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Count the Concrete Walls in This Cement Manufacturer's HQ

Carrying on in the grand tradition of building one's HQ with the company's very own product—think cargo container architecture for an Australian shipping container operation, replica rental rooms for Airbnb, and heaps of pin-worthy DIY crafts for the Pinterest headquarters—is this new Prague HQ for Cemex, which manufactures various concrete and cement mixtures. Built by Czech firm Atelier Povětroň, the sprawling, single-story office is made almost entirely from smooth (and ultra-trendy) cement plaster, with furniture built from stones collected at Cemex's quarry, and steel grid partition walls.

While so many severe elements crammed into one office space could potentially start to feel a bit, uh, prison-like, a "relaxation zone" in the form of a quirky indoor park—complete with astroturf lawns, outdoor furniture, and boulder-shaped beanbag chairs—softens the vibe and tosses in some cool office cred. Outside, there's also a real atrium and a courtyard. Architizer has the floorplans, this way.

· New Cemex Headquarters [Architizer]
· All Office Spaces posts [Curbed National]