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main point karlin

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The building was awarded the title Best Office and Business Development of 2012 at MIPIM; it is the first LEED Platinum certified development in the Central Europe. more

Location – – The site’s position is unique within the context of its surroundings. The same as the opposite Danube House establishes a stem to the River City Prague new development, the Main Point Karlín building will close and by its dominant stem crown the stout block starting with the Hilton hotel. – The building will soon become a landmark on the axis of Rohanské nábřeží (embankment) visible from afar. This wedge sandwiched between the ultramodern, even monumental structure of the Danube House and the fragmented fabric of old Karlín does not contravene with any of the parties. Fine curves of the facades open to pedestrians walking over the footbridge and provide a quiet plaza at the entrance to the passage. Exterior – By its curved course, the strongly plastic facade offers an interesting and variable exterior. This expression is unmistakable, clearly distinguished from unified flat glazed facades, distinctively different from facades of other buildings in its vicinity. Vertical strips (including their colour) turn into the project’s distinct visual logo. – Thanks to French windows, the building offers its occupants unique views to Prague from the interior. Interior layout – Organic forms allow a rather flexible use of the offices. There is always an entry from a circulation core (accommodating utility rooms – toilets, kitchenettes, cleaning rooms, archives, etc.) to the centre of the widest part of the building. The narrowest part of the plan (ca 14 – 16 m) tapers to a classical three-winged scheme with the middle section containing meeting rooms and circulation areas. – This layout allows renting out entire floors – with a reception situated at any core – as well as divide floors to units – max. ca 2 units per a vertical core (creating units from 250 to 300 square meters large). – The continuous façade curve allows placing good-quality workplaces along its entire perimeter. The façade is modulated according to the arrangement of workplaces. These modules can be partitioned and thus used as required – from cell offices through combined to open plan ones – tailored to tenant needs. MEP – building environment -- The building environment meeting a higher standard will be maintained using suspended ceiling-mounted induction units – compared with regular fan coils they do not need electrical wiring to ventilators, discharge of the condensate; the whole system is more comfortable – quieter with lower air velocity. Mounting these units below suspended ceilings is ideal regarding natural ventilation – cooled air gravitates down, and obnoxious draughts do not occur. – Lighting supports the overall form of the building by its shape – radially positioned linear light fixtures are always perpendicular to the facade providing optimal lighting by direct and indirect light to each workplace. – Each office area is fitted with a raised floor containing power and data wiring modified as per user needs. – Modulation of designed MEP systems allows broad flexibility of spatial layout/partitioning of offices – according to tenant requirements.

  • addressPobřežní 333/26
    Praha 8 - Karlín
  • year2012
  • investorMain Point Karlin a.s.
  • design teamJiří Hejda, Jiří Chlumský, Lenka Kadrmasová, Jindřich Ševčík
  • collaborationRichard Doležal, Petr Malinský, Robin Müller
  • photographs/visualizationsFilip Šlapal
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