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Metropol Hotel / Chalupa Architekti + d u m Architekti

  • 01:00 - 4 May, 2010
Metropol Hotel / Chalupa Architekti + d u m Architekti
Metropol Hotel / Chalupa Architekti  + d u m Architekti, © Filip Šlapal
© Filip Šlapal

© Filip Šlapal © Filip Šlapal © Filip Šlapal © Filip Šlapal +13

From the architect. The design of the Metropol Hotel results both from the respect to the context of Narodni trida –“The National Avenue” – as well as from the vision of a contemporary vibrant downtown with metropolitan palaces, cafés, restaurants and shops facing the street and all other things that support and accelerate modern urban life. Thus, the entire ground floor of the hotel is reserved for an urban café and restaurant which can be fully connected to the street by use of large-size automatically lifted glass panels.

© Filip Šlapal
© Filip Šlapal

The hotel is draped in a unique fully glazed high-tech façade, a decking, fluently curved at the top. Depending on the intensity of sunlight, the façade is automatically shaded by the use of motor-operated textile awnings which retract in high winds. The windows close automatically in case of rain or when a guest leaves the room. Upon opening them the heating and cooling are automatically regulated. Large-sized glazing allows stunning views of the city. The constant changeability of the multiple layers of the façade adds to the active part the building plays on one of Prague’s most exclusive and eventful streets.

© Filip Šlapal
© Filip Šlapal
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Metropol Hotel / Chalupa Architekti + d u m Architekti" 04 May 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/58464/metropol-hotel-chalupa-architekti-d-u-m-architekti/>
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Hotels Resorts Apart · May 12, 2010

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Tiago · May 05, 2010

#Turismo e #Arquitetura - Metropol Hotel / Chalupa Architekti + d u m Architekti http://ow.ly/1GNhw #travel #architecture

bluevertical · May 05, 2010

Metropol Hotel by Chalupa Architekti + d u m Architekti http://bit.ly/d8lKWi #architecture #interiordesign #modern #czechrepublic *very cool

galaxian · May 05, 2010

Good job, I like it!

Nicholas Patten · May 05, 2010

Nicely Designed: Metropol Hotel. http://bit.ly/9teJp1

Home Decor News · May 05, 2010

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Architekt R V Scholz · May 04, 2010

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Clara Emmanuela · May 04, 2010

RT @archdaily: Metropol Hotel / Chalupa Architekti + d u m Architekti http://archdai.ly/cIv79I

jiri k. · May 04, 2010

I really like the "door". You can slide them and open the whole ground floor.

jason · May 04, 2010

damn the roof drain!!!

izy met · May 04, 2010

Point conference centre edinburgh is a much more successful project which this seems to imitate.

Felipe Goes · May 04, 2010

Great building ! Good relation with the urban plot.

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