October 13, 2020

Safe office in Varso Place

The Varso Place mixed-use development is among the first projects of this scale in Europe to become precertified against WELL, a scheme focusing on the impact of buildings on human well-being. Here is a set of sensible built-in solutions making the buildings perfectly suited for safe office work in times of the pandemic.

We’ve designed a number of architectural, technological and building management solutions at Varso 1 and Varso 2, which are already in operation, as well as Varso Tower, which are under construction, to ensure the highest level of safety to their users.

  1. Contactless solutions in common areas
  • automated revolving doors
  • virtual access cards for mobile phones
  • contactless turnstiles in the lobby
  • lift call system at the access gate
  • visitor cards replaced with QR codes
  • car park access with automatic registration number recognition
  1. Architecture designed for social distancing
  • spacious lobby
  • easily accessible and marked staircases
  • protective screens at reception desks
  • green roofs and terraces available to employees
  • internal staircases connecting several office floors (optional)
  1. Safe commute to office
  • 750 bike stalls
  • dedicated entrances, locker rooms and showers for cyclists
  1. Above-standard fresh air supply
  • more frequent cleaning of HVAC systems
  • pivoting windows or panels in the facade
  • no air recirculation
  • UV light disinfection of air handling units
  • humidity maintained at 40%
  1. Additional health and safety procedures
  • frequent cleaning of common areas
  • hand disinfection areas
  • on-screen information about office safety procedures

We also offer additional contactless solutions for individual tenant offices, e.g. automated entrance doors and doors to main circulation routes, motion- and presence-sensor lights, etc.

We also recommend our Symbiosy platform to client. Based on a system of sensors in the workspace it collect data on air temperature, CO2 levels and humidity allowing for better control of the conditions employees work in. Depending on its configuration, Symbiosy can also help in following office traffic flow, room occupancy rates and tracking distance between people, as well as ensure contactless movement within the building.