The building is interesting, inter alia, in that it will cover the existing heat exchanger structure of Tepelné hospodářství Hradec Králové that will remain functional. The earlier placement of the exchanger structure to this location was inappropriate from an architectural point of view.
The administration building will swallow a heat exchanger structure
The new administration building, designed by Vítězslav Táborský and Aleš Jeřábek from AIR architectonic studio, will fit in with the neighbouring buildings. “The heat exchanger structure is a blot on the location. It will remain fully functional and keep supplying heat to the neighbouring buildings, but it will become a part of an architecturally well-done property, which makes the construction more complicated,” says Jakub Havlíček, an attorney-at-law and partner in the law firm HAVLÍČEK & PARTNERS, advokátní kancelář. The operation of the heat exchanger structure will not be disrupted during construction.
The building follows the First-Republic Orlovna located in its close vicinity. “The concept of our building is based on Orlovna, in particular the height and mass of the structure. The goal of the architectonic task was to ensure that the building aptly fits into its surroundings. To this end, we held long and constructive negotiations with conservationists and reflected their substantive comments so that we would build on the conceptual plans by Václav Placák, the architect of Orlovna, from the 1930s. At the same time, our new building will become a counterweight to the Youth Centre,” describes Jakub Havlíček.