Nová Landhauska Apartment Building Nová Landhauska Apartment Building

Nová Landhauska Apartment Building

A functional, based on “value for money” and at the same time poetic architectural solution defines our design of the New Landhauska apartment building in Prague district of Vršovice. Mortiz Gröbe materialized his idea of paradise on earth on a hillside over Botič – villas surrounded by vineyards, magical park and one hundred years old trees. Learning from Gröbe’s traditional forms, the volumes and structures of a pair of buildings on the corner of Košická and U Vršovického nádraží streets give character to the entire area.

Projektový tým
Michal Šourek
Pavel Hřebecký
Tomáš Filgas
Simona Pacáková

A significant volume rooted in its environment contains two contrasting materials – basic and more conventional Aligoté, named after one of grape varieties originally grown in the nearby vineyard, is integrated in the structure of the street and surrounding tenement blocks thanks to its dimensions and realistic architectural concept. Aligoté provides apartments in higher medium standard.

The contrasting form of this new building – an exclusive glass prism called Pinot, exposed in its most distinct and attractive form closes the street line masterfully like a grape on the grape bush. It provides views of the vineyard, roofs of Vršovice houses and the skyline of Vyšehrad (“Upper Castle”) edge, opposite bank of the Vltava river and Dívčí hrady (Maidens' Castles) through Michle ridge and the upland over the Hostivař dam.

Rich architectural detail in case of Pinot and more modest in case o Aligoté represents a variation of the plant decor. Filigreed wrought-iron railing and subtle detail refer to the nearby vineyards and the nearby park. Three-dimensional construction of a robust façade of Aligoté follows traditional look of buildings in Vršovice, and the nature of the locality is illustrated by generous concept of standard forms.