Reconstruction, annex, interior
The overall character of the reconstruction is carried out in an attempt to preserve the historical atmosphere, but without forcibly stylising any stylistic form wherever it is unequivocally necessary to insert a new function, which the running of an office, with all its modern-day needs for technology, undoubtedly is. In such a case a contrasting solution is chosen, which unambiguously defines the historical environment and thus becomes its “partner”.
In the Diplomatic Office’s building there are spaces equipped with installations of period furniture and the majority of the offices are furnished with standard contemporary office furniture. These offices have a partly historic atmosphere, created by the original doors, stuccos, fireplaces and other details and partly a purely functional atmosphere – in the completed 5th above ground floor.
The annex on the site of the originally demolished object is balanced with the many limits connected to the functional ties on the main house. The solution uses the classical proportion of the local facades, supplemented with a stylised “bossage” made of stainless steel lamellas, consolidating the somewhat disparate structural apertures. The façade is clad with the commonly used local stone.