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Project category ‐ Architectural design, small scale architecture and creative work in architecture

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Author CzechHans Design s.r.o., MgA. Monika Hořčicová
Location Palác Valdek, Jugoslávská 620/29, Praha 2 - Vinohrady
Investor VALDEK Business Center s.r.o., Dukelských hrdinů 564/34, Praha 7 - Holešovice
Supplier MgA. Monika Hořčicová, PARSTAV PRAHA s.r.o.
Date of project approval March 2021

The light installation in the main stairway of the Valdek office building. Main goal was to add special illumination system to the existing light system which will respect the charecter of the building, built in funcionalist style. The staircase is a simple semi-circle shape and the light system should not touch the existing ceiling construction nor the construction of stairs. The hand, sticking out from the last stair landing, placed in the centre of the staircase, is in a white color just as the rest of the staircase. The light installation represents a hand of a puppet master but with its gesture also a hand protective and blessing.

3D sacn of a real hand, followed by creating a model using robotic miilling cutter and final fiberglass cast. The inner structural steel pipe structure serves also for leading electric cables fo the lights. We used Foscarini Gregg lights

Green building

Environmental certification

Type and level of certificate -

Water management

Is rainwater used for irrigation?
Is rainwater used for other purposes, e.g. toilet flushing ?
Does the building have a green roof / facade ?
Is reclaimed waste water used, e.g. from showers and sinks ?

The quality of the indoor environment

Is clean air supply automated ?
Is comfortable temperature during summer and winter automated?
Is natural lighting guaranteed in all living areas?
Is artificial lighting automated?
Is acoustic comfort, specifically reverberation time, guaranteed?
Does the layout solution include zoning and ergonomics elements?

Principles of circular economics

Does the project use recycled materials?
Does the project use recyclable materials?
Are materials with a documented Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) promoted in the project?
Are other sustainability certifications used for materials and elements?

Energy efficiency

Energy performance class of the building according to the Energy Performance Certificate of the building
Is efficient energy management (measurement and regular analysis of consumption data) considered?
Are renewable sources of energy used, e.g. solar system, photovoltaics?

Interconnection with surroundings

Does the project enable the easy use of public transport?
Does the project support the use of alternative modes of transport, e.g cycling, walking etc. ?
Is there access to recreational natural areas, e.g. parks, in the immediate vicinity of the building?