Prague 7

New Town Hall Prague 7

International competition – 2nd prize
Prague, Czech republic
Anne-Sereine Tremblay, Jan Kudlicka, Juan-Pablo Navaja, Lenka Homolková

The New Town Hall becomes a signal in the district, remarkable and appropriated by everybody. By a large and generous transparent groundfloor, the urban space continues through the building. CITIZEN BUILDING The cafe and the gallery on the groundfloor
welcome the citizens to the New Town Hall. It also creates a signal for the pedestrians from the street. This space is enlarged by the void created on the 2 upper floors – which express the similarity with the singular existing terraces on the last upper floors. This volume links the floors visited by the public and makes a visual connection with other functions, offering more than an offices building but a true lively building. The main entrance accessible for disabled people is located on u Pruhonu street. Two second access are located on the south
facade in the courtyard. SPATIAL GRID The existing structural grid 6×6 is maintained, the beams and columns are in place. The project proposes an alternative solution for the bracing of the building which consist in replacing the bracing walls by a new concrete core (6x*6m). This alternative allows more flexible and transparent floors. FUNCTIONALITY & FLEXIBILITY The Megafloor is organized around the free plan for all the offices and a unique technical core (stairs, lifts, shaft). To this central core is combined a utility area including small kitchen, cloackroom, copy corner, bathroom, cleaning room. The Megafloor allows the building to be flexible and adaptable in the future. To enhance the extension of the uses, and to avoid to
freeze the program functions. The terraces on the last floors are also connected to the offices offering outside spaces for the employees.