New Doosan Bobcat EMEA Headquarters in the Czech Republic Wins ‘Healthiest Office’ Award
The recently opened Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) headquarters for Doosan Bobcat in Dobris in the Czech Republic has just won a ‘Healthiest Office’ Award. The new headquarters won in the ‘Healthy Environment and Sustainability’ category in the CBRE Art of Space Awards. The company was among the finalists in the categories of Workspace Design - Industrial and The Most Attractive Meeting Point.
The headquarters building was built last year on the Doosan Bobcat campus in Dobris and is the centre of operations for the EMEA region. It is home on the campus to the Doosan Bobcat management and approximately 200 other employees at the company. The new headquarters sits alongside the Dobris manufacturing plant and the training and innovation center at the campus, where compact construction, agricultural and other Bobcat machines are produced for the EMEA region and the rest of the world.
In the CBRE Art of Space Awards, almost 250 candidates competed for victory in six main categories across the entire spectrum of commercial real estate.
“Over time, we have invested approximately 120 million Euros in Doosan Bobcat's operations in the Czech Republic, and the current CBRE Art of Space Award provides more proof that we have set out on the right path,” said Sebastien Millet, Vice President, Procurement, Doosan Bobcat EMEA, responsible for construction of the new headquarters.
Experts evaluated the new building as follows: ‘In its new headquarters in Dobris, Doosan Bobcat EMEA has included many materials that are typical of the industries in which it works, such as metal, concrete, straw and stone. Among other things, the company has emphasized room acoustics, proper daylight and greenery’.
The ‘Healthy Environment and Sustainability’ category was decided through the assessment of experts from the Czech Green Building Council, who judged this part of the competition and performed an audit of the internal environment for the submitted projects.
"Compared to previous years, it can be seen that the number of interiors that work with the first-rate design wow effect is decreasing, and the number of high-quality, conceptually designed spaces is increasing. The proof is there in this year's winner, which received the highest rating from the jury for the spatial concept and good air quality. The offices were well regulated in terms of CO2 concentrations and air humidity, which is still not a matter of course in many designs. At the same time, the jury highlighted the intensive incorporation of greenery into the office concept," said Simona Kalvoda, Executive Director of the Czech Green Building Council.
The new EUR 10 million three-storey, Doosan Bobcat EMEA headquarters building covers an area of 1561 sq m and offers more than 3370 sq m of usable office space for 200 employees. In addition, there are sufficient parking spaces, including charging stations for electric cars. Investments were also made in the construction of green areas covering an area of more than 7000 sq m.