In January a jury panel comprised of high profile real estate experts met to shortlist three finalists in each of the award’s eight categories. More than 100 projects from 47 countries were considered. For any of the finalists, making the list is an achievement worth of recognition and Main Point Karlin’s success shows that independent, creative architecture impressed the jury. Main Point Karlin has received appreciation for its distinctive sustainable architecture and high technological level. The 10-storey building is striving to obtain Platinum, the highest level of certification in the LEED system. Main Point Karlin, with its organic curves and coloured fibreC facade elements, is already a dominant feature in the cityspace.
It uses a number of approaches in its sustainable design, among them, using the River Vltava’s water throughout the summer for building cooling, and hereby eliminating the need for compressors and chillers. Cooling is further naturally regulated by the coloured fibreC elements on the facade which are not only aesthetic but serve to reduce heat gains from sunlight penetration. The innovative shape of the building allows for a new approach to space use. The flowing glass surfaces enable the creation of premium office space in the entire building.
A well thought-out concept turns the complex into a place where well-being and functionality are top priorities. A roof garden for relaxation, a central atrium that provide s natural daylight for the offices and a specially developed heating and cooling system are only some of the numerous features which turn this building into a magic place.