FTMO Offices – Prague

  • Client FTMO,
  • size 12,917 sqft
  • Year 2022
  • Location Prague, Czech Republic,
  • Industry Financial / Investments,
  • YUAR architects worked to create a forward-thinking office space to match the culture and vision of FTMO in Prague, Czech Republic.

    As a result of its rapid growth, FTMO had outgrown its previous office in a very short time. FTMO felt not only the need for a bigger space, but their existing office no longer represented its innovative and progressive identity.

    FTMO found their new home in the upper floors of Quadrio building with a panorama view of the Prague city centre and its National Theatre. As FTMO is operating worldwide mainly online, they needed a physical space that is both representative and reflects the tech-savvy culture of their young and dynamic employees. The office space is reinvented into a social space where co-workers become friends; where the meeting rooms turn into poker rooms, the conference stage turns into a meeting zone for after-work events.

    The space is very forthright and open, subdivided by multi-purpose space-dividers with lockers and greenery. A new concept design for SCRUM meetings is introduced here with a semi-private, semi-open meeting booth.

    The utmost concern for both, client and designers, was to reduce the carbon footprint of construction and materials in use. The original wooden floor remains in corridors and social zones where possible. Glazed partitions where dismantled and reused to respond to the needs of the new floorplan.
    The colors and materials are in a sleek anthracite and natural wood tones, paired with high-end audiovisual equipment. In a state-of-the-art podcast room, they are streaming the latest trends on fintech out into the world.

    Traders are known for never going to sleep, and neither does their new office.

    Design: YUAR architects
    Design Team: Lukáš Janáč, Martina Zachariášová, Christine Lessenko, Jan Dvořák, Gregory Speck, Tomáš Livnanský, Anna Šlapáková
    Photography: David Kraus, Radek Ulehla