The original complex of military granaries with solid industrial buildings (brownfields) was revitalized and converted to a multipurpose centre in the centre of the city. The project was interesting due to its two preliminary phases. The first one, before the conversion, had to “tear down fences” and discover this so-far inaccessible block to the citizens. To teach them come here and establish a positive relation to the place. A mix of functions typical for the centre of the city was established here with a minimal investment (shops, services, offices, surgeries, independent theatre, gallery, children’s world, market, etc.) and then the final design was produced in fact taking over all the successful functions from the “starting phase” (including the Bazilika cultural centre, the wellness and fitness centre and others.). So, the goal was completing and intensifying the city. The urban design carefully respects the structure of the existing urban block with its attributes. The passage building makes the city street to enter the “under roof” premises with all the attractions and opportunities. An interesting space will be developed on the roof of the in-built structure of the square surrounded with old and new buildings. Architecture of the work is an intersection of the already existing volumes of the revitalized buildings, the effort to establish a natural urban environment and feasibility of the development.
Title PRESTA JIŽNÍ ČECHY 2005 in the category Amenities and Industrial Buildings – Renovations
Awarded for the investor’s original generous investment initiative that was very important for the life in the town, a successful concept of regeneration of the original build-up, a cultivated and original character of architecture, technical design and quality of execution.
Appreciation in the competition for the Best Investment of the Year 2004
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ING Real Estate Development České Budějovice, s.r.o.