Bělidla 986/4a, 603 00 Brno, Czech Republic
CzechGlobe, Global Change Research Institute CAS
Ondřej Patsch, Robert Randys
architectural study 05/2021
you can see the whole study here
The requirement was to create an additional building to the Global Change Institute which would hold space for the laboratories, offices and presentation rooms. In order to keep the greenery around, the new pavilion D was designed with significant indent from the surrounding buildings while following the same urban line with Porici and Belidla street. The wooden facade stands in front of the actual building and follows the fence line. We are planning to replace the old fence with a new one in the very same style of the face construction of the building. The perforated facade visually connects the street with the garden.
The architectural study respects and reflects the volume of the neighbouring buildings. We were driven by the major theme of the CzechGlobe Institute – climate change. The inspiration for this building comes from a melting iceberg that has parted with the continent and it is being carried to the warm oceans, destined to destruction. We have intentionally placed wooden lamellae in front of the building in various directions and frequencies to symbolize the uneven surface of the ice crystals. The wooden lamellae are connected to the steel construction in front of the main transparent building, and they serve as shaders.
The pavilion is composed of five above the ground floors and one underground floor. The main entrance is located on the north side of the ground floor. The entrance flows into the reception area and auditorium that can hold up to 180 listeners. The blueprint clearly divides the building into different use zones that repeat on each floor. The staircase and the elevator are located in the north part, the bathrooms are located in the north east corner of the building. The remaining space is dedicated to the work and social activities of the institution.