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Biophilic design: new trend in office space creation

People spend up to 90% of their time inside buildings. While at home they can adapt their environment to fit their preferences, at work they often have to operate in spaces with artificial lighting, use a range of electronic devices, and breathe air filtered through air-conditioning systems. All this has a negative effect on people’s health: especially their mental health. Biophilic design, which is rapidly becoming a big trend, can help avoid these problems; especially when designing and furnishing offices. It brings the work environment closer to nature, which has a beneficial effect on the psyche and overall health.

Demand for offices in Prague has returned to pre-pandemic levels

The Czech branch of Colliers, a leading provider of diversified professional services for commercial real estate and investment management, published a survey of the Prague office market for the first quarter of 2022. According to this survey, there was a further increase in vacancy, which increased across Prague. However, gross take-up recorded a year-on-year increase of 44 %, and thus returned to pre-pandemic levels. The increase in prices throughout the city is still felt especially in construction projects, mainly due to rising costs for materials and construction work