- Architects: Atelier Hoffman
- Location: Kolonie 411, 252 66 Libčice nad Vltavou, Czech Republic
- Lead Architect: Patrik Hoffman
- Space: 886.zero m2
- Mission Yr: 2018
- Images: BoysPlayNice
- Co Authors: Ing.arch. Simona Benátská In collaboration with: MgA. Matyáš Švejdík , Ing.arch. Rudolf Pástor. Ing.arch. Tomáš Havlíček
- Consumer: Pelupro s.r.o.
Textual content description equipped by way of the architects. The Brownfield (Drátovny a Šroubárny n.p. commercial property) used to be established in 1872 by way of the Prague Affiliation of Ironworks close to the Prague – Dresden railway line by way of the Vltava river. It considerably influenced the improvement of the close by municipalities and has left a substantial mark in this locality, giving it a novel persona and atmosphere. Up to now, greater than 1600 other folks lived and labored right here; in this day and age it’s not up to 100, even supposing there’s virtually the whole lot right here: housing, railway, technical infrastructure, river, grown timber and, at first, genius loci.
The boiler space stands subsequent to the already renovated Coal-Grinding Mill to which it used to be attached for operational causes. It represents some other necessary mission of the sluggish regeneration of all of the property. The structures in query are a few of the oldest portions of the property and assist to create its genius loci. Because of this we made the verdict to regard the mission with recognize and attention, to keep the structures and steer clear of any important adjustments, even supposing it’s not conceivable to present them again their unique purposes. Our function used to be to discover a new use for them and, on the identical time, keep the standard of the prevailing structure and urbanism and honor the truth that we’re in the course of an commercial property with a just about 150-year custom.
The mission considerations two, interconnected structures. The development of the older northern a part of the boiler space with wood trusses dates again to round 1880. In 1921, following an building up in manufacturing, a more recent boiler space with basement and steel roof framework used to be added to it. In the similar 12 months, a water tank used to be constructed onto the chimney which goes to at the present time. After 1991 the structures have been used as a warehouse and a storage for electrical platform vehicles. In 2002 they stopped getting used altogether and fell into disrepair.
We didn’t make any really extensive adjustments to the spatial association and urbanism of where. There used to be landscaping performed, a part of that have been the newly constructed paved roads adopted by way of planting timber and lawns. Between the Coal-Grinding Mill and the Boiler Area, a pedestrian boulevard used to be constructed main from the primary property street in opposition to the river. Our function used to be to keep the construction, rid it of all incorrect alterations performed previously and provides it again its unique commercial persona in order that its historical serve as stays visual even after the renovation. We additionally sought after to streamline the format and adapt the construction to serve its new serve as. The fundamental form of the home, its tectonics and quantity remained in large part unchanged. The brick cladding used to be restored the use of unique bricks.
The architectural design, the format, and the technical resolution have been created with reference to the desired flexibility of use, a long-term sustainability of the construction, and in addition to be able to the truth that the property used to be hit by way of a flood in 2002. On the very starting, we outlined the long run use of the construction as a multifunctional showroom for cultural, company and social occasions with an ambition to change into the center of the long run arts & tradition district current in a symbiotic courting with conventional crafts and technological inventions.
The multifunctional corridor is located within the southern a part of the Boiler Area. The northern a part of the Boiler Area has been rebuilt to change into a normal eating place; alternatively, it’s recently used most commonly for catering all the way through occasions. The basement supplies different amenities with a chance of getting a peek into the previously inaccessible smoke flues and the chimney itself. For the following section, we’re making plans on integrating the railway siding into the property’s delivery machine and the use of the prevailing pipeline bridge as a scenic course for walkers connecting the renovated portions with the but undeveloped house within the northern nook of the brownfield. We additionally intend to incorporate charging issues for electrical vehicles and bicycles.