All of this started with one e-mail titled “We want the best office in the world!”.
We really had to work for a long time to find a place, which would combine this non-corporate atmosphere and prestigious location along with a piece of history. And here it is! – says Krystian Kolondra, director of Polish agency Opera Software.
Despite the fact that the roots of Opera Software lie in Norway, its Polish agency is closely connected to Wroclaw. Moreover, the business center Hieroniumus (the so-called Glass House) is an extremely important building for people, who live in Wroclaw. As a result, the city architecture has inspired the designers during the design process of the company’s interior. Given the stylistic preferences of employees and the atmosphere of the city – the final result has been preserved in the industrial, the so-called, loft style.
Thus, the picture of Wroclaw as “the city of one hundred bridges” has became the main theme of the project. Constructions in the shape of arch, grates, and colours directly refer to the most popular places dominating interior the building.
The arrangement of the kitchenette is an abstract, but recognizable reference to the architectural icons of the city, such as the construction of Market Hall, Wrocław Glowny Railway Station hall, or Szczytnicki’s Park.
Meeting rooms are directly associated with computers and IT branch: there is an integrated circuit, fans, and decors, which are made out of nearly one thousand old floppy disks and over two hundred keyboards!