Completion of gap site on Čelákovice main square
Completion of the square was included in an ambitious plan to revitalize the city centre of Čelákovice, a town in Central Bohemia.
The project included extensive changes of the square's entire parterre and its immediate surroundings.
Project preparation and subsequent execution was preceded by a repeated tender for an investor and an urban and mass design proposal.
Several bidders competed.
The winning, implemented project, proposed a design for a residential complex with retail and service space.
This proposal came up with a sensitive solution to the closure of the southern part of the square and designed the surroundings of the gap site.
After years of endless discussions, the implemented project contributed to the creation of the Čelákovice city centre square.
The project also included revitalization of the small municipal park.
The urban design of the gap site building respects historical development of the city and fits in well between the surrounding low-rise buildings.
The selected scale and building capacity allowed to maintain the character of the existing buildings, including the landmark of the Town Hall tower.
The ground plan of the building is L-shaped.
This way, a rest area with a park in the courtyard was created, shielded from the square.
This area has a pedestrian passage leading into the park.
Another design was the solitary apartment building oriented more towards greenery which completes the whole urban area.
The building's square facing corner is one retreating storey higher and creates a natural landmark of the complex, without competing with the City Hall tower.
The architectural design of the four-storey buildings is based on the simple principle of vertically shifted blocks copying the terrain.
They are made out of different materials and, thus, underline the structure of individual sections of the building.
A Baumit plaster is widely applied on the facades in combination with cladding in the parterre.
A differently coloured plaster with horizontal profiling is applied on the facade of the square-facing retreating storey, distinguishing the last floor from the others and, at the same time, creating the impression of fine surface.
Systemic silicate tinted plasters in three colours, put on the contact insulation made out of mineral fibre, were chosen as basic facade material.
White colour was chosen for the building's main masses, light brown colour is used on the overhanging parts at the end of the blocks and gray colour is applied on the square-facing retreating storey of the infill building.
Other facade elements are the following: gray coloured Cembonit board cladding in the parterre, compact railing panels from Max in brown, combined with green glass panels.
Door panels and window frames are wooden, light brown.
Aluminium shop windows and doors are gray in non-residential spaces and at the entrances to the building.
The load-bearing structure of the building is made out of monolithic reinforced concrete in combination with brickwork.