The new buildings on the Barrandovské terraces will open this fall

The new buildings on the Barrandovské terraces will open this fall

The new buildings on the Barrandovsky terraces will open this fall< /p> Tour of the reconstructed Barrandovské terraces, June 21, 2023, Prague. Historical building.

Prague – Two new buildings built on Barrandovské terraces will open this fall. They will include 61 apartments intended for rent. At the same time, the reconstruction of Max Urban's historic building continues. The exterior should also be finished in the fall, and the interior repairs should continue for another 12 to 18 months. Journalists were informed about this today by representatives of the construction company and architects during a tour of the premises. The investor did not say how much the entire construction and reconstruction cost.

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New buildings on the Barrandovský terraces will open this fall

The new buildings on the Barrandovský terraces will open this fall

Nové buildings on the Barrandovských terraces will open this fall

The new buildings on the Barrandovsky terraces will open this autumn< /p>

According to the earlier considerations of Jaromír Hrdlička, former associate of the investor and owner of Barrandovské terras Michalis Dzikosov, the construction and reconstruction in 2016 should have cost 200 to 500 million crowns.

“Our effort was to build on the architectural, social and aesthetic quality of the place. The key problem was the material connection of the new buildings to the construction of the original restaurant by the architect Urban, which is at the center of gravity of the area and its observation tower is its dominant feature. As part of our architectural proposal, we they responded to this fact by creating two buildings, which are intentionally shaped differently, like a trapezoid and a wavy line, but both buildings respect the level of the cornice of the existing restaurant building,” explained Ladislav Kuba, one of the two architects who developed the project for the two new buildings.

On the southern side of the area above the outdoor terraces, there is an ace-shaped two-storey building with apartments, which in shape and height copies the original edge of the outdoor terraces. It will have 16 apartments with layouts of 2+kk, 4+kk and 6+kk. The dark silver modern building in the shape of a trapezoid in the northern part will, similarly to the ace-shaped building, serve as accommodation. It will have a total of 45 apartments with layouts ranging from 1+kk to 4+kk.

At the same time as the construction of new buildings, work also began in 2018 to save the building of the original architect Max Urban. Currently, the exterior renovation is almost complete. “The main work took place on the facades of the historic building, where new plastering was carried out. Before determining the final layer of the facade, a number of steps were taken in the search for the most suitable material that would correspond to the original appearance of the building and at the same time be feasible today,” said Ondřej Kukral, the architect responsible for the reconstruction of historical buildings. During the reconstruction, the builders increased it by another floor, after completion there should be a restaurant.

The undulating structure also encroaches on the location of the former Trilobit bar. It was closed in 1982 and burned to the ground in 2001.

The functionalist building of the Barrandovské teras began operation in 1929 and in the 1930s became the center of Prague's cream of the crop. The complex was built by businessman Václav Maria Havel, father of former president Václav Havel. He was supposed to be inspired by the Cliff House in Maine, USA, which he visited during his trips overseas. The drawings of the Barrandovské terraces were drawn up by the functionalist architect and former filmmaker Max Urban. The project included a restaurant, a cafe, a modern swimming pool with a diving tower, and in the immediate vicinity there were ten tennis courts, a volleyball court and a sandy beach. German officers. In 1952, the company was nationalized and was mainly used for the recreation of communist functionaries. Three years after nationalization, the pool had to be closed due to the rock massif sliding. In 1988, the entire complex was declared a cultural monument. After the revolution, the Barrandovské terraces returned to the Havel family, but the space only continued to deteriorate. Since 2001, it has been owned by entrepreneur Michalis Dzikos, who began the new construction and renovation of the premises in 2016.