PIANO Office Center in České Budejovice

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PIANO Office Center in České Budejovice

Contemporary Architecture Development in the Czech Republic – design by CMCARCHITECTS

18 Sep 2018

PIANO Office Center

Design: CMCARCHITECTS

Location: České Budejovice, Czech Republic

PIANO Office Center

Piano Office Center in Ceske Budejovice

Ceske Budejovice is a surprising city, with a compact historical center rich in architectural detail and quality. It is also a city with youthful energy, seeming to be as recreational as it is historical and cultural. Its Old Town is bordered to the North-East with green and parks, while its South-West edge has the confluence of two streams coming into the Vltava River. We find, therefore, Ceske Budejovice to have an inspiring, sort of quiet, dynamic – it is a place of cyclical movement energies created by a collection of trajectories – from roads, bridges, creeks/streams, parks and building clusters.

Piano Office Center in Ceske Budejovice

Piano Office Center in Ceske Budejovice

The PIANO posits itself on a primary East-West, North-South crossing, just South of the Old Town, where the urbanism transitions into solitaires and groups of objects with similar functions. Seven varied geometric lines of movement intersect, cross, collide and run parallel here, which all relate to places, points of significance, transition and axial views. This ‘phenomenology’ of place we found as a catalyst for design and volumetric ‘morphing’ of the object now called the ‘PIANO’ (originally Manes Office Center).

Piano Office Center in Ceske Budejovice Piano Office Center in Ceske Budejovice

Piano Office Center in Ceske Budejovice Piano Office Center in Ceske Budejovice

The program pre-determined for the project was an office building, and CMC’s intention was to at once express the movement energies of this place, while at the same time inventing an open, positive atmosphere for work and business. The PIANO is a ‘U’ shaped object, entered from a corner plaza, and has a well-proportioned open atrium at its geometric center. It is this duality, of exterior movement ‘dynamic’, and inward silence, that makes PIANO an interesting environment and a special place to work or do business.

Piano Office Center in Ceske Budejovice Piano Office Center in Ceske Budejovice

Piano Office Center in Ceske Budejovice Piano Office Center in Ceske Budejovice

PIANO is five floors in height and has a ‘flying’ wing roof, which screens from view all the technical installations. The ground floor has a flowing, two-level reception lobby connected to the atrium, a restaurant, a café and retail spaces. Above ground, the PIANO has approximately 9000 sqm, with below ground parking on two floors for 125 cars.

Piano Office Center in Ceske Budejovice

Piano Office Center in Ceske Budejovice

The super-structure is a reinforced concrete shell, with only four interior columns and its façades are designed as structural walls. The building systems include ceiling mounted 4-pipe fan coils, and of course an IBS system for managing its energy and climate performance. The facades are from Pearl White, insulated ALUCOBOND cassettes, with insulated, low-e double glazing and operable windows for ventilation every 2,7m office module. Internal shading is provided by translucent blinds.

Piano Office Center in Ceske Budejovice

Piano Office Center in Ceske Budejovice

PIANO Office Center, České Budejovice – Building Information

Architect: CMCARCHITECTS, Prague, Czechia/ David Richard Chisholm; Vit Maslo
Project location: České Budejovice, Czechia
Client: EXPANDIA/ Vladislav Vesely; Michal Zavesky, PhD
Project year: 2016
Completion year: 2018
Project size: 10000 sqm
Site size: 2400 sqm

Piano Office Center in Ceske Budejovice

Collaborators
Zdenek Brancuzky/ Project Engineer; Martina Chisholm/ Design Partner CMC; Zuzana Svitakova/ Project Architect, CMC; Jiri Klima/ MEP Coordinator, CMC; TEPROS/ MEP

Products and brands
ALUCOBOND facade system by WICONA;
HUNTER DOUGLAS ceilings & interior blinds;
MARAZZI tiles supplier

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Photography: BoysPlayNice

PIANO Office Center in České Budejovice images / information received 180918

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