My long-term dream has always been to have a headquarters for our team. A place where we can come together, collaborate, and achieve great things!
A place that we can fit to our needs and wishes, a place that has cozy interiors and a comfortable garden. A place where our people feel good. Also, the very name “Keen Software House” suggests that we should have a “house”!
I believe that what surrounds us has an impact on what we create. If there are ugly things around you, you are more likely to produce low-quality products. If you are instead surrounded by inspiration, you are more likely to produce beautiful things. We should be raising our standards, not stagnating or declining.
Last year we were finally able to achieve this goal. We finally found a property in Prague that has all the attributes we need, the beautiful 18th Century villa, Oranžérie.
Since then, together with architects and a construction company, we were able to fit it to our dreams. We were very fortunate that the project went according to plan, despite having to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic.
I want to give a big thanks to Olga Afanasjeva (COO at GoodAI), who led the entire renovation project from both a design and project management perspective. Olga made sure that every detail was thought through and created a beautiful and practical environment that will encourage our teams to flourish.
Oranžérie has 1000 square meters, with a 2000 square meter garden, a garage, and a large conference room. We have our own gym, a fully fitted kitchen, a fireplace, and a garden hang-out spot complete with grills for summer barbeques!
This month we finally moved in. The teams at Keen Software House and GoodAI are getting used to this new place.
Oranžérie has quite an interesting history – you can read more on its website: www.Oranzerie.cz