In the heart of Ostrava, the development company Contera is building a new administrative building, ORGANICA, which will boast the title of "smart building" after its completion. All users of the building, in which up to 2,500 people should work, can use the unique Sharry software, including a mobile application that unlocks not only their offices, but also other services in the building.
Instead of a plastic card, employees will be able to open turnstiles and doors to common areas with a phone or smart watch. With one click, they book a parking space, a meeting or order food in the app. At the same time, the phone connects them to nearby businesses that can send them special offers or alert them to the lunch menu.
"From the very beginning, we conceived the ORGANICA project as a maximally friendly building, both for users and for the environment. In addition to Sharra's app, users will find charging stations for electric cars and electric bikes here. USB charging will be available at the benches in the atrium seating area. An intelligent system will take care of the distribution of fresh air for employees. ORGANICA will be able to manage the heating and cooling of the building by itself according to the season and the weather forecast, as it will also include a weather station. We are also counting on a system of using rainwater for watering and rooftop photovoltaic panels, thanks to which ORGANICA will be partially self-sufficient in terms of energy," says Martin Budina, project director of Contera.
"ORGANICA is one of the most distinctive projects of the new face of Ostrava. We are happy that Sharry can enrich the project with the most modern technologies used by people in premium offices from New York, through Chicago, Warsaw, and even Budapest. I see Sharry as a technology platform that perfectly complements the high build quality and excellent architecture of ORGANICA," said David Hartl, Head of Sales and Business Development at Sharry.
VIRTUAL RECEPTION & DATA ANALYSIS
ORGANICA will offer 25,545 m2 of office, retail and other spaces. Visitors to the six-story building will be greeted by a designer reception dominating the common areas on the ground floor. Thanks to the Sharry software, the building's main reception can be set up as virtual, allowing visitors to register without having to contact the receptionist.
The invited guest will be able to reserve a parking space online. The special QR code that he will receive by e-mail will then function as a one-time ticket that will open the entrance turnstiles in the shared areas on the ground floor instead of a plastic card. After arriving at ORGANICA, he can register himself in the digital guest book at the common reception of the building, similar to checking in at the airport, and proceed to the meeting in the given company.
Building managers will have a central Sharry portal, through which they can set who has access to which spaces or find out which spaces are used the most with one click. Precisely on the basis of detailed data, efficient operation can then be easily set up in the building, which has received the prestigious BREEAM Excellent environmental certification.
CONNECTING PEOPLE AND TECHNOLOGY
The majority tenant in the ORGANICA building will be Tietoevry, a major Scandinavian supplier of IT services and software with worldwide operations, which will move its Czech headquarters here.
"ORGANICA accurately describes our company's values of openness and innovation, which is evidenced by the fact that our employees contributed to the design of the offices with their suggestions. We believe that moving from the current vertically built building to a horizontally designed one will bring us closer together in the workplace. Great ideas and innovations are created in an open space where people figuratively 'bump' into each other. Thanks to the technologies that the building will provide, we will be in closer cooperation even with people who are not currently in the offices," says Jana Krajcarová, Tietoevra's HR manager.