Chapman Taylor designing mixed-use Galerie Pardubice in the Czech Republic

Chapman Taylor is designing a mixed-use project as the first stage of a new urban quarter on the site of the former Hobé Distillery in Pardubice, Czech Republic.

The project, provisionally called Galerie Pardubice, aims to create a vibrant, modern and sustainable development for the site, which is strategically well-located opposite the city’s railway station, adjacent to the bus station and only a few minutes’ walk from the historic city centre.

The 50,000m2 GLA destination will house 200 regional and international brands, including a diverse array of shops, a supermarket, restaurants, a food hall with a terrace, cafés, an eight-screen multiplex cinema, a jump arena and a children’s entertainment zone. To help ensure a dynamic, all-day environment is created, the project will also include well-equipped office spaces, a hotel, a multifunctional cultural centre, apartments and parking for 1,200 cars.

This modern and attractive development will be more than a regional centre, becoming a key destination for conventions, exhibitions and cultural events and bringing many new visitors to Pardubice. The well-considered mix of uses and amenities will make Galerie Pardubice the city’s go-to destination for shopping, working, leisure, hospitality and socialising.

Galerie Pardubice’s contemporary architecture is inspired by the surroundings, using brick to complement the heritage-protected railway station and extensive glazing to allow in abundant natural light. The façades vary in colour, texture and materiality to distinguish the internal functions and aid legibility while still combining as a coherent and attractive whole.

Rich greenery is incorporated on the façades and in the interiors, visually connecting the building with the adjacent parks. The nearby public spaces will play an important role as a stage for events at the cultural centre as well as providing areas in which to socialise and relax.

The development, designed by Chapman Taylor’s Prague studio for Redstone Real Estate, is due to complete by the end of 2023. You can enter the client competition to create a new name for the centre at the official project website here.

Filip Pokorny (PhD (Urban Planning and Brownfield Regeneration))

Director, Prague

Filip is responsible for the management of our key projects in Prague. He has strong retail design skills, as well as specialist design skills in planning and regeneration.

Balancing commercial and architectural insights, he has worked across all project stages, from feasibility, planning and building permitting processes through to on-site construction quality control.

Filip has been with Chapman Taylor’s Prague studio since 2007.

Areas of expertise:

Retail / Residential / Masterplanning / Brownfield Redevelopment

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