美国,华盛顿特区,捷克大使馆/Chalupa建筑师事务所

捷克建的Chalupa筑师事务所赢得了美国的捷克共和国大使馆的设计竞赛。

下面的文字来自建筑师:

美国,华盛顿特区,捷克大使馆

捷克共和国大使馆的设计来自于其独特的自然环境,建筑不是主角,而是环境的陪衬。建筑把基地分为三个部分。

首先进入一个有圆形回车道院子,建筑正面帷幕一样的曲面毛玻璃简朴高雅。其次,建筑划分出私人花园,以此联系公寓、办公室和会议室。

最后,还有一个代表性的园林空间,构成了项目的概念的核心。花园很大,与使馆的主要休息室有机的连接在一起,它位于新建筑和老的大使住宅之间,加强两者的联系。

设计在美国,华盛顿特区的捷克大使馆是一件有挑战的工作,如何让建筑在海外能代表捷克共和国?还要创造适合工作与会议的优良环境。它不试图提供我们已经喜欢的建筑语言,而是提供可能会在未来喜欢的建筑语言,也就是我们希望看到的世界:开放,自信,友善,乐于助人,尊重,体贴自然和环境的总体,牢牢扎根于深厚的文化传统,并尊重民主原则,以及随时准备帮助他人。我们希望新使馆将促进这些理念。

1. 设计竞赛获奖作品

美国,华盛顿特区,捷克大使馆

建筑师: Chalupa architekti / Marek Chalupa, Stepan Chalupa, Tomas Havlicek, Michal Rosicky, Tomas Horalik, Jakub Chuchlik

合作者: Adam Gebrian, Petr Babak / Laborator, Zdenek Sendler, Vit Musil + Radim Petruska / miss3

地点: 3900 Spring of Freedom St. NW, 美国,华盛顿特区

客户: 捷克共和国 - 外交部

设计期: 07/2009–02/2010

总建筑面积: 5490平方米


Czech architects Chalupa Architekti have won a competition to design the new Embassy of the Czech Republic in Washington DC, USA.

Here’s some text from the architects:

Embassy of the Czech Republic in Washington, DC, USA

The design of the Embassy of the Czech Republic pays tribute to its unique natural setting, and the building itself is only an adjunct, not the main actor. Its form divides the site into three separate parts.

Firstly what emerges is a representational circular driveway space, the austere elegance of which underlines the drapery-like front façade made of frosted glass. Secondly, it creates a private garden space linked to the apartments and offices used for more working-like meetings.

Finally, there is the representational garden space which forms the conceptual core of the project. The garden is generously dimensioned, organically connected with the main lounges of the Embassy, and mediates a strong contact between the new building and the existing residence of the ambassador.

Designing the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Washington poses the special challenge (apart from the obvious creation of an environment suitable for work and meetings) of how to represent the Czech Republic abroad. It does not attempt to show what we are like, but what we would like to be like, or how we wish to be seen to the world: open, confident, friendly, helpful, and respectful, considerate to Nature and the environment in general, firmly rooted in rich cultural traditions and with respect to democratic principles; and always ready to help. Our hope is that the new Embassy building will foster this understanding.

1. prize in a competition to design

Embassy of Czech Republic in Washington, DC, USA

architects: Chalupa architekti / Marek Chalupa, Stepan Chalupa, Tomas Havlicek, Michal Rosicky, Tomas Horalik, Jakub Chuchlik

collaborators: Adam Gebrian, Petr Babak / Laborator, Zdenek Sendler, Vit Musil + Radim Petruska / miss3

location: 3900 Spring of Freedom St. NW, Washington, DC, USA

client: Czech Republic – Ministry of Foreign Affairs

design period: 07/2009–02/2010

gross floor area: 5 490m2