Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech RepublicConstruction period
03/2005 – 01/2006Type of construction
OfficeScope of services
The most interesting part of the extension is the glazed gallery.
This project involved reconstruction of a historic villa located in the centre of town, very close to the Grand Theatre. The building houses the Embassy of the Czech Republic.
The architectural design of the reconstruction combines very sensitively the original historical features – sandstone architraves, window replicas, the original main entrance door etc. with modern architectonic features. Modern materials were used in the construction of the extension – glass, aluminium, steel and stone; for example the wall tiling of the facade is made of Chinese granite. The most interesting part of the extension is the glazed gallery, about 35 m long. The interior of the building is very contemporary; it emphasizes primarily illumination and open space and uses particularly glass, steel and wood.
A unique feature: glass beams glued together without using steel joints. All joints are only glass-to-glass. It is only the third structure of this type in Europe.