A Tour of HubHub’s Prague Coworking Space
HubHub, a coworking space that aims to offer a fun and collaborative approach to coworking, recently opened a new coworking campus in Prague, Czech Republic, designed by architecture and interior design studio Perspektiv.
“Studio Perspektiv, Prague based team of architects and designers, rooted the HubHub’s bold and brave philosophy deep into the design of this new co-working space. The result isn’t only a fully-functional space for work and collaboration. The place immediately became a catalyst of an unmistakable community atmosphere. Privacy, sharing, and their optimal ratio for every scenario. These are the key areas of the project from start to finish. Detailed analysis and preparations resulted in a comprehensive spatial arrangement that subconsciously guides all HubHub members during every one of their visits. The moment you enter, you know where to go. A bold, daring reception desk made of yellow expanded metal is impossible to overlook. You see many different working areas, you immediately know what meeting rooms are free, you notice where the community kitchen is, you feel the buzz coming out of the event space. The inner terrace and atrium articulate the space, forming several areas of various proportions. Meanwhile the entrance area is dedicated mostly to freelancers and individual work, the northeast wing facing the Na Příkopě boulevard hosts bigger teams and whole companies. Both parts of the layout are anchored by two large community kitchen areas. A wide range of different phone booth types, video conference rooms, meeting rooms and boardrooms is carefully scattered over 2 000 m2 so that you always have everything you can possibly need right at hand. The chosen aesthetics of a “twenty first century digital workshop” unfolds from the level of sustainability required. It’s not only the design that counts, all the elements have to be able to endure a lot in the first place. Expressive metal furniture on the raised podium is, along with the yellow reception desk, designed to withstand the flow of people comparable to that in important public institutions. Kitchen tops and bars are made of stainless steel, which is yet to fully reveal its unique beauty through the everyday wear and tear. In line with the “think globally, act locally” philosophy, the first Prague HubHub branch involves a ton of original Czech design work. Apart from the custom, locally made metal elements and atypical joinery, there are TON chairs and armchairs used along with Brokis light fixtures and a special “pumped up” version of Bomma’s Soap light. The common spaces are based on the sophisticated contrast of colors and shapes, and the intense aesthetics of HubHub come into play at different intensities, whether in the form of branded, bold textures and stickers, or HubHub’s values masterfully embedded in dynamic illustrations by Karolina Strykova. Offices, executed in neutral shades of white and grey, are waiting for the tenants to set the atmosphere. So, all HubHub members can feel like home,” says Studio Perspektiv