Corso I Karlin

Corso I Karlin

Architect
Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
Location
Prague, Czech Republic
Project Year
2000
Category
Offices

Corso I Karlin

Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura as Architects

As occurs in many european cities, former industrial buildings have lost their original purpose and must be transformed to accommodate other uses. This is the case of corso, an office block that forms part of an ambitious development plan for the entire Karlin district. We wanted to modernize a quarter without depriving it of its historical roots: Corso is an example of a former industrial building which has been transformed into a modern, efficient work center. The original building has been preserved and its base renovated. The new roof is of glass, and red stucco arcades highlight the composition of the existing ground floor. The aim here is to maintain a dialogue between light and shadow, solidity and transparency; between the language of classical architecture and modern materials.


Program project for the transformation of an industrial nave into an office block. Client real estate karlin Gross area 7,000 m2


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