City Green Court, Prague

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City Green Court, Prague

finished 2012

Richard Meier & Partners, Architects LLP

associate architect:

client: Skanska Property Czech Republic, s.r.o.

City Green Court at Pankrác in Prague 4, located at the corner of Hvězdova Street and Pujmanové Street is an administrative building for lease with eight above ground floors that offer approximately 16 000 m2 of comfortable office space concentrated around a capacious, during summer naturally ventilated internal atrium, benefiting from a glass roof. The main entrance to the building is designed from the public space at the south, which it's west side opens to a park and the east border is defined by the neighboring City Tower building. The ground floor is enlivened by a café with an external summer terrace. The architecture of the building is significantly influenced by the investor's ambition to build an environmentally sophisticated construction. The glass facades are divided by vertical panels, with protruding sun breakers on the south and west sides that prevent interior overheating.

City Green Court is an energy efficient building not only for its low demands on energy consumption during operations, but also for many other criteria such as minimal potable water consumption, usage of rainwater for building technologies, the lighting control regulation system dependent on ambient daylight, practical usage of local materials and other factors. City Green Court is the first office building in the Czech Republic achieved the LEED Platinum certificate. The project was also awarded the 1st prize of Best of Realty, category Office Development, and the Best Office Development on CIJ Awards 2012.