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Socio-cultural centre Dolní Kounice

By Štěpán Vašut


My diploma thesis is based on the module Res Publica - Public works focusing on community buildings. Dozens of towns were surveyed, whether they are interested in reconstruction of their community or sociocultural centre, and eventually a small town Dolní Kounice was chosen especially because of the beauty of the surrounding countryside as well as the exciting native urbanism and architecture. This thesis deals with transformation of the cultural house from the 50s of the 20th century to a new cultural centre. The extension and inconvenient terrace were removed and the hall is supported by a new mass of the vestibule at the interface between interior and exterior, on the site of the former patio. Next, a new front of the building was introduced which increased the entrance of the house and created a space for a study room, small gym, meeting room and common rooms. The part of the house used for housing units is designed only with aesthetic details on the facade. The Culture Centre is divided into a set of materials in order to reduce the scale of the whole building. The entrance part mass, in contrast, is enhanced by its division and the chosen materials. In this way the originally embarrassing object of the Cultural Centre has been changed into a new centre with a clear architectural expression and the interior of the house is enriched by view of the beauty of the city

Topics: rekonstrukce kulturního domu; kulturní dům; socio-cultural center; community center; rekonstrukce; komunitní centrum; společensko kulturní centrum; culture center; refurbishment; refurnbishment of culture centrer; culture centre; Dolní Kounice; socio-cultural centre; rekonstrukce kulturního domu v Dolních Kounicích
Publisher: Vysoké učení technické v Brně. Fakulta architektury
Year: 2016
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