Contera signs Sharry for Czech office app
The developer’s new Organica building will become one of the smartest workspaces in the Moravian-Silesian region of the Czech Republic.
The digitalisation and implementation of communication tools is led by Sharry whose workplace experience platform is also used in New York’s skyscrapers. At Organica, due to complete in the second half of 2023, Sharry is connecting a tenant engagement mobile application with smart parking and visitor management system.
Upon completion, Organica tenants will be able to utilise a unique software by Sharry. Through the mobile app as the key element of the workplace ecosystem, they will unlock services and amenities in the building and nearby.
Rather than using plastic cards, employees will pass through lobby turnstiles and doors in shared spaces with their smartphones or smartwatches. With one click they can reserve a parking spot, meeting room, or order food. At the same time, the application will connect them with businesses in the area that can send them special offers or alert them to their daily menu offerings.
Martin Budina, project director at Contera, said: “From the beginning, we have considered Organica to be an extremely friendly building, both for its users and for the environment.
“Apart from using the software from Sharry, users will also find charging stations for their electric cars and bikes and make use of USB charging stations located on benches in the atrium. Air distribution is handled by an intelligent system, and the building’s heating system will be automatically regulated based on the season and weather forecast due to a meteostation on site. Organica is designed to be environmentally friendly and partially self-sufficient due to a system that will utilise rainwater for irrigation, as well as the use of solar panels.”
David Hartl, head of sales and business development at Sharry, said: “Organica is one of the most significant projects for redefining the new face of Ostrava. We are excited that Sharry is supporting the development with the latest technology that is being used around the world in cities like New York, Chicago, Warsaw, and Budapest. I see Sharry as a technological platform that perfectly complements the high-calibre development and excellent architecture of Organica.”
Organica offers 250,000 sq ft of office, retail, and multi-use space. Tietoevry, a Finnish IT software and service company, will be one of the main tenants at Organica.
Jana Krajcarová, HR manager at Tietoevry, added: “Organica and Tietoevry have a mutual goal to innovate, which is illustrated by the fact that our employees were involved in the design of the office space. We believe that the horizontally designed building will allow for the team to be ‘closer’ to each other which translates into collaboration, new ideas and innovation. The building’s technology will also help us to collaborate with people who are not at the office at the same time.”