Can you remember what important event happened in the year 1348? Did you say Charles University was founded? Excellent. But did you also know that Dlážděná Street was founded at the same time? It is located in Prague’s historical Nové Město, or New Town, which is on the list of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. Come and take a look and the historical legacy will breathe on you every step of the way as you slowly stroll to your new home.
The palace on Dlážděná Street comes from the end of the 19th century and was built according to plans from the architect Václav Sigmund, who is also behind, for example, the famous Na Kocandě building in Prague’s Old Town. The buildings that architect Sigmund designed bore elements of the Neorenaissance style, and this building is no different. The originally four-storey block of flats has undergone reconstruction many times, the most extensive of which taking place in the 1920s. The architects Lampl and Fuchs designed an additional floor and an elevator was built in the building back in 1923. Unfortunately, the reconstruction in the 1950s brought about an insensitive transformation into offices. The future extensive reconstruction implemented by PSN will return the building to its residential use and Palác Dlážděná will come alive with the stories of its new inhabitants.
The extraordinarily expansive nine-axial street-front facade is symmetrically composed with an axially-situated entrance and shallow side bays. The stylistically pure, high quality architectural form has a rich decorations inspired by Neorenaissance elements. These include semi-columns in the shape of caryatids, profiled cornices, pediments, ornamental friezes and garlands. The ground level opens to Dlážděná Street with glazed arcades; the access to the courtyard is decorated with an Ionian order of pilasters. The building, inspired by palace buildings, documents a quality architectural manifestation and represents the architecture of a stylistically refined Neorenaissance block of flats.
In cooperation with architect Jakub Cigler’s architectural studio, PSN has prepared a project for the complete reconstruction and revitalisation of the building. The sensitive restoration of the Neorenaissance architecture will be complemented by an elegant mansard roof with a modern detail of large windows. The street-front façade will be cleaned of unsuitable alterations and completely renovated, new casement windows will be installed and modern display cases for the retail units will be implemented. The architects designed the courtyard facade in a more daring and modern style and modern style. The used modern French windows, spacious balconies and scenic terraces, a garden for relaxation and a partially underground garage. Entrance to the building offers comfort and safety thanks to the new reception. The common spaces will be finely decorated with regard to the craftsmanship of our ancestor’s stucco work. The private wellness centre, which you can easily access using the modern elevator, will be equipped with a sauna and body-training machines, allowing you to escape from the everyday hustle and bustle.
The carefully designed layouts of the flats respect historic values, while allowing comfortable modern amenities. It was the wish of PSN and its architect, Jakub Žoha, to combine workmanship with modern detail. This will include, for example, the renovation of the historical lining of the casement windows. The interior and entrance panel doors will be replicas of the originals with security features. Some of the selected historical items will even be carefully renovated and kept in the building. The open layout is joined by natural parquet floors. In the bathrooms you can choose from a variety of tiling from the Villeroy & Boch and Graniti Fiandre ceramics producers. The fittings were selected from Laufen and Laufen by Kartel, Hansgrohe, PMH and Villeroy & Boch. Even the smallest units feature storage space and small details like niches in the showers for cosmetics.
The building’s technical facilities are 21st century state-of-the-art. You can look forward to garage parking for cars, a modern elevator to all the floors and the ventilation of all the units with fresh air and the use of heat recovery. The building’s energy balance will be improved by the insulation of the courtyard façade and the use of a combination of triple-glazed and double-glazed windows throughout the entire building. Selected units will have air conditioning.
Let the elegance of the design from the pen of the studio Jakub Cigler Architekti enchant you and accept our invitation for a Nespresso coffee in the completed show flat.