Ian Bryan Architects designed a 14 storey tower in Walter Jinonice Development that will act as a visual focal point and landmark for the whole development. The incredible tower ideally inclined towards highway is to expose the visual connection to the public, and also to minimize overshadow to the surrounding buildings.
The residential tower is wrapped in perforated envelope which to serve as noise buffer from the highway. Most of public space visually and physically opened to lower level where the outdoor activities take place, and become a new lively urban room.
+ Architect’s statement, Ian Bryan Architects
This 40 000m2 proposal includes the new public square and adjacent residential, office, retail and hotel functions.
The square which will have direct links to the Jinonice Metro station is designed as the public focus and commercial hub of the Walter masterplan.
A 14 storey residential tower in the corner of the square acts as a landmark and provides a visual link to the smaller transport ‘hub’ square at the southern end of the masterplan. The original 1930s Walter building is retained and converted to retail and commercial use with an additional floor added. A 200 room hotel defines the western edge of the square.
The square is intended as a vibrant place, full of activity with the ground floors given over to shops, cafes and restaurants which will overflow on to the square in the summer months.
+ Project credits
Project: Walter Jinonice Development
Type: Public square, residential, office, retail, and hotel
Design Architect: Ian Bryan Architects – Ian Bryan, Edo Trembulak, Peter Hricovec, Ondrej Rys, Sarka Kubankova
Cooperation: Helene Novak, Jan Linhart
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Client: Red Group
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+ Architecture Lab – Building with residential tower in Prague by Ian Bryan Architects