Jesenik Public Library
The town of Jesenik is located in the center of cultural and social life of the whole region and it is also a touristic center and gateway to adjacent mountains. These aspects should be seen in the design of City Hall and the Town office. We believe that by proper urban incorporation, form and use, the building could become cultural and social center of the whole region.
The house therefore doesn’t perceive only as a municipal office and an auditorium, but a clear center of cultural and social activities. Given the current situation where this function is performed by a local theater that does not meet both spatial and urban expectations.
The issue of the form we are relating to the context of the region, places and good examples of vernacular architecture. Its compactness, urban integration, formal significance corresponding to the use of the building and the construction including materials, is respecting in our proposal. At the same time, we propose modern morphology and construction techniques.
The proposal aims to create high-quality and valuable urban environment in the courtyard solved by completing a park in the northern part of the plot. Due to the different time utilization of the parking by individual parts of the building, we propose the possibility of reducing the number of parking spaces and creating more peaceful areas of the park.
The building is divided into three mass units. The first unit includes a four-storey central mass of the municipal office with the main entrance from the street School and the central area of the municipal office and cultural center. The other unit is a compact two storey building – the municipal office in the inner part of the plot. This mass is lifted to the level 2.NP on pillars. Two units of the municipal office complements the whole city hall, which is located on the south side of the parcel, with a direct link to the municipality.