Archdiocesan Museum

Archdiocesan Museum

Petr Hájek - Architekti
Olomouc, Czechia
Project Year
Ester Havlová

Archdiocesan Museum

Petr Hájek - Architekti as HŠH architekti (Petr Hájek, Tomáš Hradečný, Jan Šépka)

The Archdiocesan Museum is situated in the complex of the Premyslid Castle, a registered national landmark. In the course of designing there were respected all preserved styles from Romantic up to the start of 20th century. In the reconstructed and renovated collaged cluster of the old building there were carried out new interventions that are reduced to functionally and operatively indispensable elements. The new buildings are clearly distinguished from the original structures and they permeate the interior and exterior of the whole area. At their creation there are used three materials supporting the contrast atmosphere of the new and old - concrete, steel, and glass.


The original “old” structures are renovated in their native form, the “new” are permeated by the system of modern functions and technologies. In the old shell there are spread new steel and concrete organisms, that in time can increase, decrease or be replaced by a different internal texture for a new live.


Most distinctive intervention to the original structure is the new hall situated on fortification zone, which interconnected romanic bishoprie and capitular deanery. The second important area is an auditorium with sliding drapery susceptible tuning of acoustic.


Because our objective was to maximally rehabilitate the historic building we were trying to minimise these technical elements by using them only in the new structures. Thanks to the fact that largely the historical floors were not preserved, the majority of technology could be applied to them. On the whole ground floor and the basement there the concrete floors in which is installed not only the floor heating, but also a small collector with the main distribution system is installed here. On the top floor where there were found  precious inlaid floors there is installed a floor convector under the windows. The lighting in the whole museum is resolved in a similar way.

This project is done by HŠH architekti (Petr Hájek, Tomáš Hradečný, Jan Šépka)

Material Used :

1. Main Contractor: Unistav a.s., IMOS Brno
2. Exhibition lights: iGuzzini
3. Most of the products are custom made

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HŠH architekti (Petr Hájek, Tomáš Hradečný, Jan Šépka)
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