035 >>> Urban development „Area Bory“
year >>> 2008
type >>> mixed - use / dwelling + retail + office
location >>> Kaplířova ulice, Pilsen, CZ (EU)
client >>> InterCora, spol. s.r.o.
team >>> Tomáš Král, Jiří Michálek, Irena Šebová, Růžena Vicherová, Miroslav Petr / KB Král s.r.o.
cooperation >>> Jiří Štěpánek / KB Král s.r.o.
(my) position >>> team leader
site area >>> 42 100 m2
date >>> 10 / 2008 - 12 / 2008 preliminary study
status >>> ongoing

There are some fourteen-storey housing towers from 1960s built along the ring-shaped street at the south border of Pilsen, at the point of the sharp boundary between the town and “Bory Gardens”. In spite of contemporary contempt for prefabs, we´ll try to link to the initial principle of the build-up area. We transform to the client´s plots a lay-out of housing towers turned toward the broad city gardens.  The newly proposed towers don´t overreach the old ones with their height. We densify the towers with inferior houses in contrary to the original “far-between” urbanism (urban lay-out). The common “socle” serves as parking. We shift the buildings to the north edge of the site area, the south part of the parcel is proposed to become a collective garden primarily for the condominium inhabitants.

© 2009 Tomáš Král