FEI, a leading international manufacturer of electron microscopes, moved to a new address in 2014. They opened the largest technological building constructed that year in the Czech Republic in the area of Černovické terasy, Brno.
We considered our work for FEI unique. Mainly because we were involved since the early planning process, in the entire design phase and subsequently in the interior installation itself. We created the interior after thoroughly studying their working techniques, employee interaction and the IT technologies prospects for future development as well as the prospects of development of the company itself. After that, we were able to create a lasting design for the building. This task was purely a project-directed team standard of U1. The result was 500 technologically well-refined workplaces, 30 fully equipped conference rooms, 20 kitchenettes and copy centres with excellent acoustic parameters and also various types of lounge areas for work interactions and touch-down work. We came up with a brand new minimalistic concept for the lobby and a large cafeteria with an open gallery, which serves as a large-capacity meeting point.
“We spend a major part of our live in the offices of our company. The design of the workplace and the common areas - colourful composition, selection of equipment and furniture - was crucial for us in the building process of our new technological centre. We engaged with our employees in the whole project, in order for them to be able to realize their ideas. In U1 we found experienced professionals who offered us expert know-how and a willingness to listen and discuss our needs. U1 was a key partner for the resulting interior atmosphere and its combination with architecture. We are glad that almost everyone feels good in our company now. U1 carried out the lion’s share in this effort.”
Jiří Očadlík, FEI Czech Republic s.r.o.