NÚKIB Campus
Brno

17 456 m2
2019
competition proposal, 2nd prize

team:

Linda Boušková, Norbert Obršál, Daniel Struhařík, Václav Mihola, Jiří Slánský, Petra Mlýnková, Natálie Ivkovičová, Chloé Boudet, Lýdia Šušlíková

National Cyber and Information Security Agency

The concept of the NUKIB Campus building is based on the “internet corporation atmosphere” but keeping its seriousness of the national agency environment at the same time. Extensive landscaping co-creates a representative outdoor environment suitable for such an internationally recognized institution while offering a working environment of the highest quality.

The three individual wings, growing directly from the main core of the building, divide the premises into 4 different “gardens”, each of its own character reflecting unique operations in the area.

Entrance garden is defined by the Mathonova Street and the eastern wing of the building together with designed agora. The entrance consists of educational space for the public, the parking area and a temporary park which is adjacent to the agora.

Conference garden is situated in the north-east of the premises. This garden is closely connected with the modular hall and spacious conference room.

Relaxing garden together with the designed biotope is situated in the north-west of the premises. This garden acts as the main resting area for employees and is closely connected to the adjacent canteen.

Gaming garden is situated in the south-west of the premises. This garden is mainly designed as a children playground of nearby kindergarten, secondly as a place for bouldering.

The green roof of the whole building acts as a fifth garden overlooking the skyline of Brno. This garden is designed for the sports activities of the employees.

Such a concept using individual wings enables a healthy environment to be kept on the premises of the building. Each office has its own view of the gardens and a substantial portion of daylight coming inside is guaranteed. There are clusters of laboratories, storage rooms, monitoring rooms, server rooms, technical and utility rooms situated in the central tract of the building. Relaxing rooms, kitchenettes, copy points and display boards of each department are situated between those clusters. Altogether, these spaces are creating a creative hub without the need for a corridor.

Centres of the individual departments with meeting rooms, a kitchenette and a loggia are situated in the rear parts of the wings. Communal spaces and sanitary facilities are situated in the main cores. The façade of the whole building is intended to be as compact and uniform as possible. Horizontal cladding is completed with vertical railing, altogether acting as a shading device, which is preventing the building from overheat, while exhibiting the character of the building, but most importantly hiding, what is happening inside.