World's Coolest Offices: Best Use of Nature

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Third Runner Up: Chamber of Commerce in Ljubljana, Slovenia

For the first major renovation to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry office in Ljubljana, Slovenia, the government contacted a local architecture and design firm, Sadar + Vuga. When the work ended, a new façade adorned the building—a tangle of crisscrossing green beams covering tall glass windows. Inside the building, a dull green light shrouds the upper floor, which is enveloped by the screens. The effect feels like walking inside a fibrous plant. (Continued)