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PK62 Publishing House Headquarters

PK62 Publishing House Headquarters

Location: Praha 10 - Bohdalec
Client: MČ Praha 11
Architect: Jan Aulík, Jakub Fišer
Engineer-in-Charge: Jiří Opat
Structural Engineer: Václav Toman
Photo: Robert Richter, Radek Plíhal

The building – the publishing house headquarters – becomes part of its image, a catchy symbol on the traffic map of the city. Certain unambiguity and gaminess of its look should suggest its close relation not only to the publisher’s world, but it also reflects the diversity of the outskirts, its natural abundance of forms and contrasting scales.

The building is detached, nevertheless, firmly fixed to the street line. Traditional façade structure with windows reflecting the internal arrangement of offices combines with larger abstract areas and volumes many times overlapping.