Praga. Czech Republic

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BoHo Hotel

GCA architects

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An interesting exercise in architectural rehabilitation and renovation. It was undertaken to house a hotel in a listed building in the centre of the city of Prague.
The refurbished building is situated on Senovazna Street No. 4 of Prague, very near the historic Astronomical Clock Square in the centre of the city. It dates from 1911 and stands between party walls, with a C-shaped ground plan that generates a courtyard in its interior. Throughout its history the building has been subjected to several reforms. It lastly housed some offices. The project converts the building into a 4-star hotel with 57 rooms, bar, restaurant and wellness zone.
In regards to the architectural project, the conditions imposed by the National Heritage Institute of the city of Prague forced the protection of several elements and the recovery of others which had been lost over time. For this reason, and after an exhaustive search for graphic information, the bottom part of the main façade has been rebuilt, using painted wood as the principal material and working hand in hand with expert artisan carpenters in order to achieve the reinterpretation of the wooden Art-Nouveau-style shop windows that are so characteristic of the city.
All the external windows in the existing floors have retained their original design, which includes the composition and final image of the frames. The internal panelling of the windows in the rooms has also been restored according to the prescriptions of the National Heritage Institute. The internal stairs and iron handrails have also been conserved given their heritage listing. The existing steps, together with the continuous terrazzo mosaic of the landings, have been restored by a local expert.
The internal courtyard has been opened up by demolishing the roof that had been put over this space by the previous tenant at first-floor level in order to design a covered outdoor space for the enjoyment of the clients throughout the year. This is why the formal solution employed was that of creating a glazed structure with a lightweight appearance. This point is key in the project, as the majority of rooms give on to this unique space which gives the project its character.
The furniture, decorative lamps and all soft furnishings were chosen on the basis of a colour palette of dark brown, neutral blue and ochre, also combining wood and aged iron.

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Localización Location: Praga. Czech Republic. Arquitectura e interiorismo Architecure and interiorism: GCA Architects (Antonio Puig, arquitecto socio). Arquitecto director Architect Director: Patricia Aragón. Arquitecto local Local Architect: Qarta. Project Manager Project Manager: Max –e. Asesores Advisors: Globally Solutions. Ingenierías Engineerings: PGI, Strob, IA2- Acoustic & Audiovisual Engineering, S.L. (acústica) y VCN (telecomunicaciones). Constructora General Contractor: Subterra y Codecsa Constructora. Ejecución Completion: Diciembre 2015. Fotografía Photography: Adrià Goula.
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