Economia / Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura

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Economia / Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
© Filip Slapal
Economia / Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
© Filip Slapal

The project involved the adaptive reuse of a 20th century boiler factory in Prague’s former industrial district to house “Economia” publishing house.

Economia / Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
© Gregori Civera

In keeping with RBTA’s context‐sensitive approach in Karlin district, the scheme enhances the uniqueness of the buildings’ industrial past.

The project preserves the existing structure and façade while enhancing the potential of the generous single space, with its long naves and huge skylights.

Economia / Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
© Filip Slapal

The 4,600 sqm design by RBTA takes advantage of the structure’s full height – 18 meters on the aisle – and includes two mezzanines overlooking the main central space to locate the meeting rooms and the administration area. The 1,800 sqm open plan floor plate provides modern flexible space for “Economia” newsroom.

Economia / Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
© Gregori Civera

With the completion of the adjacent new office building next year, “Vision Park Karlin” will further provide 5,000 sqm of quality administrative space and a conference room for 2,000.

Project Details:
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Type: Offices
Total area: 6,800 sqm
Client: North Line
Architects: Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
Photographs: Filip Slapal – Gregori Civera

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