The Cube

Architect: Stanislav Franc, Jan Nováček a Vladimír Fencl

Year of completion: 1977

The former Koospol foreign trade company complex is characterized by unconventional shapes and exposed concrete. The cubic administrative building, almost levitating above the horizontal base, is complemented by a system of ramps, staircases, terraces, and parking lots, along with an entrance bridge that warmly welcomes visitors from Evropská Street. The entire composition creates a unique space meticulously designed down to the smallest detail. The complex was established as the headquarters of Koospol after losing its previous location in the Veletržní Palace fire, similar to other foreign trade companies. The building near the Džbán reservoir served as its home until the fall of the regime when it ceased to exist. The building underwent significant renovations at the turn of the millennium, including the removal of the garden in the inner atrium, which was replaced by a covered reception area with a pyramid-shaped glass structure that enclosed the previously open skylight. Various companies of different sizes then relocated to the building. To continue serving its purpose, the building underwent further reconstruction, including modifications to the front area and the adjacent architecturally modified garden.

Evropská 178, 160 00 Praha 6-Vokovice
Evropská 178, 160 00 Praha 6-Vokovice

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