komerční banka (bank)

modification of the portal of the bank headquarters

The building on a distinct corner in the immediate vicinity of the Powder Tower and other exceptional buildings in the city centre was insufficiently presented in its external appearance as the Komerční banka Headquarters. more

The alteration furnished the building with architectonic details corresponding regarding material and style to the existing building. It was not simply a question of attaching the company's logo onto the building, but rather contributing to elevating the entire architecture to a higher level regarding both quality and style while respecting the unambiguous architectural qualities of the bank building. We consider the Headquarters to be the main building of Komerční banka as an institution, as the flagship with a pair of masts on the forecastle bordering the ship's name written in gilded letters on the bow. The demarcation of other entrances by awnings spotlighted for routine and gala events accentuates the communicative and representational qualities of the bank building. The architectonic finishing is designed using fine materials (predominantly bronze-plated steel patinated with wax and locally gilded) and to the highest technical standard of workmanship of individual elements, lighting, and artistic furnishing of the building. The building was awarded the Grand Prix Obce architektů (the Society of Czech Architects) in the category Architectural Design and Small-size Pieces of Architecture.

  • addressNa Příkopě 33
    Prague 1 - Staré Město
  • year1996
  • investorKB a.s.
  • design teamPetr Burian, Richard Doležal, Jiří Hejda, Petr Malinský, Gabriela Šatrová
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