A Tour of Opera Software’s Super Cool Wroclaw Office
Opera Software, a Norwegian software company that develops the popular Opera web browser, recently opened a new office in the hearth of Wroclaw, Poland.
“Despite the fact that the roots of Opera Software lie in Norway, its Polish agency is closely connected to Wroclaw. Moreover, business centre Hieroniumus (the so-called Glass House) is an extremely important building for people, who live in Wroclaw. As a result, the city architecture has inspired the designers during the design process of the company’s interior. Given the stylistic preferences of employees and the atmosphere of the city – the final result has been preserved in the industrial, the so-called, loft style. Thus, the picture of Wroclaw as “the city of one hundred bridges” has became the main theme of the project. Constructions in the shape of arch, grates and colours directly referring to the most popular spices are dominating inside the building. The arrangement of the kitchenette is an abstract, but recognisable reference to the architectural icons of the city, such as the construction of Market Hall, Wrocław Railway Station hall or Szczytnicki’s Park. Meeting rooms are directly associated with computers and IT branch: there is an integrated circuit, fans and decors, which are made out of nearly one thousand old floppy disks and over two hundred keyboards!”, says mode:lina
- Location: Wroclaw, Poland
- Date completed: February 2016
- Size: 43,000 square feet
- Design: mode:lina
- Photos: Marcin Ratajczak, Maciej Dąbrowski