In 1912 the city builder Anton Möller completed a factory for earthenware and fireclay goods as a branch of the company of brothers Böttcher in Varnsdorf. The building has a progressive reinforced concrete structure, was electrified and connected to a railway siding. In 2007 brewing beer with the logo of Tomcat (Kocour) was started.
The subject of the proposal is a conversion of the former ceramics space into a social hall. THE MAIN IDEA OF THE SOLUTION IS THE REHABILITATION OF THE TECHNICAL MONUMENT - CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION FROM 1912 - AND ITS INTRODUCTION IN A NEW TECHNICAL AND OPERATING FUNCTION.
In the original ceramics space there was a pair of damaged "H" columns, which was replaced by rods - a free space for a hall with a capacity of 250 persons was created. The space of the hall is two-storey with an inserted gallery, a dance floor, a space for music production and lectures with social, hygienic and technical facilities of the small brewery. The hall is accessible through the foyer where a steel footbridge made of glass-concrete blocks with a light ramp illuminating the bottle wall with the Kocour logo was installed. The logo is welcoming incoming guests. The foyer is operationally connected with the brewery restaurant. The interior of the hall is materially designed in an industrial atmosphere - concrete structures are completed with black iron galleries, railing from wire mesh, staircase with perforated Kocour logo. The floor is made of fireclay brick, smooth concrete and oak parquet and tear plate on the gallery. In the designed space there are two bars with different atmosphere - the taproom is accentuated by "endless barley field", the upper bar is a digital display of beer bottles with a view of the brewery. The ceilings of both bars consist of suspended beer coasters of local beers. The hall is illuminated by factory windows and factory lighting, complemented by an orientation system with an industrial yellow-black hatch motif.