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Red Hill Rise Proposal / Maxwan + MS architekti

The Maxwan, in collaboration with MS architektidesigned Red Hill Rise proposal is a mixed use building on top of a metro station, which includes offices and retail located along a major spine road connecting the airport and historical city center of Prague. They came up with the idea of ‘breaking-up’ the building volume and inserting landscape and public space in between. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Courtesy of Maxwan
Courtesy of Maxwan

The backdrop of the project is a dramatically steep slope (max. 14m height difference), the site being located in a tranquil residential area while required program is purely commercial and requires expressive architecture. Furthermore, there is a lack of sufficient public space in the neighborhood.

Courtesy of Maxwan
Courtesy of Maxwan

Therefore, their 'breaking up' approach is not only for being sensitive to the tranquil surroundings avoiding massive building volume, but also aiming for commercially competitive office space yet achieving expressive architecture.

  • Architects: Maxwan
  • Location: Prague, Czech Republic
  • Partner in Charge: Hiroki Matsuura
  • Team Leaders: Jason Hilgefort, Rene Sangers
  • Team: Artur Borejszo, Veronika Komova, Valentina Chiappa Nunez, Aleksandar Hrib, Nobuki Ogasahara, Ignas Uogintas, Janneke Earl
  • Collaborator: MS architekti s.r.o. (Michal Sourek, Pavel Hrebecky, Tomas Filgas, Martin Studnicka, Thomas Zagdoun, Idan Zveibil)
  • Engineering Structures & Installations: ABT bv
  • Horticulture: Ebben Nurseries
  • Commercial Consultancy: ACTM Netherlands bv (for shopping centres & high traffic locations)
  • Traffic & Parking: Peter Brogt Traffic Advice
  • Energy, Sustainability and Engineering: Buro Happold, Search Engineering bv, Energysim s.r.o.
  • Facade Engineering: Scheldebouw bv
  • Office market & ’Het Nieuwe Werken’: HEVO bv
  • Geology & Foundations: Jaroslav Pasek
  • Real Estate, Retail Development: &H Real Estate bv
  • Client: KKCG Real Estate a.s.
  • Site Area: 1.2 ha
  • Total GFA: 41,000 m2
  • Program Areas: Service/Retail 250 m2 gfa; Offices 28,750 m2 gfa; Parking 700 spaces
  • Estimated Building Cost: €55M
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Maxwan
Cite:Alison Furuto. "Red Hill Rise Proposal / Maxwan + MS architekti" 31 Aug 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <>