Foreword by Architect and Designers
Our goal was to preserve the special character of historical Košíř, a village surrounded by vineyards until the second half of the 19th century. Today’s village took form in the later part of the 19th century and at the beginning of the 20th century in connection with industrial development in Smíchov. Košíř acquired the status of a town in 1896 and in 1922 was incorporated into the Prague metropolitan area.
The project site is located on the slope of protracted Vidoule Hill near Motol Stream and provides good accessibility to the centre of Prague.
We chose a type of construction that expands the existing blocks of residential buildings while preserving the existing height level.
The shape of the designed residential complex was inspired by the surrounding development. The new construction is composed of three buildings. The building at a higher elevation is lower in height and faces Slávy Horníka St. The taller building is on Musílkova St. The block is enclosed by a dominant corner building facing Tůmova St., which expands into the square.
The street facades are structured and furnished with loggia.
The basement holds a parking garage with an exit onto Musílkova St. The interior layout is extremely important, and optimal furnishings have been verified in drawings. With an awareness of the great significance greenery has today, front gardens were added to the ground floor units, terraces on the highest floors.
Ing. Tomáš Šantavý, architect
Ing. Jiří Kalinec, designer
Ing. Karel Vácha, designer