SPORTISIMO: Architecture that represents all the latest trends

Locality

Oregon House

Client

SPORTISIMO

Area

3 100 sqm

Realization

11/2O17

Sometimes it can be a challenge for architects to take the client's core business and transform it into an office design concept. Of course, when the business is readily understandable, it's a whole lot easier. With SPORTISIMO, we took inspiration to the next level: sport is the key element throughout the company's entire new HQ, which we both designed and built. SPORTISIMO's new premises are a one-of-a-kind space that truly represents the modern approach in the cleverest way possible.

Even the reception and entry areas correspond to SPORTISIMO's sports focus, where you enter the starting line right at the entrance.

Trendy office

It is important that offices adapt to the needs of current and upcoming generations. One third of employees today are millennials. Employees under 30 prefer workplaces that can be adjusted and changed easily, rather than strictly divided offices and meeting rooms.

A meeting room for fast meetings with variable sitting on a wooden platform is lined with a blue oval runner.

Flexibility

Therefore, SPORTISIMO is a flexible workplace, as can be seen in the various meeting rooms, closed and open, larger and smaller, as well as the large number of focus rooms and a break zone that can also be used for work.

The bright open meeting room divides the blue runway that passes through the entire interior.

Variability

Meeting rooms occupy approximately 20% of the whole area – much more than the standard. An employee can choose where he or she wants to work from.

 A cycling-style meeting room is one of the many sporting sectors projected in SPORTISIMO.

Playfulness as the key feature of how we design 

Sports flow so naturally throughout the office that you feel like you are standing in a stadium, listening to the roar of the crowd. The dominant element is a blue track that circles around the patio and guides employees and visitors. In addition to looking like an authentic tartan track, the material also has surprising sound absorbing qualities.

Meeting room like a football field with a carpet imitating a grassy football field wallpaper with a soccer player or a football goal.

Meeting rooms

The premises are full of clever and amusing ideas. For instance, each of the 10 meeting rooms was inspired by a different sport. There's one that looks like a squash court with lines and real rackets, another with a real bicycle racing out of the wall, and one with skateboards on the walls and a U ramp. In these offices there is always something new to discover.

Each of the 10 meeting rooms was inspired by a different sport. There's one that looks like a squash court with lines and real rackets, another with a real bicycle racing out of the wall, and one with skateboards on the walls and a U ramp. In these offices there is always something new to discover.
Jakub Seči, architect
The Reception Desk is set into a real-size football grille and a carpet imitating the green paw creates the desired impression.

Lobby area = fotball stadion

Our architects really wanted the space to be as playful as possible. The whole lobby area is like a football stadium, with grass and wallpaper that creates a three-dimensional effect. Visitors are surprised by the reception desk, which is installed in a real size football goal. We know that the devil is in the details and every component is fabricated perfectly.

Another key element of the design is the open ceiling with exposed mechanical, electrical and plumbing features that supports a hip industrial look.

The open offices are matched in light color tones and the open ceiling with exposed wiring and ventilation creates their industrial appearance.

Focusing on noise

The client was used to classic cubicles, so the transition had to be smooth. The open space in this project is therefore divided optically and functionally with furniture walls serving four functions: absorbing sounds, dividing the corridor from the workspace, providing storage for items, ensuring a place for flowers. Each team is also divided by furniture walls that help keep out noise.

Open space lined with runner oval and cabinets with built-in plants.

Acoustic

We focused on acoustics with specialized products, too. Acoustic ceiling coverings are placed directly above the workplaces, while acoustic desktop screens divide employees from each other. Acoustic plasterboard in meeting rooms guarantees comfort when a meeting is held. All these solutions eliminate the negative aspects of a classic open space, which the client was worried about. Thanks to all these items, the acoustic comfort of the premises is excellent.

In total, we spent 700 hours on meetings, architectural design and updates on the building site. This number does not include the actual construction. When seeing the result, we know the time was totally worth it!
Erika Bohatá, architect
Employees spend a break playing ping pong.

700 hours

How did the project evolve? The client had broad knowledge and a clear idea of how the offices should look. Through a series of meetings we showed the client how people can work in offices in a modern but proven way. We also helped the client re-evaluate the functionality and understand how all employees really want to work in new offices.

Photo credit: Jakub Pelnář

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