melon hotel karlín

new hotel

New hotel on the corner gap site in a typical Prague street block. more

This building responds to the tradition of houses with a regular pattern of windows typical for this neighbourhood. By its white plaster, it should graciously adopt the character of streets of Karlín and add a new element to it. The new development, positioned on the border of Pobřežní, should sensitively continue the old street fabric. The building’s corner is accentuated by a part that does not step back behind the front facade. Plat-bands on each storey make the facades finely vibrate. Structural heights of stories and the sizes of guestrooms allow using a smaller façade scale. The building is multi-purpose; each function relates to the hotel operation. It has one underground and nine aboveground stories (only seven to Thámova). The two top partly glazed stories step back behind the line of a standard façade. Hotel entry – social areas are designed on the ground floor. An entrance lobby is entered from the corner connected to the reception with turnstiles separating the public and residential areas. The entry area contains a cafeteria. The offices and amenities for the hotel administration are on the ground floor, too. Residents are taken through the turnstiles to the staircase and two lifts. Their shafts run through the entire building, i.e. through the basement and the aboveground stories. Another staircase in the east part of the hotel is designed as a service one. Guestrooms are situated on typical stories (1st – 6th floor); they are entered from the U-shaped central corridor leading through the entire building. On the reduced stories (7th – 8th), the layout concept is just modified compared with the typical stories. Larger guestrooms primarily designed as accessed are designed facing the streets. A terrace (not allowed for human traffic) is conceived in front of these rooms on the 7th storey. Habitable terraces are designed at both ends of the virtual letter ´U´. A car park, technology rooms, and other hotel utility rooms are designed in the basement.

  • addressPobřežní 64
    Praha 8 - Karlín
  • year2012
  • investorTOLLESON a.s.
  • design teamRichard Doležal, Ľubomíra Gallová, Jan Holna, David Macháček
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