The Červený Dvůr Residence is an apartment building located in Malešice, Prague and completed in March 2018. The building sits near the K Červenému Dvoru and Pod Třebešínem crossroad amongst the villas of the first Republic in this quiet city district.
The architects from the MS team included Veronika Opletalová, Michal Šourek and Alexandr Verner who used modern architectural forms whilst respecting the character of the surrounding buildings and area. Červený Dvůr has three regular floors followed by recessed fourth and fifth floors with terraces, which provides an elegant and welcoming appearance to the building. The materiality of the residence at its base formally follows neighbouring villas – by using white and light grey on the first three floors and darker colours on two upper floors the materiality works with the layers of the building. The building is framed by a varied garden which includes a large century old Lebanese cedar tree – a memory of the previous Baroque house, after which the new building is also named.
The building offers 15 generously sized 2 to 6 room apartments, with sizes ranging from 71 to 188 square meters with car parking available in the basement. Terraces, balconies and large windows provide ample daylight to the interiors of all apartments. A passive energy and heat recovery system delivers an energy efficient and comfortable internal environment and a new generation heat pump is used to heat hot water, using heat from the exhaust air of the apartments. The generated "waste heat" is thus "recycled" increasing the building’s sustainability and reducing its carbon footprint.
The Červený Dvůr residence received the prestigious CraftEdu award for an apartment building in the passive standard in the Construction of the Year 2020 competition. The new building also gained 3rd place in the category of small-scale residential projects in the 22nd year of the prestigious Best of Realty competition. The jury was impressed by the sensitive architectural solution respecting the surrounding buildings in addition to the use of environmentally friendly technologies for the operation of new residential buildings.