest highlights the trend of co-working centres being an interesting alternative not only for individuals, but also for smaller teams working short-term for companies with insufficient workspace,” adds Kateřina Havlová, Associate Director A&T Services – Office at CBRE.
The companies in the finals are mainly based in Prague. Brno is represented by The Distillery – Social Reactor, The Funtasty, Avast Software, Lundegaard, STRV and AREAL SLATINA. There are also companies from other regions such as CHALET servis from Bludov, LD Seating from Boskovice, Verizon from Ostrava, KOMA Modular from Vizovice and Madeo ventures from Zlín. The expert jury decision is based on criteria in design, originality, innovation, practicality and attractiveness of the working environment for employees.
About CBRE Meeting Room of the Year – www.zasedackaroku.cz
The competition is announced and hosted by CBRE, the world leader in commercial real estate services. The CBRE Meeting Room of the Year competition first took place in 2014, becoming a prestigious office event over the past five years. Since its inception, more than 400 companies have joined in and the jury has selected 174 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 Skanska, LIKO-S and Techo, main partners are Ecophon, Microoffice, Nespresso, Proudly, Spaceti and Underline. Among other partners are AI-DESIGN, AmCham, Czech Green Building Council, ČVUT, Department of Architecture a e-kolo.cz. The Prizes were designed by companies Rückl and Bomma in cooperation with Gravelli. Media Partners are Forbes, E15, media group Lagardere (Evropa 2 and Radio ZET), kancelarsnu.cz, archspace.cz, inspirati.cz, markething.cz, morethanoffice and cbreproperties.cz. You can find out more about the competition at www.zasedackaroku.cz.